Catholic Bishop Roger Joseph Foys condemned the children of Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky after they were harassed and abused following the Right for Life March.
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Bishop Foys of Covington, Kentucky, along with the Covington Catholic High School administration succumbed to the mainstream media’s leftist spin and released a statement condemning the teenage boys.
Several Covington families promised to pull their children from the Confirmation ceremony this weekend until Bishop Foys apologized to the innocent children.
On Thursday Bishop Roger Joseph Foys visited Covington Catholic School but did not apologize to the children.
Lifesite News reported:
On January 19, the Covington Diocese and the high school issued a joint statement that the students were guilty of behavior “opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.”
“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.,” the January 19 statement read.
After later reporting refuted the original narrative, Bishop Foys issued a new statement stating that an “independent, third-party investigation is planned to begin this week” and that it was “important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate.”
Many have criticized the community’s Catholic authorities for condemning the boys in the first place and for not simply retracting and apologizing for the original statement. On Wednesday a Covington parent speaking to LifeSiteNews on condition of anonymity said Foys visited the school and met with the boys today.
The parent said Foys claimed he was unable to change his story while things are being investigated, and any change to the previous statement would have to wait for the review’s conclusion. The parent added that Foys “has been very staunchly pro-life,” and while he did not apologize privately to the boys, his tone was “fairly good” and “very much in support of them.”