SANTA ROSA, Calif. — School teachers and administrators are not expecting some sort of “Spanish Inquisition” in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Calif., even though the diocese is the epicenter of a media-generated local furor surrounding Bishop Robert Vasa’s decision to mandate that Catholic educators live the Ten Commandments and reject “modern errors” on life and family in their personal and professional lives.
“I think it‘s a little overblown, in some ways,” said principal Graham Rutherford of Cardinal Newman High School. “The bishop said he wanted to clarify his expectations. ... He never said we‘ve been doing things wrong here.”
And, in fact, Bishop Vasa told the Register there has...READ MORE