On Thursday, a Catholic bishop in Worcester, Massachusetts issued a decree against The Nativity School, a Jesuit-run private middle school in Central Massachusetts, for ignoring his appeal not to display flags supporting LGBT pride and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The school defied his request to take down the flags. As a result, Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester has revoked the “Catholic” title from the school.
The following are the punishments against Nativity School:
The Nativity School of Worcester is prohibited from this time forward from identifying itself as a “Catholic” school and may no longer use the title “Catholic” to describe itself; Mass, sacraments and sacramentals are no longer permitted to be celebrated on Nativity School premises or be