Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Pride flags on its campus after being told to take them down. Bishop Robert J McManus of the Diocese of Worcester said that the Nativity School of Worcester is ‘prohibited’ from branding itself as Catholic because the school supports movement ‘inconsistent with Catholic teaching.’ McManus noted that the LGBTQ flag contradicted the church’s teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Meanwhile, the church says it ‘stands unequivocally behind the phrase “black lives matter”‘ but does not support the BLM movement.

According to the bishop, the BLM movement, ‘co-opted the phrase and promotes a platform that directly contradicts Catholic social teaching on the importance and role of the nuclear family and seeks to disrupt the family structure in clear opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church.’‘The flying of these flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message to the public about the Church’s stance on these important moral and social issues,’ the bishop wrote.