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Teacher Gave 6th-Grade Students Reading That Called Islam 'Immoral And Corrupting'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

The Catholic diocese of Orlando, Florida, says it has reprimanded a teacher at a Catholic school in the state for giving his sixth-grade religion clas...

Catholic School Shows Video Comparing Abortion To The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.13.2017 | Women

A high school in Canada is making headlines after a student shared a recording from a class during which an anti-abortion video was shown. The video c...

The Public Should Pay Only For Public Schools, Not Religious Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in The Hill that the Sup...

Trump Makes His First Visit To A School As President, And It's A Private Religious One

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

President Trump made his first visit to a school as president on Friday, amid reports that he is planning an expensive and widespread federal school c...

The Real Work Of Being An Ally

The Cut | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
The Cut

By Tamara Winfrey Harris Never in a generation have women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community more dearly needed active allies to counter inequ...

Girl's Reaction to Her First Day of Kindergarten in a Catholic School

Jenn Delekta | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Jenn Delekta

It was my daughter's first day of Kindergarten and it was at a Catholic school. I was anticipating my daughter going through an adjustment, not only because it was Kindergarten but also because it was a religious-based school.

East Harlem Awaits Pope's Visit To Our Lady Queen Of Angels School

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Millions are expected to flock to the East Coast in the hope of seeing Pope Francis during his September visit to the U.S. Whether through...

Fired Lesbian Catholic School Teacher Locked Out Of Archdiocese While Trying To Deliver Petitions

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box ...

The No More Lists List

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Mary McLaurine

I am unwilling to accept the new list style of blogging that seems to be trending now. Here's why.

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

Spilled Milk: Back to (Catholic) School

William Lucas Walker | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion
William Lucas Walker

We figured that as Episcopalians, while we may not be Catholic, we were close enough: same pomp, no pope, less guilt. It surprises some to learn that Kelly and I actually met at church. We still attend regularly. Not regularly enough, as we were soon to find out.

There's A Good Reason For Why This Nun Is Kissing A Pig

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

Sister Helen Hermann is the principal of Seton Academy in Plattsburg, New York-- but yesterday she had to perform a duty that certainly wasn't in her ...

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Miss Foreman, Grade 2, Nov. 22, 1963

Marci Rich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

It was after lunch, and, if I were to guess, my second-grade class was doing phonics exercises when our principal, Sister Mary Vaughan, announced over the P.A. system that President Kennedy had been shot, and would we all please stop our work and pray for him?

Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Fired After Coming Out As Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Minnesota-based teacher has allegedly become the second faculty member to part ways with her Catholic school employers after coming out as a lesbian...

Can Our Gods Coexist?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

Looking back at history, one may come to the conclusion that people with differing conceptions of God may never live peacefully among one another. However, I believe that this is not only possible but that it could become a reality in my lifetime.

Proportion of U.S. Students in Private Schools is 10 Percent and Declining

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

The attention given to private school issues in policy debates and news stories may leave the impression that private schools play a greater role in American education than they do.

The Last Catholic High School For Boys Considering Priesthood

Angela Jimenez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Angela Jimenez

There used to be many of these schools, and now there are almost none. This is a trend that mirrors the overall decline in the number of priests in the United States.

Hymn Of A Catholic School Girl

Andrea Vale | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Andrea Vale

It is often assumed in today's largely secular society that attending a parochial school will lead to a parochial mind. I think I thought this, too, when I entered a Catholic high school.

Latke Love and a Christian Hanukkah for Jewish kids

Darryle Pollack | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

What do you do when your kids are Jewish but attend Christian schools? You won't find the answers in the Old Testament or the Talmud. But you might find answers in a cookbook, metaphorically speaking.

Why Hispanics Don't Like Catholic Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

It looks like a more systematic outreach from the Catholic Church, a general awareness that public schools are not proving the best quality of education and the voucher programs are changing this decreasing dynamic.

How A Blind Priest Taught Me To Speak

Gina Ryder | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion
Gina Ryder

Like many high school girls, I was an upspeak offender. When I talked out loud in class, everything had the spoken equivalent of an ellipsis or a question mark on the end of it.

Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Used Pen Camera To Record Girls Undressing

Posted 04.29.2012 | Crime

A Catholic school teacher is under fire after he allegedly hid a camera in a pen and recorded girls undressing inside a classroom storage closet where...


The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 02.02.2012 | Style

It's time for a memorial spin of Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time," because one parochial school in Connecticut says those plaid schoolgirl skirts ...