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  • Catholic School Banishes Chick-fil-A (Fordham University)

    05/10/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/10/2017 | Todd Starnes
    I was about to dip a nugget in some Chick-fil-A Sauce the other day when I received an urgent message on my phone. “Student Groups Shut Down Chick-fil-A Proposal,” one headline blared. “Catholic University Caves to LGBT Pressure, Rejects Chick-fil-A,” screamed another. A cavalcade of anti-chicken headlines blurted from my phone – but the most succinct came from Food and Wine magazine:  “Fordham University Rejects Chick-fil-A after LGBT Student Concerns.”However incredulous it may have been, the Jesuits had indeed banished the Chick-fil-A cows. As I pondered that reality, I nearly choked on a delicious, hand-spun Chick-fil-A Icedream milkshake topped off with whipped...
  • Georgetown University hosts “self-care night” to deal with the trauma following Trump’s inauguration

    01/22/2017 4:00:04 PM PST · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    640Toronto ^ | 1/20/2017 | Heather Purdon
    Students at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. are hosting a “self-care” night for those who need to recuperate after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. A Facebook event page for “GUPride Self-Care Night” says the event, hosted by the Georgetown LGBTQ student organization GUPride, will have everything needed to deal with the trauma of a president they don’t support. Stuffed animals, Legos, and juice boxes to comfort those in need. Do you know anyone who suffers from Donald Trump derangement syndrome? Do you avoid talking about Trump in front of them?
  • COMEDY CENTRAL’S FILTHY ATTACK ON NUNS

    12/23/2016 3:52:24 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 2//2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “This is Not Happening”: Comedy Central featured yet another anti-Catholic bigot, comedian Joey Diaz, who went on a foul rant describing his retaliation against a nun who he claims used to hit him when he attended Catholic school. “I grabbed her by the veil, ’cause that’s where all the magic powers are right? [laughter]. I grabbed her by the [bleep] veil, and I’m like don’t you ever [bleep] hit me again you [bleep] sucker! I hate you!” Diaz then jokes about how he physically assaulted the nun: “I just grabbed her. I...
  • Catholic university prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters on campus

    10/24/2016 1:10:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The nation’s largest Catholic university told a group of pro-life students that it could not display posters reading “Unborn Lives Matter,” lest they provoke the Black Lives Matter movement. In a letter to the College Republicans, DePaul University president Father Dennis Holtschneider said the posters contained “bigotry” veiled “under the cover of free speech,” the Daily Wire reported. “By our nature, we are committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion,” Mr. Holtschneider said in the letter. “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in...
  • Firing of Gay Dean Perpetuates Hate, Catholic High School Alumni Write

    08/28/2016 6:09:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8/25/16 | Anthony G. Attrino
    PARAMUS – Thousands of alumni of Paramus Catholic High School and their friends and family have signed an impassioned open letter to school officials chastising the school for firing a female dean who married a woman. The letter, written to President James P. Vail and school administrators, was issued days after a judge refused to throw out the suit brought against the school by former Dean Kate Drumgoole, who was terminated because she is in a same-sex marriage. It demands the school apologize and enact policies against sex and gender discrimination following the firing of a gay woman who has...
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...
  • (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...
  • 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...