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  • Openly gay teacher fired after posting wedding pictures on social media [Miami FL]

    02/10/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    WCMH, NBC 4, Columbus OH ^ | Published: February 10, 2018, 6:47 am | Updated: February 10, 2018, 9:45 am | NBC 4 Staff
    Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend and posted pictures of the ceremony to Facebook. On Thursday, Morffi was fired. In a letter to parents, Principal Carlota Morales called it a “difficult and necessary” decision. Nearly a dozen parents who had children in Morffi’s class came to the school to protest her firing. The parents called her a “great teacher”...
  • “Stick it to the Catholics” has always been a favorite media and secular court sport

    02/12/2017 8:50:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/12/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    One of the newest “social warriors” is a 13 year old seventh grade girl who currently attends a private Catholic school in New Jersey only because a judge has ordered the school to rescind its order expelling her. Of course the media sides with a selfish family that doesn’t care about anything but its own satisfaction; but when do the constitutional rights of a religious institution prevail? Here are the facts. The girl, who is described as an excellent basketball player, was not able to play for her school this year because it was not fielding a girls’ team in...
  • (NJ) Union Catholic goes wild watching Sydney McLaughlin advance at the Olympics (VIDEO)

    08/18/2016 7:44:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    After seeing teen star Sydney McLaughlin place 5th in her heat in the opening round of the women's 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic Games, many of the close to 1,000 people that jammed themselves into Union Catholic's gym to watch the race began to head for the exits.  For some, the heat inside the gym was beginning to take its toll, but many others left feeling that the 17 year-old McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic, had probably come up short in her attempt to advance to the semifinal round at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But not brothers...
  • (NJ, Catholic) High schooler Sydney McLaughlin makes her Olympic debut

    08/15/2016 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    NBC Olympics ^ | 08.15.16
    High schooler Sydney McLaughlin makes her Olympic debut Sydney McLaughlin, who just celebrated her 17th birthday eight days ago, made her Olympic debut, finishing fifth in her heat of the 400m hurdles. McLaughlin made it through to the semifinals on time.
  • Rio 2016: N.J. (Catholic) high school phenom McLaughlin aims to make Olympic Team on Sunday

    07/10/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    Sydney McLaughlin, New Jersey's 16 year-old sensation, will attempt to become one of the youngest U.S. track and field Olympians when she competes in the finals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at Sunday's U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McLaughlin, who turns 17 on Aug. 7, needs to finish in the top three in her race to make the Olympic team, which will compete in the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 400 hurdles race is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 7:03 p.m. EST. and will shown on NBC. McLaughlin, who will be...
  • Christian Schools End Contracts With Lands’ End After it Donates to Pro-Abortion Gloria Steinem

    02/25/2016 1:27:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    At least two religious schools said they will stop buying uniforms from the clothing company Lands’ End this week because it honored abortion activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog and created a campaign to donate to Steinem’s organization. Tolton Catholic High School and the College of the Ozarks, both in Missouri, said they were disgusted that the company would honor the well-known abortion activist who once said women “need” abortion. Earlier this month, Lands’ End published an interview and photo-shoot with Steinem on its website (see images below) and in its spring catalog, highlighting Steinem’s work to pass an...
  • Firing of teacher in same-sex marriage roils Catholic school

    07/08/2015 10:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/08/2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
    The e-mail left many parents at the private Catholic school upset and confused. The well-respected director of religious education had just been fired. Nell Stetser, principal of Waldron Mercy Academy, an elementary school in Merion, sent the e-mail Friday to say that Margie Winters was out of a job after eight years. The reasons were confidential, Stetser wrote. But the "context" she went on to offer included clues to what the school saw as a problem: Winters is in a same-sex marriage. Stetser praised Winters for her "amazing contributions" to the school. "In the Mercy spirit, many of us accept...
  • Gay substitute teacher denied full-time job at Iowa Catholic school after being outed as engaged

    04/08/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/08/2015 | BY NICOLE HENSLEY
    An Iowa Catholic school denied a substitute teacher a full-time job after learning on his Facebook page he was engaged to a man. Tyler McCubbin already volunteered at Dowling Catholic School as a track coach and filled in for absent teachers. His sexual orientation only became an issue when his social media accounts became the focus of a background check after allegedly being promised a position as a social sciences teacher. His profile on Facebook shows a scattering of likes for LGBT groups and pro-gay artists such as Audra McDonald, but it’s his fiancé that got their attention. “I said,...
  • Who Is Patricia Jannuzzi? (Catholic School teacher fired for "homophobic" Facebook comment)

    03/21/2015 9:25:16 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | March 19, 2015 Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415700/who-patricia-jannuzzi-mag | Maggie Gallagher
    I can’t get this question out of my head: Who is Patricia Jannuzzi? These last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of religious organizations publicly wrestling with gay rights. The Mormon Church authorized new protections for gay people, while attempting to protect religious believers, too. A rapidly dwindling denomination of Presbyterians decided to embrace gay marriage. San Francisco’s City Church, the largest evangelical megachurch, embraced gay marriage for its congregants. Cardinal Dolan was the grand marshal of the first St. Patrick’s Day parade that permitted people to march with LGBT banners. Some of these churches are discarding ancient Christian moral...
  • Parents claim nuns are cashing in by closing Montessori preschool

    03/28/2015 10:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/27/2015 | By Julia Marsh
    Even Mother Teresa might have been tempted by this kind of property bonanza. A group of nuns wants to boot 55 tots from one of the city’s oldest preschools so they can cash in on the facility’s $20 million Chelsea real estate, according to a lawsuit by fuming parents. More than 50 moms and dads of kids at Nazareth Nursery Montessori claim the Sisters of St. Francis — who bought the West 15th Street facility for $5,000 in 1901 — want to sell the school’s two brick brownstones and hoard the money. “It's clear that the defendants plan to close...
  • 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.