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  • The Show Must Go On (Homosexual play)

    03/09/2009 6:37:54 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 414+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 9, 2009 | staff
    A ‘gay-friendly’ play scheduled over the weekend at Most Holy Redeemer parish but cancelled by Archbishop George Niederauer was performed anyway at a different location – Presentation Theater at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco. On March 5, in an email to California Catholic Daily, archdiocesan spokesman Maurice Healy said the play, “Be Still and Know,” would not be performed at Most Holy Redeemer. “The parish has cancelled the play at the request of Archbishop George H. Niederauer,” Healy said. “Bishop William Justice, vicar for clergy, communicated this to the parish.”
  • UK: Church schools could be forced to promote Islam and homosexuality, Catholics fear

    03/02/2009 5:37:24 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 541+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/2/2009 | Martin Beckford
    New legally-binding code of conduct for teachers The code is accused of undermining the religious ethos of Christian schools by promoting secular morality and will discriminate against devout staff and drive them out of the classroom, the Roman Catholic church has warned. As The Daily Telegraph disclosed last month, the General Teaching Council – the profession's regulator – has published a draft code of conduct that all teachers will have to sign. It will be used by the GTC in assessing misconduct cases, but also by school governors and local authorities in recruitment and discipline. Principle 4 of the draft...
  • “Beautiful job of defending homosexuality”

    03/02/2009 1:59:42 PM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 29 replies · 934+ views
    “Beautiful job of defending homosexuality” Student actors from Catholic high school will perform ‘gay-friendly’ play at ‘gay-friendly’ San Francisco parish Student actors from Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton will perform a play based on the controversial book The God Box at Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, March 8. The play, according to the March 1 parish bulletin of Most Holy Redeemer, “explores the subject of homosexuality within a Christian, adolescent context.” Entitled “Be Still and Know,” the play was first performed on Jan. 30 at the Campbell Theatre for Performing arts on the Sacred...
  • 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,...
  • Catholic Education vs. Public: A Study of Public & Private Schools in a Major U.S. City

    02/11/2009 9:44:55 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 374+ views ^ | Feb. 9, 2009 | Arlene Sawicki
    Editor's Note: The following column details a comparison between Catholic and public education in Chicago and its collar counties. Sawicki's piece can be seen as a measure of comparison for other big cities in the United States. It is an excellent, but succinct review of America's public education and its waste of tax dollars compared to education in the private sector. Arlene Sawicki of South Barrington, Illinois is a long-time Catholic lay advocate on pro-life, pro-family issues. Mrs. Sawicki is vice-president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer; a co-founder of Vote Life America; member of the Illinois Choose Life License...
  • Boston College Places Crucifixes and Icons in Classrooms

    02/10/2009 12:19:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 60 replies · 1,252+ views
    Students and faculty returned to Boston College (BC), a Jesuit Catholic institution, for the Spring 2009 semester to find that crucifixes and icons had been placed in many classrooms that had been long bereft of sacred art. This move, which helps strengthen the university’s Catholic identity, came by direct request of President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., according to a campus newspaper editor. “Bravo for Boston College!” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “For Catholics, outward signs, symbols and practices of our faith are an important part of relating to God in a material world.” Over...
  • Catholic Schools vs. Public Schools: A Look at Chicagoland's Educational System

    02/10/2009 6:21:52 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 419+ views ^ | Feb. 9, 2009 | Arlene Sawicjki
    Editor's Note: The following column details a comparison between Catholic and public education in Chicago and its collar counties. Sawicki's piece can be seen as a measure of comparison for other big cities in the United States. It is an excellent, but succinct review of American public education and its waste of tax dollars compared to the private sector. Arlene Sawicki of South Barrington, Illinois is a long-time Catholic lay advocate on pro-life, pro-family issues. Mrs. Sawicki is vice-president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer; a co-founder of Vote Life America; a member of Citizens for Community Values, Illinois Federation...
  • Catholic schools set to close may get second lease on life as charter schools, Mayor says

    02/07/2009 9:46:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 610+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 02.07.09 | Kathleen Lucadamo
      'The mayor is like Noah, he is throwing out a life preserver and I'm going to grab it,' Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese said at City Hall Saturday. In attempt to keep cash-starved Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens from closing, the city may convert them into charter schools, Mayor Bloomberg announced Saturday. "We are in a flood," Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese said at a City Hall press conference. "The mayor is like Noah, he is throwing out a life preserver and I'm going to grab it." The diocese has identified four schools in...
  • “We expected a massive presence of the gay community and their friends” (SF Walk for life)

    01/27/2009 9:28:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies · 1,140+ views
    An unidentified blogger on the web site of the left-leaning San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center has rebuked the pro-homosexual movement in the city for failing to show up at a counter-demonstration to the 5th annual Walk for Life West Coast on Sunday, where an estimated 30,000 people peacefully marched in opposition to abortion. Walk for Life opponents had earlier called participants in the annual event “anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage terrorists,” and sought to organize a counter-demonstration of “hundreds of thousands of pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage people.” Instead, said the blogger, “We had perhaps 100 people at our pro-abortion...
  • For Catholic Schools, Crisis and Catharsis

    01/18/2009 5:48:03 AM PST · by Amelia · 24 replies · 683+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2009 | PAUL VITELLO and WINNIE HU
    ...When the Diocese of Brooklyn last week proposed closing 14 more elementary schools, it was not the deepest but only the latest of a thousand cuts suffered, one tearful closing announcement at a time, as enrollment in the nation’s Catholic schools has steadily dropped by more than half from its peak of five million 40 years ago... (snip) The Archdiocese of Chicago and dioceses in Memphis and Wichita, Kan., have begun or expanded radical experiments in recruiting new students and financing their educations. Administrators in a dozen dioceses, including Brooklyn’s, are rethinking the century-old norms of parish-run schools, where overworked...

    01/17/2009 11:30:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 10,529+ views
    2008-2009 Top Ten Conservative Colleges January 2009 Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release our fifth annual “Top Ten Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students begin their college search. Admission guides, seminars, advice from friends, and help from advisors all offer different perspectives. Presented with so many options, confusion often clouds this important decision-making process. Given the requests for Young America’s Foundation’s recommendations, and to aid in making the right decision, we are proud to release our fifth annual...
  • Gender Specific - The place of all-boys and all-girls schools in the Catholic educational system

    01/16/2009 10:07:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 972+ views
    OSV ^ | OSV Newsweekly January 25, 2009 | Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller
    By Maryann Gogniat EidemillerGender Specific The place of all-boys and all-girls schools in the Catholic educational system Dr. Leonard Sax didn't have a very supportive response when a patient in his private practice in Maryland told him that her son's academic performance improved when she placed him in an all-boys Catholic school."I told her that with all due respect, I regarded single-sex education as an antiquated relic," he told Our Sunday Visitor. "She told me, 'With all due respect, you have no idea what you are talking about."Curious, he visited a similar school and was surprised to see that...
  • Xavier University Will Host ‘EarthSpirit Rising 2009’ Conference

    12/23/2008 6:23:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 12/18/2008 | CNSweb
    Aims to explore "spiritual transformation" needed to replace "deadly" economic systems Xavier University in Cincinnati will provide a venue for the EarthSpirit Rising 2009 conference next June. An aim of the conference is to “explore the cultural and spiritual transformation needed” to replace current “outdated” and “deadly” economic systems. David Korten, the principal “planetary” speaker, is a “visionary proponent of a planetary system of local living economies.” Korten’s website is replete with ecological alarmist and anti-establishment rhetoric. On the site Korten says that the key to putting us on the right course is to “displace the prevailing” prosperity and security...
  • Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico to Close 6 of its 15 Schools

    12/23/2008 11:49:27 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 718+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | December 9, 2008 | Jackeline Del Toro Cordero
    (English-language translation) Several reasons, among these the economic situation and the aging population in some residential areas, forced the Catholic Church to restructure the network of schools that belong to the Archdiocese [of San Juan], eliminating six of the existing fifteen, Archbishop Roberto González Nieves reported today. [The affected schools are] Colegio Nuestra Señora de Altagracia, Academia Cristo Rey, Colegio La Milagrosa, and Colegio San Luis Rey in Río Piedras; Colegio Madre Cabrini in San Juan; and Colegio Sagrada Familia in Bayamón. They will cease operations once the school year ends. Some 1,337 students will be affected. González admitted this...
  • Catholic schools save U.S. $19.8 billion annually, education group says

    12/14/2008 6:28:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 647+ views
    CantholicNewsAgency ^ | Washington DC, Dec 14, 2008
    Catholic schools save U.S. $19.8 billion annually, education group says Washington DC, Dec 14, 2008 / 04:25 am (CNA).- The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) claims that Catholic schools save $19.8 billion to the U.S. annually in savings by serving children who would otherwise be educated at taxpayer expense.The NCEA reports that the nation’s almost 7,400 Catholic schools enroll more than 2.2 million students, who would have been educated in public schools at an average cost of $8,701 per student."Catholic schools are a gift to the church - and to the nation," said Dr. Karen Ristau, President of NCEA, in...
  • Vatican warns against ‘inclusive’ ideology in education

    12/03/2008 10:35:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 432+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Vatican City, Dec 3, 2008
    Educators should also "remain aware that they carry out their service in co-operation with parents, who are the first 'educational agency' and have the priority right and duty to educate their children," he said...
  • Protestant students help Catholic schools survive

    11/25/2008 10:22:59 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies · 356+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | November 23, 2008 | Amy Crawford
    [snip] Low enrollment put Cardinal Maida Academy on the brink of closure in 2005, but this year the number of students is up by a third from last year, according to the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg. That success is due in part to non-Catholic students. Though 87 percent of students enrolled at area Catholic schools are Catholic, about 30 percent of Cardinal Maida's students are not. The diocese saw Catholic school enrollment go down about 6 percent this year, a number diocesan spokesman Jerry Zufelt said is consistent with a declining population of school-age children. Still, Zufelt said, a handful...
  • St. Anselm College seeks more diversity [Barf Alert]

    11/12/2008 2:14:39 AM PST · by cmj328 · 6 replies · 271+ views
    The Union-Leader ^ | Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 | Stephen Beale
    GOFFSTOWN – St. Anselm College is seeking to double the enrollment of Hispanics, African-Americans, and other minorities and create a campus environment that welcomes students of other Christian denominations, religions, and different sexual orientations. "We need to be a place where everyone feels at home, not just some people," said the Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, president of the college. "What are the things we do that are unattractive and therefore keeping some people away? We're asking that question ourselves. Are we doing enough so that people feel comfortable and at home here?" Denise Askin, a retired English professor, was hired this...
  • Study Finds Catholic Colleges Have Little Positive Impact on Faith, Values

    11/06/2008 12:25:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies · 1,201+ views
    A groundbreaking survey of Catholic college students published by The Cardinal Newman Society’s (CNS) Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education finds that most students on Catholic campuses reject key Catholic moral values and tenets of the faith, and significant numbers engage in pre-marital sexuality activity and the viewing of pornography. The study was released in the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election, just as many commentators are looking for reasons why the Catholic vote broke the way it did in such large numbers for a pro-abortion candidate. It is the only known nationally representative survey of students at Catholic...
  • Extreme Pro-Abortion Feminist Heather Mallick Scheduled to Speak at Catholic St. Mary's University

    10/03/2008 8:09:25 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 18 replies · 809+ views ^ | October 2, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Extreme Pro-Abortion Feminist Heather Mallick Scheduled to Speak at Catholic St. Mary's University By Kathleen Gilbert CALGARY, Alberta, October 2, 2008 ( - St. Mary's University College in Calgary, a Catholic institution, has invited Heather Mallick, a virulently pro-abortion and anti-Catholic author and columnist to address students as part of their 2008-09 speaker series. Ms. Mallick is scheduled to deliver her talk, "A Liberal Arts Education: Worth Its Weight in Gold" to St. Mary's students on January 22, 2009. Mallick, a well-established feminist column writer, has an undisguised antipathy toward Catholic teaching and morals, particularly concerning abortion and sexuality. In...
  • At a Boys’ Catholic School, Tradition Fuels Demand

    09/28/2008 5:18:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 981+ views
    New York TImes ^ | September 26, 2008 | Winnie Hu
    Unlike most Roman Catholic schools in the New York area, which embrace students regardless of their religion, Chaminade High School here requires a baptismal certificate to register. “No exception,” said the Rev. James C. Williams, a cherub-faced priest who is the school’s president. “We advertise that pretty clearly because this is who we are. I don’t have room for all the Catholics who want to be here.” Indeed, more than 1,600 boys from as far as Manhattan and Westchester County applied last year for 425 freshman seats at Chaminade, which many consider one of Long Island’s premier private schools and...
  • Biden's Bishop Will not Permit Him, Even if Elected VP, to Speak at Catholic Schools

    08/27/2008 12:00:50 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 207+ views ^ | August 26, 2008 | John-Henry Westen
    Tuesday August 26, 2008 Biden's Bishop Will not Permit Him, Even if Elected VP, to Speak at Catholic Schools By John-Henry Westen DELEWARE, August 26, 2008 ( - In an interview with Bob Krebs, the Communications Director for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, to which Senator Joseph Biden belongs, Krebs confirmed that Biden's Bishop will not permit the Senator even if elected Vice President of the United States of America to speak at Catholic schools. When asked for the Bishop's take on Senator Biden and his stand in favor of abortion, Krebs directed to Bishop Michael Saltarelli's 2004 statement...
  • The Usual Suspects (Catholics, Heads Up!)

    08/16/2008 10:42:49 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 216+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | August 14, 2008 | staff
    Petition signers want University of San Diego to reverse course, re-invite “feminist theologian” to honorary professorship An online petition signed by thousands is asking the University of San Diego to again change its position and re-invite “feminist theologian” Rosemary Radford Ruether to take an honorary, yearlong professorship at the Catholic school. [[ATaylor081408.jpg]]Ruether, a supporter of abortion rights, contraception and the renaming of God, had been invited to hold the Monsignor John R. Portman Chair in Roman Catholic Theology at USD for the academic year 2009-2010, a decision that prompted a flood of complaints after California Catholic Daily first reported news...
  • School prevails in English-only lawsuit

    08/16/2008 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 20 replies · 201+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 08/16/08 | Ron Sylvester
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a Wichita Catholic school policy requiring students to speak only English didn't break any civil rights laws.
  • Photo of Barry Soetero school registration in Indonesia (as Indonesian citizen) Is this real?

    08/13/2008 4:29:21 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 223 replies · 5,370+ views
    AP ^ | 13 August 2008
    This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy's religion as Islam.(AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana)
  • what do I do?

    08/11/2008 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 250 replies · 209+ views
    me ^ | 08/11/2008 | me
    I recently recieved a welcome letter from my daughter's teacher. My daughter is going into kindergarden at a catholic school. The letter included the phrase "learning how to help save the planet" which of course means global warming. My wife and I believe that global warming is a hoax built on junk science. I don't want my daughter brainwashed by this liberal bullcrap. what should I do?
  • Teens looking for modest fashions

    08/02/2008 8:38:23 AM PDT · by restornu · 27 replies · 691+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Sat, Aug. 02, 2008 | By Jennifer Garza
    Backstage before dress rehearsal, 14-year-old Mary Nye looks at the clothes she will model at the Pure Fashion Show. ”I would wear these,“ says Nye, scanning a rack of blouses and dresses. The recent graduate of St. Mel's Catholic School in Fair Oaks, Calif., usually has a hard time finding something to wear. ”When you go to the stores, all they have are clothes that show a lot of skin,“ says Nye, who is dressed in her usual after-school uniform of jeans and T-shirt over a tank top. ”I don't feel comfortable with that.“ A lot of people don't. Low-cut...

    07/18/2008 3:32:37 PM PDT · by kellynla · 73 replies · 604+ views
    Catholic League ^ | July 15, 2008 | staff
    When he was a state senator in Illinois in June 2002, Barack Obama was explicitly asked by Chicago media personality Jeff Berkowitz whether he supports school vouchers. “I would support anything that is going to be better for the children of Illinois,” he said. He emphatically added that “I am not closed minded on the issue.” In February 2008, Obama spoke to reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the issue. Still keeping an open mind, he said, “If there was any argument for vouchers, it was ‘Let’s see if the experiment works.’ And if it does, whatever my preconception,...
  • Catholic School Sued over "English Only" Policy

    05/22/2008 12:17:08 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 28 replies · 203+ views
    CJ Online ^ | May 20, '08 | Associated Press
    (Wichita) Four Hispanic families are suing St. Anne's Catholic School over a policy that requires students to speak English at all times while at school. The lawsuit, filed Monday, calls for an end to this policy and asks for an order barring similar policies at other diocese schools. And it asks for court costs and unspecified damages for diiscrimination and emotional suffering. The lawsuit was filed by Mike and Clara Silva, Maria and Fermin Fernandez, Guadalupe Cruz-Tello and Alma Contreras on behalf of themselves and their minor children. The diocese said the school enacted the policy in response to four...
  • Franciscan University president reacts to Pope's education speech

    04/19/2008 7:36:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 65+ views
    CNA ^ | 4/19/2008
    Washington DC, Apr 19, 2008 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- The President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Father Terence Henry, TOR, has given his reaction to Catholic News Agency on the Pope’s message to Catholic university leaders. Father Henry said that he believes Pope Benedict’s address taught that authentic Catholic education “springs from the heart of the Church.” Father Henry was particularly struck by Pope Benedict’s idea that Catholic institutions are “instruments of hope” to the world and to young people. “There are some out there who think that authentic freedom means to speculate on everything under the sun,” Father Henry...
  • 'I just love Pope Benedict'; Pontiff has strong following among young conservatives

    04/12/2008 8:27:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 117+ views
    St. Catherine's Standard ^ | 4/12/2008 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    During an era when two-thirds of young Catholics say they can be good Catholics without going to mass and many believe in a woman's right to choose abortion and view premarital sex as morally acceptable, Karen and David Hickey might be considered renegades - because they are so devout. The lives of the suburban couple and their five young children revolve around the Catholic Church, and they stand out as devoted because so many others do not follow the teachings of their church to the letter. For the Hickeys and a community of young, conservative Catholics who piously follow the...
  • More Catholic Schools Closing Across US

    04/12/2008 6:53:15 AM PDT · by kellynla · 103 replies · 77+ views ^ | April 12, 2008 | staff
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- For 46 years, crime, recessions and hurricanes proved no threat to the daily ritual of St. Monica School, where the entire blue-and-white uniformed student body gathered outside each morning to join in prayer. Come June, though, the tradition will fade away, and "amen" will close St. Monica's morning recitations for the last time. The school, a home-away-from-home for mostly minority students, will close. As Pope Benedict XVI next week makes his first trip to the U.S. as pontiff, Catholic schools across the country, long a force in educating the underprivileged regardless of their faith, face the...
  • Catholic university to black, pro-life speaker: You’re not Welcomed!

    04/09/2008 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Seven Minute Maniac · 29 replies · 252+ views
    Catholic university to black, pro-life speaker: You’re not Welcomed! …but we’ll make room for Al Franken and transgender speaker. Liberal administrators at the University of St. Thomas, a Catholic university and private college in Minnesota, censored the appearance of prominent pro-life and black speaker Star Parker. On April 21, 2008, Star—the best-selling author of numerous books—was slated to speak on campus about the devastating impact abortion has on minority communities. UST Vice President of Student Affairs Jane Canney nixed the idea entirely, citing “concerns” that the lecture was being underwritten by Young America’s Foundation. Katie Kieffer, a 2005 alumna of...
  • Catholic College Leaders Expect Pope to Deliver Stern Message

    04/01/2008 1:44:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 70+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jacqueline L. Salmon and Michelle Boorstein
    Vatican frustration over what it views as the failure of many U.S. Catholic colleges to adhere to church teachings, school leaders are intently watching for a rebuke from Pope Benedict XVI during his Washington visit next month.The pope requested the meeting with more than 200 top Catholic school officials from across the country. The gathering will come amid debate over teachings and campus activities that bishops have slammed as violating Catholic doctrine: a rally by pro-abortion rights Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at St. Mary's University in San Antonio; a Georgetown University theologian's questioning whether Jesus offers the only...
  • Survey Finds 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual Clubs

    04/01/2008 1:43:58 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 25 replies · 441+ views
    TFP ^ | 04-01-08 | TFP Student Action
    Scandal: 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual ClubsHelp stop this scandal by signing the TFP’s urgent appeal to the presidents of Catholic universities Here is a list Catholic universities with pro-homosexual clubs Historically, Catholic universities have been beacons of truth. They have set a standard of intellectual progress and moral excellence. They have elevated culture, formed the minds of great men, and paved the way for abundant scientific breakthroughs. However, these beacons of truth are now failing. Moral values are being undermined on many Catholic campuses and the principles that once guided souls in the noble task of higher learning are...
  • Faithful Catholics Reject V-Monologues at Notre Dame (Campus Police Intervene)

    03/28/2008 12:20:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 652+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | March 2008 | n/a
    Faithful Catholics Reject V-Monologues at Notre Dame Controlling free speech, university official expels TFP volunteer for sharing bishop’s statement on campus Once again, controversy is dividing the University of Notre Dame. Catholics everywhere applauded Bishop John D’Arcy’s recent condemnation of the crude “V-Monologues” at Notre Dame, hoping it would convince university officials to ban the feminist play. After all, the production betrays Notre Dame’s Catholic identity, tramples upon the Sixth Commandment, exalts sin, promotes lesbianism, and gives scandal. However, ignoring the bishop’s call to cancel the play, university president Fr. John I. Jenkins has again allowed it to disgrace the...
  • Anti-Catholic Education

    03/14/2008 8:39:03 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 43 replies · 854+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 14, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Anti-Catholic Education by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 14, 2008 The faithful are increasingly likely to face hostility to their beliefs in secular educational settings, the Catholic League’s 2007 Report on Anti-Catholicism shows: • On February 21, 2007, “A substitute teacher wiped the Ash Wednesday ashes off the forehead of a student at White County High School,” the League reports. “When the girl and her classmates protested, they were berated by teachers.” • On April 19 in Lake Bluff, Illinois, “A middle school teacher gave an assignment to her students pinpointing who was responsible for the Holocaust and listed Pope Pius...
  • The Decision to Allow Performances of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the University of Notre Dame

    03/14/2008 4:43:24 PM PDT · by Huber · 27 replies · 632+ views
    Trinity Communications ^ | March 14, 2008 | Bishop John M. D’Arcy
    Reverend John Jenkins, CSC, and I have been in communication about his decision to allow performances of “The Vagina Monologues” at Notre Dame. I am grateful to Father Jenkins for the extensive time he has put into our conversation and correspondence on these matters over the last two months, and I have taken care in this statement to present his position accurately in order to make a fair response. Father Jenkins has informed me that, while he thinks that this play is a bad play, he believes that permitting its performance under certain conditions, namely, in an academic building without...
  • Pope Readies a Challenge to Catholic Educators

    03/08/2008 1:47:19 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 699+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 7-9, 2008 | ELIZABETH GREEN
    Pope Benedict XVI will use his trip to America next month to present Catholic educators with a powerful challenge, one whose effects could ripple from Notre Dame, Ind., to Tarrytown, N.Y., prominent Vatican watchers are predicting. The expected message: Become more Catholic, or else.In one of just a few major addresses planned for his six-day visit to America, Pope Benedict is scheduled to speak about education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., before an audience that should include the president of every Catholic college and university in the country, plus representatives from every archdiocese, which oversee Catholic...
  • Artwork Showing Virgin Mary as Stripper Stirs Up Catholic Campus (U. of Dallas)

    03/08/2008 11:05:06 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 1,013+ views (AP) ^ | 3/8/2008 | n/a
    DALLAS — Artwork depicting the Virgin Mary as a stripper stirred trouble while on display at a small Catholic university before the piece was apparently stolen. The print was part of an exhibit last month at the University of Dallas that featured the work of students at Murray State University in Kentucky. Joanna Gianulis, a senior art major at Murray State, said she was trying to raise questions about perceptions of saints and sinners and didn't intend to be sacrilegious. "How do we know that an exotic dancer is sinful?" she said. "What if she has the best intentions and...
  • CINO Prep

    03/07/2008 9:00:20 AM PST · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 157+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 7, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    CINO Prep by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 07, 2008 Although Catholic schools look good when compared with their public counterparts, they don’t fare as well in contrast to the way they used to be. In the wake of Vatican II, “Radical reformers tore at every aspect of Catholic life, questioning time-honored practices and beliefs,” Phillip F. Lawler writes in The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture. “Catholic schools jettisoned their religious education programs; the old reliable Baltimore Catechism quickly became a collectors item.” “In parochial high schools, religion classes became freewheeling discussion sessions, with students encouraged to reflect...
  • Government to investigate English Catholic schools after bishop encourages orthodoxy

    02/26/2008 2:24:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies · 167+ views
    CNA ^ | 2/26/2008
    London, Feb 26, 2008 / 03:45 am (CNA).- A committee in the British House of Commons will investigate Catholic schools following the Bishop of Lancaster’s instructions to schools to place crucifixes in every classroom and stop “safe sex” education, the Independent reports. Patrick O’Donoghue, Bishop of Lancaster, had circulated a 66-page booklet instructing Catholic schools to stop “safe sex” education. Bishop O’Donoghue wrote, "The secular view on sex outside marriage, artificial contraception, sexually transmitted disease, including HIV and AIDS, and abortion, may not be presented as neutral information." Additionally, he told the schools not to support charities that support abortion....
  • Catholic teachers plan their strategy (unions-uggh)

    02/25/2008 6:06:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies · 93+ views
    Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice ^ | 2/25/2008 | SARAH HOFIUS HALL
    PITTSTON TWP. — Teachers in the Diocese of Scranton have decided on a strategy in their quest to receive union recognition. But what they’ve decided is “not for public consumption,” union President Michael Milz said Sunday after a general membership meeting at Convention Hall. In the first half of the meeting, which was open to media, 200 teachers sang the union rights anthem “Solidarity Forever” and heard from legal counsel and representatives from the National Association of Catholic School Teachers. “Your cause is certainly just. Your fight is our fight,” said Rita Schwartz, president of the national association. “You cannot...
  • First Muslim Congressman Speaks of Faith, Change.

    02/17/2008 11:39:11 AM PST · by Pikamax · 37 replies · 213+ views
    The ^ | 2/15/08 | Natalie Lescroart
    First Muslim Congressman Speaks of Faith, Change Minnesota Democrat Says Norway Good Model for U.S. By Natalie Lescroart | Feb 15 2008 The nation’s first Muslim congressman called for political change and spoke about how his faith has affected his job in a speech Tuesday at the Georgetown University Law Center. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a packed crowd at the Gewirz Student Center that “the time is now” for political change and reworking. Ellison, a freshman congressman, is the first African-American to represent Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and sits on the Financial Services...
  • Wolf to Georgetown: Detail Use of Saudi Millions

    02/16/2008 9:06:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | February 15, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    A U.S. congressman is asking Georgetown University about its academic scrutiny of Saudi Arabia and its use of $20 million donated by a Saudi prince in 2005. U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote to Georgetown President John DeGioia Thursday, saying he was concerned about how the money was being spent at the university's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Of particular concern, Wolf said, was the university's role in training current and prospective U.S. foreign service personnel. "The Saudi government continues to permit textbooks to contain inflammatory language about other religions," Wolf wrote. "Restrictions on civil society and political activists continue to...
  • Bishops refuse to back badge girl (Girl suspended from Catholic school for wearing medals)

    02/09/2008 3:41:21 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 114+ views
    Irish News ^ | February 8, 2008 | By Diana Rusk
    ‘BULLIED’: 15-year-old Catrina McDermott, who was suspended for wearing religious badges, one representing St Patrick, the other a guardian angel PICTURE: Courtesy Fermanagh Herald THE Catholic bishops have refused to back the stand taken by a 15-year-old girl suspended from a Catholic school for wearing emblems of her faith. Catrina McDermott was suspended from St Eugene’s College in Roslea, Co Fermanagh, this week because she refused to remove or hide two religious badges. Her parents said the fourth-year pupil had been wearing the St Patrick and guardian angel symbols on her lapel to give her comfort following bullying when she...
  • 13 Catholic Schools to close (RC Diocese of Rochester)

    01/19/2008 5:51:53 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 321+ views
    WHEC ^ | January 18, 2008
    There will no doubt be a lot of anger and frustration for parents tonight who have children in these schools. As we've been reporting for more than a week the Bishop's announcement would be drastic and would include a long list of school closures. And that was the case this afternoon. Here is the list of 13 catholic schools to close in Monroe County.All Saints Catholic Academy in GatesCatherine Mc Auley School in GreeceGood Shepherd in HenriettaHoly Trinity in WebsterSt. John The Evangelist in SpencerportSt. John of Rochester in FairportSt. Margaret Mary in IrondequoitSt. Monica's in RochesterSt. Andrews in RochesterSt....
  • [UK] Catholic bishops to face 'fundamentalism' grilling

    01/06/2008 8:29:12 PM PST · by Murtyo · 18 replies · 157+ views
    Irish Independent, Dublin ^ | Sunday January 06 2008 | Anushka Asthana
    Catholic bishops in the UK are to appear in front of a powerful committee of MPs amid fears that they are pushing a fundamentalist brand of their religion in schools. Bishops have called on parents, teachers and priests to strengthen the role of religion in education. In one case, the Bishop of Lancaster, Patrick O'Donoghue, instructed Catholic schools across much of north-west England to stop "safe sex" education and place crucifixes in all classrooms. He also wrote: "Schools and colleges must not support charities or groups that promote or fund anti-life policies, such as Red Nose Day and Amnesty, which...
  • Atheist Sues To Prevent Son From Attending Catholic School

    01/05/2008 3:08:50 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 171+ views
    WLKY ^ | January 4, 2008
    LA GRANGE, Ky. -- A father is in a courtroom battle, trying to keep his son from attending a Catholic high school.The parents involved in this case are divorced. David Ryan, the father, is an atheist. The mother is a Roman Catholic. Their son, who is in the eighth grade, attends a Catholic school in Oldham County.“This is something where it can't be both ways,” said Ryan’s attorney, Edwin Kagin. “We think the constitution wins.” According to Kagin, when Ryan and his wife got divorced, a judge ordered their son continue attending a Catholic school.But Ryan is an atheist and...
  • Catholic School Board Committee Approves Pro-Gay Manual, Does Not Teach Homosexual Acts Sinful

    11/03/2007 2:10:51 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 234+ views ^ | November 2, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    WATERLOO, Ontario, November 2, 2007 ( - The Family Life Advisory Committee (FLAC) of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) met last night to consider objections to a pro-homosexual teacher resource manual which were raised by the local group Defend Traditional Marriage and Family (DTMF). Despite a petition signed by nearly 500 Catholic parents opposing the book, FLAC decided to retain "Open Minds to Equality" in an 11-5 vote. Page 16 of the book states: "The heterosexism in our society fosters homophobia, the fear and hatred of homosexuality which is grounded in prejudice and stereotyping." The book provides role...