Rules can get in our way. I'm not talking about rules that govern safety, and protection of property and the like. But will letting a dateless girl tarnish the prom experience for others? Will it cost the school money? Will anyone be hurt or killed?
This story would go away if the Archdiocese realized that being stubborn is putting it in a negative spotlight nationwide. I'll bet there are letters and phone calls pouring in from everywhere. I can see how this seemingly little thing could have come as a surprise when it went nationwide. So now change the policy and make the issue go away. That's not being weak, it's being flexible -- and wise.