"School administrators, reacting to what they called a "sick" prom culture that was out of control, announced in a letter this month to parents that senior prom was canceled.
"Basically, it has become an event in American culture that has all the trappings of excess," said school principal Brother Kenneth Hoagland. "It is not consistent with our philosophy as a Catholic school."
Last year, the school appealed to parents and stopped 46 Kellenberg seniors from spending $20,000 to rent a house for a post-prom weekend in the Hamptons"
"Hoagland said they have invited students to come up with alternate ideas for a school-sponsored event that are consistent with the goals of a Christian education."
He also point to a couple letters on their Kellenberg Memorial High School’s site in reference to the Prom and the September one is full of common sense, Christian perspective, and an indictment of the prom culture. [Evil PDF]
KMHS is willing to sponsor a prom, but not an orgy.
Some ask about a “compromise.” What is there to compromise? Sanity, proportion,modesty, common sense?
Bravo to Father Philip K. Eichner, S.M.
and Brother Kenneth M. Hoagland, S.M. for telling the truth with such clarity and for offering truly a Christian education.