Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Catholic High School Banishes Limbo At Prom
Minneapolis, MN: Students at Dominican High School are taking a stand for theological acuity at this year's Prom: No limbo allowed.
Rachel McKendree, president of the senior class, said "When we heard that the Vatican was moving to demote the teaching of limbo, we knew we wanted to have nothing to do with that dance. I know it's been popular in years past, especially last year when the dance's theme was 'Beach Party Bingo'. But we want to show our support for Pope Benedict, and we thought the best way to do that was to cut out the limbo."
Other students are similarly supportive. "We should have known limbo was not on the up and up. I mean, it really hurts your back. I think that isn't in keeping with the created dignity of the human person," said sophomore Alicia Hartman.
"I have to wonder about that chicken dance now," commented junior Dave Rigg. "And the electric slide. Slide into what, I wonder? This really opens the theological floodgates."
When told that limbo actually refers to a place where unbaptized infants spend eternity but without communion with God, many looked confused. "Really?" said Hartman. "Isn't that kind of Calvinist?"
School administration could not be reached for comment.