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  • 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 · 6 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...
  • Transgender Teachers in Catholic Schools?

    06/04/2016 3:46:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 2, 2016 | DANIEL GUERNSEY
    On May 11, the administration of Mercy High School in San Francisco announced that a Jewish woman who was finishing up her fourth year as an English teacher at the Catholic school would now be accepted as a man and could keep her job.The Mercy Sisters who run the school offered counselors to help the students of the all-girls school accept the biologically female teacher’s new gender identity as a man. In a letter to parents, the school explained how important quality relationships are for the school: “[W]e strive to witness to mercy when we honor the dignity of...
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • Pennsylvania girl barred from prom for wearing suit has her prom night

    05/23/2016 6:05:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    [A] Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her prom night — at a different school. Aniya Wolf, a student at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, attended William Penn High School's prom Saturday at a banquet hall in York. Wolf says she learned at the last moment that girls were required to wear dresses to Bishop McDevitt's prom. She went anyway but was thrown out. The school says the dress code was sent to parents three months earlier. William Penn principal Brandon...
  • Cecile Richards Tells “Catholic” Georgetown University Abortion “is a Basic Human Right”

    04/21/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Justin Petrisek, Kimberly Scharfenberger
    Georgetown University blocked concerned Catholics and reporters from attending today’s campus lecture by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, but tweets from participating students revealed faithful Catholics’ worst fears: Richards spoke to a packed auditorium, flagrantly advocating abortion, deriding pro-lifers and scandalizing students at the nation’s oldest Catholic university. Richards was introduced by the student group H*yas for Choice, according to a tweet from The Hoya’s Twitter page, once again demonstrating the substantial leeway given by Georgetown to this “unofficial” pro-abortion club. “I can’t wait to come back when this [H*yas for Choice] is a recognized campus group,” Richards reportedly stated...
  • Unions Take On Catholic Schools

    03/12/2016 11:00:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Nicholas G. Hahn III
    The First Amendment can't protect schools that lose sight of their religious mission. When the Service Employees International Union began to help organize adjunct faculty at Catholic universities, many expected school administrators to bless the effort as a blow for social justice. After all, religious higher education often comes tinged with progressive politics. But some school leaders, including those at Loyola University in Chicago, are bucking the pro-union stereotype. Over the university's objection, some non-tenure-track instructors at Loyola recently voted to join a local SEIU chapter certified by the National Labor Relations Board. During the unionization debate, Michael Sean Winters...
  • Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to Speak at Georgetown

    03/05/2016 11:52:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/2/16 | Adam Cassandra
    Update: Georgetown defended its decision to allow Cecile Richards to speak on campus in a statement issued on March 3. Read more here.The Lecture Fund at Georgetown University is planning to host Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) President Cecile Richards on campus this April, The Cardinal Newman Society has learned. "This is the latest in a long history of scandal at Georgetown University," said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. "Disguised as an academic event, this is nothing more than a platform for abortion advocacy at a Catholic university and under the nose of the Catholic bishops, featuring a...
  • March for Life Group Stranded in Storm, Prays Mass on Altar Made of Snow

    01/24/2016 5:20:10 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 23, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    A post on Facebook describes the scene: Amazing site from Pennsylvania. Dowling Catholic [High School, in Iowa] students stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike meet kids on the bus from Missouri. They have a priest. And create a snow altar for mass in the middle of this stand still. Very proud of all you Dowling Catholic students.WBAY from Green Bay reports on another stranded band of marchers: A group of 150 people from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, mostly students, is stranded in their buses by the East Coast blizzard.The group was in Washington, DC, for the "March for...
  • Judge rules against Catholic school in gay-hiring retraction

    12/19/2015 12:39:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    An all-girls Catholic prep school in Massachusetts violated state anti-discrimination law by rescinding a job offer to a man in a same-sex marriage, a judge ruled. Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Fontbonne Academy's food services director in 2013, but the offer was withdrawn days later after he listed his husband as his emergency contact. Barrett sued, alleging that the Milton school discriminated against him based on sexual orientation and gender. Norfolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins agreed, rejecting Fontbonne's claim that hiring Barrett would infringe on its constitutional rights because it views his marriage to a man as...
  • Catholic Schools Ban Islam From Religious Studies

    11/09/2015 6:36:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/9/15 | Paul Bois
    The Catholic Church in Britain now refuses to teach Islam as part of its GCSE religious studies curriculum, disappointing the country's Muslim leaders.  Under the new rules based on last year's reforms to the GCSE exam, only Judaism will be taught in tandem with Catholicism, excluding Islam and every other faith. The decision to drive out Islam stemmed from an incident known as the 'Trojan Horse' plot, in which Muslim schools in Birmingham were known to have teachers pushing fundamentalist Islamic teachings on the students.  Sir Iqbal Sacranie, former secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has called the decision "very disappointing" and...
  • Catholic Schools in Illinois Issue Formal Policy for Enrollment by Gay Parents

    09/03/2015 2:28:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 3, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    As greater acceptance of homosexual relations has spread throughout American society over the past decade, it has presented a conundrum for Catholic schools: What to do about children being reared by two men or by two women?While there are worries about any sort of acceptance of a “gay family” by a Catholic parish or school being construed as approval of a certain lifestyle, or exposing other children to certain family arrangements, parishes are also concerned about alienating anyone from the faith.And the fact still exists that an innocent child, in need of a Catholic education, is not responsible for...
  • Philly Catholic School Facing Severe Legal Punishment After Firing Lesbian Teacher

    07/12/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Buois
    Catholic school on the outskirts of Philadelphia has come under heavy attack in recent days after firing an openly lesbian teacher in a same-sex civil marriage with her partner. Since 2007, Waldron Mercy Academy knew that teacher Margie Winters had been civilly married to her lesbian lover, but they kept her on as Director of Religious Education anyway for a total of eight years, under the advisement that she keep her relationship secret and not discuss it with students or parents. Though she kept the order, parents from the school eventually found out about Winters and complained to the school...
  • LESBIANS ARE THE ‘REAL EMBODIMENT OF CATHOLIC TEACHING’ – CNN HOST MICHAEL SMERCONISH

    07/27/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | John Velisek, staff writer
    “Bill Donahue of the Catholic League was invited onto the Smerconish show on CNN in order to defend a decision by a private Catholic school to fire a teacher who had revealed herself to be gay and in a gay marriage. Halfway through the interview, Michael Smerconish affirms the lesbians’ view that they are the ‘real embodiment’ of Catholic teaching. Cuz that makes a lot of sense. Of course, people who get their understanding of Christian doctrine from making fun of televangelists while smoking pot in college and from snarky criticisms on the Daily Show aren’t the best scholars when...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • Let’s keep all our kids safe (NYC denying security to private school children)

    04/10/2015 12:16:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien
    All children deserve to be safe at school. Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. That’s not only unfair, it’s unsafe. And it ought to change. As matters stand, only public schools in the city are eligible for NYPD school-safety agents. Private schools must provide security officers on their own dime. And while child-safety is an issue no decent school would ignore, the fact is many private schools struggle to cover the costs of adequate security — and sometimes the...
  • Catholic college won’t offer federal loans, citing overreaching regs

    03/29/2015 3:43:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | March 16, 2015 | NATE MADDEN
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Wyoming Catholic College, a Catholic university founded in 2005 in Lander, announced in late February that it “shall not participate in federal student loan programs.”The decision came after months of analysis and deliberations by the college and its board of directors.“While the financial benefits are undeniable,” said a news release, “the increasingly burdensome regulatory requirements are clearly troubling for faith-based institutions.” The decision to forego federal student loan and grant programs was reached in a unanimous vote by the college’s board of directors.“While respecting that some of our peer institutions have reached a different conclusion on this...
  • 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...
  • The Right to Give Your Kids a Catholic Education

    03/27/2015 6:30:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/25/15 | Grazie pozo Christie
    A salute to Archbishop Cordileone for defending it in San Francisco.California is always a great state to watch, as things that happen there tend to be harbingers for the other 49. In San Francisco, we have the spectacle of an archbishop under attack from several state senators. His offense? Trying to ensure that high-school students in Catholic schools get the Catholic education their parents have freely chosen to give them. Archbishop Cordileone has had the good sense to ask high-school faculty to affirm that they will impart the Church’s social teachings. He’s trying to guarantee that students will receive the...
  • The Death Of Catholic Universities In America

    03/27/2015 6:41:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/26/15 | Dominic Lynch
    Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.Catholic universities in America are typically regarded as offering a well-rounded education combined with one of the premier intellectual forces of the West: the Catholic Church, and its vast well of knowledge in almost every discipline. Unlike state-sponsored institutions, which can offer a quality education, Catholic universities have the advantage of a grounded and time-tested moral foundation. This foundation, and the discoveries, advances, and progress it has produced, is unrivaled in any other Western tradition. Secular universities, good though they...
  • LGBT Movement’s “New Morality”: Making Gay Okay

    08/25/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Author Robert Reilly’s latest book, “Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything,” dissects the homosexual movement’s strategy of indoctrinating Americans on the pros (but not cons) of LGBT behavior. robert reilly book The new norm of sexual behavior is “if you rationalize my sexual misbehavior, I’ll rationalize yours” as well. This goes against the natural law of man, which were recognized by ancient Greeks. Even the Greeks believed that a mentor-mentee relationship should be platonic between a wiser, older man and a younger man seeking wisdom, which iscontrary to the modernmedia’s perception of Greek culture. Those who...
  • Baltimore Catholic schools to get helping hand from respected businessmen

    07/28/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    James B. Sellinger, a former vice president for IBM’s North American operations, will serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools and Frank Bramble Sr., a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of America Corp., will serve as chairman of the archdiocesan school board, the archdiocese announced July 28. In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools. Bramble previously served as interim president of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and as chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Blue...
  • The World Pierces In

    05/23/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    In 1540, Hernando de Soto marched through Middle Georgia not far from where this column originates. Just down river from where I am in Macon, Georgia, de Soto performed the first baptism in North America on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. That river cuts a lazy path through Macon and Middle Georgia. The Ocmulgee Indian natives, over time, migrated out of the area under force from the new natives, the Americans. Those new natives lived a quiet existence where rarely, like de Soto marching through, the outside world pierced in. When Sherman marched through in the Civil War,...
  • Charlotte diocesan, school officials apologize for controversial presentation on homosexuality

    04/04/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CWN ^ | 4/3/2014
    Two weeks after a Nashville Dominican nun spoke to students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools and delivered a presentation critical of homosexuality, diocesan and school officials offered apologies at a meeting attended by an estimated 900 parents. “Many said that” the first part of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation at Charlotte Catholic High School “was excellent and fully in line with the Catholic faith,” said Father Roger Arnsparger, the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education, as quoted on the diocesan newspaper’s website. “There was unfortunately a misunderstanding about the content of the last part of the presentation,”...
  • Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools?

    03/28/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    The Culture of Life Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Brother Decan
    Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assigned to incoming freshmen at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.  And St. Ignatius wasn't alone - a quick google search revealed that dozens of other Catholic schools had assigned the same poorly written piece of garbage.  We really don't want to revisit here all the gratuitously lewd, crude and lascivious passages in this very unfortunates selection for teen reading. But for purposes of background and so that others can grasp the gravity...
  • Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools

    03/15/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Fri Mar 14, 2014 | Kristin Rushowy
    When kids put pen to paper, chances are they are printing. But Toronto’s Catholic board, hand-wringing over the handwriting skills of its students, is now looking to make sure all of them learn cursive. Parents have told her their children can’t sign their name, “or they have been handed a handwritten note and can’t read it,” said Trustee Ann Andrachuk. She proposed a recent motion—unanimously approved—asking board staff how to reintroduce cursive in all schools, and how early children should start learning it. […] Across Canada and the United States, concerns have been raised that cursive is becoming a lost...
  • Fired for Gay Marriage, Seattle-Area Catholic School Official Sues

    03/08/2014 4:14:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/7/14 | Jonathan Kaminsky, Reuters
    (Reuters) - A suburban Seattle Catholic school vice principal who was fired in December for violating religious doctrine by marrying his same-sex partner, on Friday sued the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle for wrongful dismissal. Mark Zmuda, who was also a swim coach at Eastside Catholic School, said he took the job after reading a school policy, since removed from its website, that it does not discriminate on the basis of an employee's sexual orientation or marital status. His ouster, which led to student protests followed by the school president's resignation, is an example of tension between the increasing...
  • Catholic High School Student Fights Teacher on Truth of the Resurrection

    06/08/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/8/11 | Rebecca Millette
    NORTH BAY, Ontario, June 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - “If Catholic students are required to go to so much trouble with their Catholic teachers to defend a teaching as simple as the resurrection, what do they have to do in their Catholic schools to defend teachings on abortion, homosexuality, or same-sex ‘marriage’?” asked Suresh Dominic of Campaign Life Coalition Catholics commenting on the case of Francesca Sinicrope. A Grade 12 student of North Bay, Ontario, Sinicrope has recently gone to battle with a teacher and principal at her Catholic High School over the truth of Christ’s Resurrection. “He told us people...
  • The growing elitism of Catholic education

    01/07/2014 11:43:40 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 64 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/7/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    One of the hot topics during our family’s Christmas gathering was Catholic education. My niece is a senior in high school, and as with everyone her age, she is consumed with selecting a college. Her parents are allowing her some freedom, but prefer that she attends a college with a good, Catholic environment. They were all impressed with Catholic University of America. For my sister and brother-in-law, it was local and had a good religious atmosphere, and for my niece, it had solid academic programs and quick access to the city. I spent many years at CUA, earning my doctorate,...
  • The Common Core: A Train Wreck Coming for Catholic Schools…

    01/03/2014 7:01:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 12/14/13 | The Motley Monk
    For quite a while, The Motley Monk has been on top of the Common Core, concerned about its implications for Catholic schools. Last September, The Motley Monk discussed some reasons why parents should be wary. In November, he pointed out why a number of Catholic school principals fear its potential impacts for curriculum. Also in November, The Motley Monk questioned whether the NCEA had embraced the secularist educational agenda of the Common Core irrespective of what those principals fear. The Motley Monk then followed-up with a post asking whether the NCEA’s President had put the proverbial “cart before the horse”...
  • Alumni, Parents Fight to Get Gay Administrator's Catholic School Job Back

    12/22/2013 9:23:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 22, 2013 | KAMI DIMITROVA
    Alumni, Parents Fight to Get Gay Administrator's Catholic School Job Back Dec. 22, 2013 By KAMI DIMITROVA Alumni, students and parents from a Seattle Catholic school are fighting to have a revered vice principal reinstated, after school officials discovered his marriage to another man. Supporters of Mark Zmuda vowed to pull funds from Eastside Catholic High School, after the school sent out a letter announcing he had resigned and calling his marriage a violation of his contract, which requires a strict adherence to a Catholic code. "Shame on you!" wrote a passionate alumnus on the Eastside Catholic High School Alumni...
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement - “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

    12/11/2013 12:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end. The campus police department contends Redus, an honors student set to graduate in May, grabbed the officer’s steel baton during a struggle. Not in dispute, however, is that Redus was shot five times by the officer, at close range, leaving him dead and the University scrambling to...
  • Gay teacher fired from Catholic school for trying to wed partner

    12/08/2013 12:49:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 8, 2013 | Joel Landau
    An openly gay teacher at a Pennsylvania Catholic school was fired after applying for a same-sex marriage license. Griffin, an alumnus of the Catholic school, told Philadelphia TV station NBC10 that the school knew he was gay and his partner had attended many school functions. He said he was blindsided by his firing. The school's headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, told the station that Griffin violated his contract and the school's policy by obtaining the license. McCloskey did not return a request for comment from the Daily News. But he did tell the station, "Although, the school welcomes teachers from other...
  • Catholic schools to rally outside abortion clinics across the U.S. this Friday

    12/03/2013 2:01:15 PM PST · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Dec 03, 2013 16:32 EST | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS, Dec. 3, 2013 (OperationRescue) – What started out as the dream of a small Catholic High School class in Beloit, Kansas, has turned into a national pro-life event aimed at activating youth to stand against abortion. This Friday will mark the first Catholic School for Life Rally. Students from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beliot will travel 2˝ hours to Wichita for a rally and prayer outside South Wind Women’s Center, the closest abortion clinic to Beliot as a means of education on the reality of abortion. They will be joined by other Catholic High Schools, including...
  • Catholic schools’ curriculum revision not prompted by Common Core

    12/02/2013 10:53:54 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 11/29/13 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Unlike some school districts in Maryland that have experienced glitches while implementing Common Core State Standards, the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools is not facing the same pressures. Catholic and private schools are not required to implement the Common Core State Standards, said Margaret Dammeyer, associate superintendent of curriculum and professional development for archdiocesan Catholic schools. Catholic educators in the archdiocese, however, said it was time for a modification of its math curriculum for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and that it isn’t rushing the changes. “We were due to begin our curriculum revision,” said Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson,...
  • Large differences in “hookup culture” between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nation’s leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years.  She has produced many scholarly publications and studies.  One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular).  Why?  An excerpt from an interview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.It’s impossible on...
  • Barack Obama 'Savages' Catholic Education

    06/20/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It's already been firmly established that if a person, group or ideology disagrees with Barack Obama, he becomes fixated on them and then, any opportunity he gets, he makes provocative comments that could be interpreted as a warning shot. The message? Barack Obama doesn't forget ideological unfaithfulness, and if he can, he'll shut you up by shutting you down. The president has imposed his bad attitude on, to name but a few: Conservatives, specifically of the tea party brand, right-leaning talk radio, Fox News, and the group the left views as the seat of pro-life advocacy, the Catholic Church. Catholicism...
  • Obama: 'If Catholics Have Their Schools and Buildings and Protestants Have Theirs ..

    06/19/2013 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/19/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Likening religious schools to segregation--a racist system that forced blacks to attend different schools and use different facilities than whites in the American South--President Barack Obama told a town hall meeting for youth in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Monday that there should not be Catholic and Protestant schools because such schools cause division. "Because issues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity--symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others--these are not tangential to peace; they’re essential to it,"
  • Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition

    06/18/2013 9:44:41 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Drake
    In an interview with EWTN's "The World Over's" Raymond Arroyo, The Exorcist author and 1950 graduate, William Blatty spoke about the reasons for the canon law petition on Georgetown University that has been submitted to the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.'s Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The petition compiled by Blatty and The Cardinal Newman Society addresses numerous scandals at the University and whether it can continue to describe itself as Catholic. -
  • President Obama Criticizes Catholic Education

    06/18/2013 10:22:44 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 56 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | June 18, 2013 | Tim Drake
    During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that it’s harmful to national unity. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit. The Scottish Catholic Observer pointed out that Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, recently praised Catholic education before a Scottish audience.
  • Fired lesbian teacher: Catholic educators union won't back me

    05/14/2013 4:27:22 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    NBC News 4 ^ | 5/14/*2013 | Jeff Black,Elizabeth Chuck
    (Former Bishop Watterson physical education teacher Carla Hale was fired in March.) A gay teacher who was fired from a Catholic high school in Ohio says she has been dealt another blow: Her local union isn't supporting her. Carla Hale taught physical education for 19 years at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School in Columbus. She was fired in March after her name appeared with her longtime lesbian partner's name in her mother's obituary. The firing, which the school said was prompted by an anonymous letter from a parent complaining about a lesbian teacher, resulted in a heated debate on...
  • Islamic Radical Threatens Catholic High School

    04/24/2013 6:22:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Police are investigating an anonymous forum poster who praised Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and later made a threat against a Catholic high school in Fairfax, Virginia. The online poster goes by the handle “Prophet Muhammad” and has made several disturbing statements on the Fairfax Underground website in the last month. On Friday, he posted a threat against Paul VI Catholic High School: “Inshallah, Paul VI High School will be the scene of another massacre. Allahu akbar!” “Inshallah” is an Arabic phrase that means “God willing.” “Allahu akbar” means “God is the greatest.” Both sayings are commonly associated...
  • Notre Dame Seniors Have Mixed Feelings on Cardinal Dolan as Commencement Speaker

    03/11/2013 1:26:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 3/7/13 | Tim Drake
    According to an article in The Observer, graduating seniors at the University of Notre Dame have mixed feelings about New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivering the 2013 Commencement address. While the article profiled three students who were supportive of the address, and three who were not, it gave more space to the students who were disappointed with the selection. Some are concerned that Cardinal Dolan's address won’t be relevant for students. Said senior Camille Suarez: I feel like this choice isn’t perfect for this moment. I was hoping Notre Dame would use this opportunity to kind of move the University...
  • Gay activists celebrate Our Lady of the Lake University’s new policy on homosexuals, transgenders

    02/08/2013 2:34:02 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2013 | TIM DRAKE
    SAN ANTONIO, February 8, 2013, (Cardinal Newman Society) - The New Civil Rights Movement, a homosexual activist blog, is celebrating reports that Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), a Catholic university in San Antonio, Texas, has become the first Catholic school in Texas to revise its student handbook to protect students, faculty and staff of the university from discrimination based upon “sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.” “By embracing this full vision of equality, we can realize the best nature of who we are and what we stand for at OLLU,” said Leda Barnett, assistant professor of political science. Work to change...
  • Outrage as 18-year-old high school basketball star taking D.C. by storm is ... almost 21

    01/23/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A towering high school basketball star dominating the court in the nation's capital has much more than a height advantage, a startling new report has revealed. Junior Etou, who is originally from the Congo, is the talk of the town in Washington, DC, where he plays power forward for the Bishop O'Connell High School Knights. But the 6'7" high school senior, who has drawn interest from several colleges with storied basketball programs, is almost legally allowed to drink. An investigation by Deadspin.com found several different birthdays listed for Etou, both in 1992, which means he is just months away from...
  • Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Firing

    01/09/2013 7:27:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/13 | Russel Goldman
    A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, N.Y., and receiving numerous accolades for his work including leading students in a musical performance for Pope Benedict XVI, he was fired last year after the parents of a ninth grader complained about his appearance. Krolikowski remains anatomically male and routinely wore suits and...
  • Teenage Werewolves

    12/01/2012 4:57:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Back in the 1950s, "Little Joe Cartwright" starred in a movie called "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." That's right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control. Since there was little difference between his behavior and that of the normal students, he got away with it for two semesters. As I watched the film, I remember thinking that it was going to be tough for Landon to get into college with that on his resume. But then the 1960s happened, so that was that. This...
  • Catholic Academy of Sussex County reinvents school district (Catholic Caucus)

    11/26/2012 9:37:04 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    nj.com ^ | 07.22.12 | Thomas J. Healey
    Without a single campus, faculty or student body to its name, the 3-year-old partnership of Catholic schools that’s flourishing in northwestern New Jersey can hardly be considered an “academy.” But even if it’s more virtual than physical, the Catholic Academy of Sussex County is having a huge impact on the governance and administration of education in that corner of the state, and could well serve as a model for other parochial school systems that face extinction. Like many Catholic school districts, the one in Sussex County found itself in trouble. Two of its four elementary schools were in danger of...
  • The Catholic-School Legacy : Will they still have the chance to educate leaders like Biden and Ryan?

    10/11/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2012 | Michael Petrilli
    Tonight’s debate will be an historic occasion, with two Roman Catholic candidates for national office squaring off against each other for the first time. The fact that this development has gone mostly unnoticed is a sign of just how far America — and Catholics — have come since John F. Kennedy broke the religion barrier 52 years ago. But it’s not just Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan who have ascended to the heights of our political system. Six of our Supreme Court justices are Catholic (the other three are Jewish); both Speaker of the House John Boehner...
  • Nation’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools Announced

    09/24/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 26 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | September 20, 2012
    Today, September 20, 2012, the winners of the 2012-2013 Catholic High School Honor Roll competition were announced by The Cardinal Newman Society. Since 2004, the Honor Roll has recognized excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education at Catholic high schools across the United States. The top 50 schools are recognized for overall excellence, and other schools receive honors for special recognition in particular categories. This year seven schools were recognized for excellence in Catholic identity, six schools for academics, five schools for civic education, and five schools for two of the three categories. “Since competition began in 2004, the...
  • Tough truths about charters, Siphoning students from private schools is not a viable path to reform

    09/06/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09.06.12 | Adam B. Schaeffer
    Is it possible for charter schools to increase educational options and diversity in the public school system but decrease diversity overall; to spend less money than regular public schools but cost taxpayers more overall, and to outperform regular public schools but decrease achievement overall? Unfortunately, it is not only possible but is happening in cities across the nation. This mix of intended and unintended outcomes is what’s known as the “charter school paradox,” which hints at the uneasy place these relatively new educational options have in our society. But it is only a paradox if we take a narrow view...