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  • After uproar on talk on human sexuality, Dominican sister to take sabbatical

    04/07/2014 9:05:39 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | Catholic News Service
    Reaction to a Dominican sister’s presentation on human sexuality at a North Carolina school has prompted “speculation from many sides,” but few among those commenting about it “were actually present to hear the talk,” said an April 4 statement from Aquinas College in Nashville, where she is an associate professor. The college was referring to a March 21 presentation by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel at a Charlotte Catholic High School student assembly. Titled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” it drew the ire of many students and parents and sparked an online petition with more than 3,000 names. About...
  • Catholic high school suspends teacher following sexual abuse allegations

    04/04/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/4/14 | Archdiocese of Baltimore
    The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Archbishop Curley High School have received an allegation involving Mrs. Lynette Trotta, 33. Ms. Trotta has been a science teacher at Archbishop Curley High School since January 2007. Ms. Trotta is alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a current student during the current school year. A number of weeks ago, Annette Goodman, the school’s librarian, learned about the allegation. Maryland law and the policies of the Archdiocese and Archbishop Curley High School require that allegations of child abuse be reported to civil authorities and to the head of the school as soon...
  • Dept. of Ed: Catholic H.S. Students Twice as Likely to Graduate College

    02/11/2014 9:20:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Students who attended Catholic high schools were approximately twice as likely as students who attended public high schools to go on and graduate from college, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. According to the report, 61.9 percent of Catholic high school students went on to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher by the time they were 8 years out of high school. By contrast, only 31.1 percent of public school students had gone on to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher. …
  • Gay married man says Catholic school rescinded job offer

    01/31/2014 5:24:05 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Bostonglobe.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Milton J. Valencia
    Matthew Barrett thought he had found his dream job. He had worked in the food industry for more than two decades, and when he was offered a job in July as food services director at Fontbonne Academy, a Roman Catholic-based girls’ prep school in Milton, he quickly accepted. But Barrett, 43, said the offer was rescinded only two days later — once the head of school realized Barrett had listed his husband as his emergency contact, according to a complaint he was set to file Thursday with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. “She said the Catholic religion doesn’t recognize same-sex...
  • Marygrove College designates a prayer room for Muslim students

    01/19/2014 10:17:42 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    arabamericannews. ^ | 01.17.2014, | Ali Harb
    DETROIT — Marygrove College, a private Catholic school, has established an interfaith prayer room, which will serve as a space for prayer for Muslim students. Marygrove's president and staff, along with students and representatives from the Muslim community, celebrated on Wednesday Jan. 15, the grand opening of the room, reflecting the college's diversity. President of Marygrove College Dr. David Fike said the celebration of the interfaith prayer room is "symbolic" of our coming together as diverse communities and individuals in the journey of life. Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America stressed the common spiritual goal of all...
  • Muslim Prayer Room Opens in Catholic High School

    01/01/2014 6:47:45 PM PST · by massmike · 58 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com/ ^ | 01/01/2014 | Dale Carruthers
    LONDON, ONT. - Mother Teresa Catholic secondary school is turning a second-floor office into an Islamic prayer room -- the first high school in the city, private or public, to do so. Carpet will soon cover the tile flooring, speakers will be installed and prayer mats purchased to provide the school's Muslim students, estimated at around two dozen, with a quiet and private place to pray. The idea has been in the works since the end of the last school year after a group of Muslim students lobbied administration to create the space. "They're members of our school community. We...
  • Wash. students protest gay vice principal's exit

    12/20/2013 10:12:52 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 92 replies
    SFGATE ^ | Updated 9:20 pm, Friday, December 20, 2013 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press
    SEATTLE (AP) — Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal. An online petition started by the senior class president of Eastside Catholic was the third fastest growing U.S. petition on change.org Friday, attracting around 15,000 signatures in one day. The petition was launched after Vice Principal Mark Zmuda resigned under pressure from school administrators after they learned he had married his same-sex partner. Bradley Strode said the students want to effect change within the wider Catholic Church, with an ultimate goal of altering the Catholic...
  • Pro-life school bus firebombed in Rockford, local media ignore the incident

    06/18/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | 6.18.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, June 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)—A school bus covered in pro-life images that used to drive children to a local abortion clinic to pray was firebombed Friday night, report local advocates, who say the media have been negligent in covering the incident. The bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, suffered extensive damage after vandals threw more than one device through the vehicle’s windows. Photos show some of the seats reduced to little more than metal frame and ash. The driver’s area was also bombed, and appears to be unusable. The bus is well known in the...
  • Furor over gay teacher’s firing may pit city of Columbus against Roman Catholic diocese

    04/24/2013 7:34:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 04/24/2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    COLUMBUS, OH, April 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – The firing of a teacher at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School after it was learned she was involved in a long-term homosexual relationship may pit the Catholic diocese against a Columbus city ordinance barring employers from discriminating based on sexuality. Gym instructor Carla Hale, 57, was fired last week after an anonymous parent wrote the Diocese of Columbus to complain because in an obituary for Hale’s mother, Hale was listed as a survivor alongside her longtime lesbian partner, Julie. Hale signed a morality clause as part of her contract, affirming that “Catholic school...
  • High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary

    04/24/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 24, 2013 | Sarah Karlan
    Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
  • Catholic Bishop Won’t Let Foundation Present Scholarship to Gay Iowa Student at Award Ceremony

    05/08/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/7/12 | AP
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Overruling school officials, a Catholic bishop in Iowa said Monday he would not let a group that promotes equal rights for gays and lesbians present a college scholarship to an openly gay student during an upcoming award ceremony. Bishop Martin Amos in Davenport said the Eychaner Foundation would not be allowed to present the Matthew Shepard Scholarship to Keaton Fuller during the May 20 ceremony at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, saying the group’s support for gay rights conflicts with church doctrine. The announcement comes after a school official signed a document last month...
  • Michael Gove calls for faith pupil limit in Twickenham school

    03/31/2012 2:07:20 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03/31/2012 | BBC News
    Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested a proposed new Catholic school should limit Catholic pupils to 50% of its intake. Business Secretary Vince Cable wrote to Mr Gove about the proposed school, which is in his Twickenham constituency. Mr Gove said the proposal for a cap was "very sensible". But a Catholic Education Service official said turning Catholics away and admitting others just because they were not Catholic would be "odd". A few years ago, the Roman Catholic Church fought attempts by Labour to open up new Church schools in England to the wider population.
  • Lesbian with kids in Catholic school demands removal of Catechism quote on homosexuality

    03/18/2012 5:28:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/18/20122 | Patrick B. Craine
    BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, March 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A self-proclaimed ‘lesbian’ whose two children attend a Catholic school near Peterborough is demanding that the Peterborough Catholic school board remove a Catechism quote dealing with homosexuality from a school pamphlet. Ann Michelle Tesluk has started an online petition to pressure the board to action and describes her activities as gearing to make the Catholic Church into an “openly gay friendly church.” The pamphlet in question, however, is controversial from more than one perspective. While quoting the Catechism that the homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered”, the pamphlet also misrepresents Catholic teaching in numerous...
  • Bishop asks if church should stop funding schools that are 'Catholic in name only'

    01/06/2012 8:08:18 AM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 13 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 06 Jan 2012 | Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Editor
    The church should consider ending its ties with schools that are now “Catholic in name only”, a bishop has said. The Rt Rev Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster, asked if it was right for parishioners to continue paying for the upkeep of schools where the majority of pupils and teachers belong to other faiths and none. He said faith schools are meant to help the church in its mission of evangelisation, and that mergers should be considered in parishes that are now “quiet and empty”. His comments will be welcomed by traditionalists who want church schools to retain their Christian...
  • KC bishop charged for not bringing porn to police

    10/14/2011 7:01:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 137 replies
    AP ^ | 10/14/2011 | By BILL DRAPER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's Catholic bishop has become the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official indicted on a charge of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer, officials said Friday. Bishop Robert Finn, the first U.S. bishop criminally charged with sheltering an abusive clergyman, and the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese have pleaded not guilty on one count each of failing to report suspected child abuse. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Finn and the diocese were required...
  • A Note On WEINERGATE

    05/31/2011 2:56:17 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 14 replies
    Ward World ^ | 05/31/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    Ok, so there was this BIG story about Liberal Democrat and New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner sending an image of his crotch to a 21 year old co ed in California. As I have no desire to engage in a conversation about another man's willingness to expose himself in the newest social media (Twitter) I cannot help but make some observations. First, who the hell does something this foolish? Brett Favre,Congressman Weiner and many more I'm sure. It's moments like this when I thank GOD I went through twelve years of Catholic School. You can bet nobody who ever did...
  • R-Rated Movies in the Catholic High School

    03/23/2011 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 18 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/23/11 | Catholic Lane Editor
    In most high schools, drugs, drinking, profanity and promiscuity pose significant challenges. Sadly these challenges now likewise present themselves in our diocesan high schools today. Studies show that teens exposed to R-rated movies become more likely to engage in smoking, drinking, drugs and promiscuity....
  • Mass. church to help find school for gays' son

    05/13/2010 3:23:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 968+ views
    hosted ^ | May 13 | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) -- The head of education for the Archdiocese of Boston has offered to help find a Catholic school for a boy denied acceptance at another one because his parents are lesbians.
  • Brouhaha in Boulder (Catholic School Refuses to Admit Child of Lesbian Couple)

    03/22/2010 10:31:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 848+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2010 | Charles Colson
    Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Boulder, Colorado, recently informed the parents of two students that their children wouldn’t be re-admitted for next fall’s term. Normally, that would be a matter between the parents and the school and not the stuff of national news. But not this time. That’s because the parents in question are a lesbian couple. Father Bill Breslin, the parish priest, explained that the decision was motivated by concern for the children’s well-being. According to Breslin, “If a child of gay parents comes to our school, and we teach that gay marriage is against the will of...
  • Don Bosco Prep mourns losses at Haitian school belonging to same Catholic order

    01/20/2010 8:47:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 308+ views
    north jersey.com ^ | 01.19.10 | ALLISON PRIES
    As they continued to look for survivors and shelter the homeless, officials from the Salesians of St. John Bosco learned Tuesday that several hundred people had perished, according to Hannah Gregory, a Salesian public relations representative. The private high school is a part of the Salesian Catholic order, which works specifically with young people around the world, encouraging them to learn and care for themselves. The order had six facilities in Haiti; most have been destroyed. The hardest hit was a compound called Enam in Port-au-Prince that served primary grades and offered vocational training for older children, said the Rev....
  • Christian pupils outnumbered by Muslims even in Roman Catholic schools

    08/16/2009 9:50:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,218+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 14, 2009 | Martin Beckford
    Christian pupils are now outnumbered by Muslims at Roman Catholic schools in some parts of England A survey has found 24 Catholic primary schools in the North West and the Midlands teach a minority of churchgoing children. Fewer than one in 10 children are Catholic at one school in Birmingham, while the Church is ending its involvement with a similar establishment in Blackburn. Overall, Catholics make up 73.34 per cent of pupils at the 2,300 schools linked to the denomination across England and Wales. But The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, found that in Oldham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton and Birmingham there...
  • Spiritual gift, Paterson Catholic gets relic of 1st U.S.-Born Saint (Catholic Caucus)

    01/12/2009 12:00:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 621+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 01.06.09 | KAREN KELLER
    PATERSON — The city's only Roman Catholic high school has gained a religious relic from the body of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, born in 1774. (As Principal Richard Garibell, second from right, watches, students at Paterson Catholic Regional High School check out the bone fragment of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the ancient coin collection that Angel Diaz, right, and his wife donated to the school. Below, a close-up view of the Seton relic.) The gift has special significance in its new home in the school chapel: Seton was also the woman who founded the...
  • Boston College in the crosshairs -- Outrage over crucifixes hung in classrooms

    02/13/2009 12:54:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 107 replies · 2,865+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 12, 2009 | Richard Weir
    Some Boston College professors and students are raising a holy ruckus over the Catholic school’s return to its religious roots by hanging crucifixes in all its classrooms, calling the move “offensive” and a break from the Jesuit tradition of tolerance. “There is no choice if you don’t think it’s appropriate. You can’t turn it around,” said biology professor Dan Kirschner, faculty adviser for BC’s chapter of Hillel, a Jewish student group. “I think it is being insensitive to the people of other faith traditions here.” [Snip] In an interview with the college newspaper, The Observer, which broke the story,...
  • Faith of Our Feminists

    12/22/2008 9:03:19 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 22, 2008 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Faith of Our Feminists by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 22, 2008 One of the oddities of modern-day Catholic higher education, particularly in institutions run by Jesuit priests, is that Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues seems to be more ubiquitous on such campuses than Nativity scenes or Crucifixes. Recently, Rev. Kenneth Himes, OFM, explained how the Theology department at Boston College came to sponsor such a production. In comments to Michael Reer, editor-in-chief of The Observer, the Catholic newspaper at BC, Rev. Himes laid out his rationale for giving the show the go-ahead at BC. His comments did not make it into...
  • Help for Catholic Religion Curriculum K-8

    11/09/2008 2:17:47 PM PST · by TradicalRC · 30 replies · 671+ views
    Vanity ^ | November 9,2008 | TradicalRC
    Need help. Pastor at our church pulled aside a friend of ours to form a quiet committee to rebuild a religion curriculum from the ground up. She gave him a list of people she thought would be good to have in the group and she named my wife and I, among others. Looking for recommendations, sources, ideas, anything you think ought to be considered for a Roman Catholic Religion Curriculum. Current curriculum has silly nonsense in it, i.e. "a family is any group of people living together". I hate it when they sacrifice God's ethos in the name of His...
  • We'll take Catholic school - not Muslim

    09/08/2008 11:16:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 September 2008
    MOVES to build a Catholic school in Camden, in Sydney's south-west, have been welcomed by the same community group which vocally opposed plans for a Muslim school. The president of the Camden/Macarthur Residents Group, Emil Sremchevich, told Fairfax the Catholic plan "ticks all the right boxes", even though he was yet to see its development application. "Catholics are part of our community so we should be supporting it on this basis alone," Mr Sremchevich told Fairfax. "To become part of the community, you need to live in the community. You can't just turn up." Mr Sremchevich said he was not...
  • Old School Values : Catholic Schools are Struggling to Survive

    04/03/2008 7:53:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 100+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | April 3, 2008 | Tom Purcell
    My old Catholic elementary school has been struggling, and that's not good for anybody. St. Germaine School in Pittsburgh, Pa. will merge with another Catholic school because of declining enrollment at both schools. St. Germaine's enrollment dropped from 172 students just six years ago to 86 this year. Sister Dale McDonald, Director of Public Policy and Education Research at the National Catholic Educational Association, told me that declining enrollment is a national trend. Though there is some growth in the South and the West, Catholic schools are shutting down at the rate of more than 100 per year. Why? Catholic...
  • Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism

    10/06/2007 11:00:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 464+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazine
    Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism Commentary on inclusion of "sexual orientation" in Board's Workplace Harassment policy By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazineFrom Oct. 2007 edition of Catholic Insight TORONTO, October 4, 2007 (catholicinsight.com) - Just before Catholic Insight went to press with its September edition, on August 15 we learned that in May 2007, the Toronto District Catholic School Board (TCDSB), in its document Workplace Harassment, had moved to prohibit all teachers and staff from complaining or objecting to "same-sex partner status." It turns out that two other unacceptable prohibitions had previously been imposed already;...
  • Ontario Premier Scandalized Catholic Students, Says Leading Catholic Magazine Editor

    09/22/2007 8:55:30 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 265+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 19, 2007
    Ontario Premier Scandalized Catholic Students, Says Leading Catholic Magazine Editor "Particularly offensive" that McGuinty says he can remain Catholic in good standing while advocating abortion and same-sex "marriage" September 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With statements made on Sept. 17 at a Markham Catholic high school that his so-called "private" Catholic faith does not determine his positions on public policy, Premier Dalton McGuinty scandalized his youthful audience, says the editor of Canada's leading Catholic magazine of news and opinion.  "There is no such thing as a 'private' Catholic faith," says Father Alphonse de Valk, editor of Catholic Insight magazine. "From the...
  • Device Explodes On Merseyside

    09/21/2007 10:38:26 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 40 replies · 2,133+ views
    Breaking NewsDevice Explodes On Merseyside Updated: 18:28, Friday September 21, 2007 A device has exploded at a school in Liverpool, according to Merseyside police. It went off under a car outside St Edward's, a Catholic school in the Sandfield Park area of West Derby. Sky News correspondent Mike McCarthy said roads near the school had been blocked off by police. Inspector Michael O'Callaghan said: "There was an explosion under a car at the school this afternoon." "What caused the explosion and the reasons behind it we are investigating. "Nobody has been injured and there has been no collateral damage," he...
  • Ontario Bishops Warns Catholic Trustees Against HPV Vaccine - Second Board Delays Vaccination ...

    09/15/2007 8:23:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 211+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 14, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Ontario Bishops Warns Catholic Trustees Against HPV Vaccine - Second Board Delays Vaccination Program Halton District School Board to vote Tuesdya on motion opposing HPV vaccination  By John-Henry WestenBURLINGTON, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a September 13 letter to Catholic trustees and parents in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), Hamilton Bishop Anthony Tonnos has warned against the introduction of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.  The letter, sent with his signature, was drafted at a September 10 meeting of the Ontario Bishops Conference following a request from Catholic school boards.By order of the Ontario Liberal Government, the vaccines...
  • Ontario City's Catholic Trustees Oppose HPV Vaccination in Schools, Stall Implementation

    09/15/2007 7:49:18 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 259+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Ontario City's Catholic Trustees Oppose HPV Vaccination in Schools, Stall Implementation By John-Henry Westen SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, September 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Elected trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (H-SCDSB) have objected to implementing a plan to vaccinate girls in the Board's Catholic schools with the controversial HPV vaccine.  The recently developed HPV vaccine is designed to prevent the sexually transmitted disease Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.  HPV is not preventable with condom use.  The vaccine has had little long-term testing and is thus of concern to some health-care professionals. "This is...
  • Ontario Catholic School Board Approves Referrals to Gay-Activist Therapist, Censors Right to Life...

    08/11/2007 9:12:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 462+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 9, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien and John-Henry Westen
    Ontario Catholic School Board Approves Referrals to Gay-Activist Therapist, Censors Right to Life Material Also Approves "National Day Against Homophobia" and PFLAG pamphlets By Elizabeth O'Brien and John-Henry Westen WATERLOO, August 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Minutes of meetings of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) Family Life Advisory Committee (FLAC) reveal that the Catholic board has undertaken activities that seriously contradict Catholic teaching. Despite Catholic teaching opposing homosexual acts, the board has approved referral of Catholic students to homosexuality-promoting therapists and organizations. In the January 25, 2006 meeting minutes, published on the WCDSB website, the FLAC approved the referral...
  • Separate rooms for unmarried partners on trips, says University of St. Thomas

    04/19/2006 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 50 replies · 1,435+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | April 19, 2006 | PAUL TOSTO
    The University of St. Thomas today said it will not let staff or faculty who travel officially with students share a room on those trips with an unmarried partner. The decision by St. Thomas President Rev. Dennis Dease, posted on the St. Thomas Web site this morning, puts into policy the university's position. But it's unlikely to end the controversy that's divided the campus the past few months. While the travel policy affects only a few professors, it became a flashpoint on campus after two professors who live together as unmarried, heterosexual partners were told in December they could travel...
  • Notre Dame OKs Homosexual Film Festivals

    04/19/2006 1:02:42 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 27 replies · 1,132+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 04-19-06 | TFP Student Action
    TFP Student Action launches Pray for Notre Dame. Join thousands of concerned students and parents in prayer and reparation. So many students and parents had trusted Notre Dame’s new president, Fr. John I. Jenkins, would restore moral order on campus by stopping two blatant anti-Catholic events from occurring year after year: “Queer Film Festival” and “V-Monologues.” However, hopes that Notre Dame would ban immoral events were shattered on April 5, when Fr. Jenkins issued a statement allowing pro-homosexual film festivals or events to continue at Our Lady’s university. Fr. Jenkins said, “[I] see no reason to prohibit performances of 'The...
  • Laid-back town needs an attitude adjustment(Catholic hammers Chocolate City)

    02/20/2006 12:59:18 PM PST · by Neville72 · 25 replies · 1,052+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | 2/20/2006 | The Rev. Anthony McGinn
    For decades New Orleans has suffered from attitudes that have contributed to the malaise that has kept it from prospering. After Katrina, New Orleans needs to rebuild its homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other institutions. But we also need a new way of thinking, an attitude adjustment, for a rebuilt New Orleans. I told our reunited student body on the first day back at Jesuit High School that each of them had a special calling to contribute to rebuilding our great city. All New Orleanians are called upon to change. A great event such as this hurricane should not leave...
  • Teacher dismissed over refusal to display flag

    10/16/2005 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies · 1,500+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/16/2005 | Puppage
    (Bridgeport-AP, Oct. 15, 2005 11:20 AM) _ A teacher at Kolbe-Cathedral High School in Bridgeport has been fired for refusing to display an American flag in his classroom. Stephen Kobasa says he's never seen a new diocese policy on the flag in writing. He says displaying the flag violates a deeply held religious conviction that flags are about separation, assertions of superiority and aggression. Kobasa says he offered a compromise in which he agreed to display the flag at the start of the school day so students could say the Pledge of Allegiance if they wanted. Then he would remove...
  • [Catholic Girl's School] Teacher fired for work at clinic

    10/15/2005 10:59:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,535+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/14/5 | Todd Milbourn and Cameron Jahn
    A drama teacher at a Catholic high school in Sacramento was fired Thursday after church officials learned she had previously volunteered at an abortion clinic, school officials said Friday. Marie Bain, 50, of Sacramento, who had taught at Loretto High School since August, was dismissed after a student's parent obtained pictures showing Bain escorting people into a Planned Parenthood clinic last spring. The pictures were delivered to Bishop William K. Weigand, head of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, who outlined the decision to terminate Bain in an Oct. 5 letter to the president of the all-female school. "Obviously, the very...
  • Sex Scandal Rocks Catholic High (Yellow Journalism brought to you by CBS headline editor)

    08/02/2005 11:42:09 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 75 replies · 5,137+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2 August 2005 | Judy Sanders
    Sex Scandal Rocks Catholic HighCOLONIE, N.Y., August 2, 2005 A female teacher at a Catholic high school in Albany, N.Y., allegedly had sex with a male student and, Judy Sanders of CBS affiliate WRGB-TV in Albany on The Early Show, he's not the only one with whom she's said to have had relations. Beth Geisel, a 42-year-old Christian Brothers Academy writing instructor, mother of four and wife of a bank president, said nothing as she surrendered to face charges of raping a 16-year-old male student last May. Police say she had sex with the boy once at her home...
  • White Students Walk Out At Local Catholic School

    03/16/2005 8:51:52 AM PST · by BinaryBoy · 291 replies · 8,358+ views
    NBC10 ^ | March 15, 2005
    Some white students at a South Jersey Catholic school walked out of classes Tuesday in protest over a speech by the New Jersey Secretary of State Regina Thomas. Tensions have been building up at Paul VI High School since Thomas' speech on racial justice last week.
  • Charges Tossed Against Alleged Knuckle Sandwich Nun

    01/12/2005 5:44:45 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 30 replies · 2,146+ views
    WNBC.com ^ | 1/10/2004
    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Charges were dismissed Monday against a 69-year-old nun who had been accused of threatening to knock out the teeth of a student she was disciplining for leaving class without pernission.Louis Faccone, whose 11-year-old son was sent to see Sister Catherine Iacouzze, the assistant principal and disciplinarian at St. Cecelia School, withdrew the harassment charge he had filed against the nun in munincipal court.The Diocese of Metuchen fired Iacouzze in December."Being a woman of faith, I firmly believed that in the end, truth would triumph over treachey," she said after the hearing had concluded, declining further comment.'snip'"The phrasing...
  • Gay couple's sons anger Catholic parents

    01/03/2005 7:46:31 AM PST · by Catholic54321 · 39 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | 02 January 2005
    COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Some parents and parishioners have accused the Roman Catholic diocese in Orange County of violating church doctrine by allowing a gay couple to enroll their children in a church school. The group demanded that St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that pledge to abide by Catholic teachings, the Los Angeles Times reported in Sunday's editions. Church doctrine opposes gay relationships and adoption by same-sex couples. "The teachings of the church seem to have been abandoned," John R. Nixon told the Times. "We send our children to a Catholic school because we...
  • OC Catholic school angers parents by admitting gay couple's sons

    01/02/2005 8:47:41 AM PST · by Ellesu · 72 replies · 2,160+ views
    kesq.com ^ | 01/02/05
    COSTA MESA, Calif. A group of parents and parishioners are accusing the Orange County diocese of violating church doctrine by allowing a gay couple to enroll their children in a Catholic school. The group has demanded that Saint John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that pledge to abide by Catholic teachings. That would likely bar the men's two adopted boys from attending the school's kindergarten because of church opposition to relationships and adoption by same-sex couples. School officials have rejected the group's demands and issued a new policy stating that a family's background -- quote --...
  • Indonesian Catholic School Closed for Three Weeks (after muslim protests)

    11/02/2004 7:21:24 AM PST · by miltonim · 9 replies · 218+ views
    persecution.org ^ | 11/2/2004 | International Christian Concern
    Indonesian Catholic School Closed for Three Weeks After Muslim Protest Muslim residents object to church services on school grounds. DUBLIN November 1 Heated disputes over a Catholic school have yet to be fully resolved despite a meeting between government ministers and local residents on October 27. A district official had allowed Catholic residents to hold services at the school on weekends after an application was rejected for a church building permit. However on October 3, crowd of Muslim residents attacked the school during Sunday Mass and erected a brick wall in front of the school gate. Students were kept home...
  • Lesbians sue Catholic school for refusing daughter

    08/06/2004 8:52:40 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 106 replies · 1,605+ views
    CW News ^ | 8/6/04 | CW News
    Eugene, Oregon, Aug. 06 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - A lesbian couple has sued a Catholic school and its parish after a daughter was refused admittance. After describing her irregular domestic arrangement to school principal Dianne Bert last year, Lee Inkmann was told her daughter would not be allowed to attend O'Hara Catholic School, because the lesbian relationship conflicted with Church doctrine, and could be confusing to other pupils. Inkmann and partner Trish Wilson are suing for $550,000 in damages, naming the school principal, as well as Father Mark Bachmeier, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, in their claim. Portland Archdiocese spokesman Bud...
  • AMICUS BRIEF IN (upcoming) SCHOOL VOUCHER CASE- Justice Thomas:"bigotry aimed at Roman Catholics"

    11/10/2001 10:41:39 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 36 replies · 311+ views
    BRADLEY FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SCHOOL VOUCHER CASE Gerard V. Bradley, professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, is filing an amicus brief for the Catholic League in an historic case concerning the constitutionality of school vouchers; Bradley is chairman of the Catholic League’s legal advisory committee. A ruling by the high court is expected by June. The Supreme Court will hear three related cases that deal with a program that provides tuition aid to parents in Cleveland who have opted out of failing public schools. The program offers vouchers of up to $2,250 toward tuition at ...
  • 10 years after bequest, county's Catholic schools find $1.8 million gift is on its way

    08/24/2002 9:37:01 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, August 25, 2002 | Eleanor Chute, Post-Gazette Education Writer
    10 years after bequest, county's Catholic schools find $1.8 million gift is on its way Sunday, August 25, 2002By Eleanor Chute, Post-Gazette Education Writer Edward S. Gaber has been dead for nearly 10 years, but his name is on the minds of every Catholic parish elementary school principal in Allegheny County. That's because his will included a gift of about $1.8 million to be divided evenly among the 74 schools over the next two years. Last week, each school received this year's gift of about $12,500. Gaber, a bachelor who belonged to St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon, died in...
  • Attacks on Catholic schools do not deter local Church's dedication to mission

    10/14/2002 3:49:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 145+ views
    Fides ^ | 10/12/2002
    Kathmandu (Fides Service) - Despite Maoist rebel attacks on two Catholic schools in the Gorkha region of Nepal, the local Church is determined to continue her mission of service. On both occasions the rebels, who control a quarter of the country, broke into the school building and torched classrooms. Fides Service spoke with Rev. Anthony Sharma , Prefect of the Prefecture Apostolic of Nepal. "These attacks are made not only on church institutions and schools, the Maoists rebels attack private enterprises, they want to abolish private property. The raids are very sudden, and recently there has been an escalation. But...
  • Teachers Renew Threat to Strike Over Pay at 10 Catholic Schools [NYT]

    11/29/2001 4:42:25 AM PST · by summer · 20 replies · 524+ views
    The NYT | Nov. 29, 2001 | Yilu Zhao
    November 29, 2001 Teachers Renew Threat to Strike Over Pay at 10 Catholic Schools By YILU ZHAO Teachers at 10 Roman Catholic high schools in New York City and its suburbs yesterday renewed their threat to go on strike against the Archdiocese of New York, resuming a stance they first adopted on Sept. 10, the day before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. After picketing briefly on the 11th, the teachers had reserved their decision until yesterday. Saying they may strike as soon as today, they maintain that the archdiocese has failed to meet their demand for ...
  • Catholic Groups Sues City Over Islamic, Jewish Displays in Public Schools

    12/10/2002 7:42:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies · 263+ views
    Newsday ^ | 12/10/02 | Chaka Ferguson
    NEW YORK -- New York is discriminating against Christian students by allowing Islamic and Jewish holiday symbols to be displayed in public schools while banning nativity creches, a Catholic organization suing the city charged Tuesday. "All we're asking for the city of New York to do is to treat Catholics the same way they do Jews and Muslims," said William Donohue, president of the Catholic League. "This is nothing but pure, unadulterated religious discrimination." The Thomas More Law Center argues in the lawsuit that the Department of Education holiday policy is unconstitutional because it permits Hanukkah menorahs and the Islamic...