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10 Signs You Attended an All-Girls Catholic High School

Anne Hilker | Posted 12.01.2016 | Women
Anne Hilker

I always get shocked looks and prying questions when someone finds out that I attended an all-girls Catholic high school for two years. People always ...

Slasher Movies, Catholic Guilt And Friday The 13th

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.14.2017 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On May 9, 1980, the movie 'Friday the 13th' was released. I was 15-years-old, and you had to be 17 to get into an R-rated film.

Girl With Autism Tells Fellow Students 'I Am Like You' In Powerful Speech

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.18.2016 | Good News

One girl broadcasted some perspective to her fellow students. Keira Meikus, a 9-year-old student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Homewood, ...

Few Latino Kids Attend Catholic Schools - Here's Why

NBC Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices

When Michael Guerra saw that a public school education wasn't a good fit for his young daughter, he began looking for an alternative. He turned to the...

No Lines in the Sand: How to Keep Ourselves Honest in School Politics

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 02.18.2017 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

If politics make strange bedfellows, as the saying goes, then school politics just make fellows strange. Strange, or you might call it conflicted. Wh...

Catholic Girls' School Violated Gay Man's Rights, Court Rules

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area Roman Catholic girls' high school violated a gay man's rights when it revoked an offer for him to work as director of...

Catholic School Defends Prayer Room For Muslim Students

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Parents of several students at a private Catholic school in Michigan have been protesting the existence of a prayer room used by the Muslim students. ...

Pope Urges Immigrants, East Harlem Children To 'Keep Dreaming'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis arrived at a school in New York's East Harlem on Friday to chants of "Holy Father, we love you!" The children sang the "Prayer of St. Fra...

Hot Topic in Philly: Will the Visiting Pope Back the Archbishop or the Married Gay Teacher Who Has Been Fired?

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
SaraKay Smullens

In the past couple of weeks the hot topic in downtown Philly has shifted. Most now are not asking for tips on how to leave our apartments and get to our jobs when Pope Francis visits from September 22nd to 25th for the World Meeting of Families -- along with an expected 1.5 million people.

San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Rally Against 'Morality Clauses'

The Associated Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers from four San Francisco Catholic high schools on Wednesday rejected the archbishop's latest revision of a teacher hand...

These Catholic School Students Have A Lot Of Love For Their Gay Teacher

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.01.2015 | Religion

These high school students know a thing or two about love. Students at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska, are speaking...

Gay Substitute Teacher Finds Strength In Faith After Being Denied Job At Catholic School

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

A substitute teacher who says he was denied a job at a Roman Catholic high school when the administration discovered his sexual orientation is finding...

Catholic School President On A Mission To Designate First 'Compassionate University'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Since she was installed as president of Spalding University, Tori Murden McClure has encouraged students and faculty to feed the hungry and repa...

Catholic Church: It's Not Me, It's You

Kathleen Ferraro | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Ferraro

There is a certain voicelessness that I associate with my experience in Catholicism--sure, I can talk about gay rights, premarital sex or saving the environment, but I am often met with a dismissive response or the assumption that I'm going through a progressive phase.

San Francisco Catholic School Students Push Archdiocese to #TeachAcceptance

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

Catholic students in San Francisco are speaking out against their archbishop -- and they chose one of the holiest days on the church's calendar to do ...

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Getting Pushback For 'Moral Clauses'

The Associated Press | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco is getting pushback from some parents, students and teachers at parochial school...

An Open Letter to My 131-Year Old (Possibly Closing) Catholic School

Matt Weber | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Matt Weber

Yet, with hindsight comes clarity and the merits of a quality alma mater shine brightest in young adult retrospect. Looking back, you were profoundly characteristic of the Latin for which alma mater translates: nourishing mother.

Catholic Church Says It Doesn't Have To Show Up In Court After Fired Female Teacher Files Suit

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: "You are in my pra...

Bishops Object As Catholic Universities Offer Same-Sex Benefits

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The decision by a Jesuit university in Nebraska to provide benefits to spouses of gay employees has prompted a strong protest from the local arc...

The Carnage Continues: Catholic Schools Are Still Firing Gay Teachers

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

These annual firings are tragic, pointless, and inflict great harm. The discharged teachers, of course, are the most seriously injured, but so are all the people associated with the schools -- students, graduates, parents, and staff. The Catholic school system is diminished in the eyes of the public. And the church as a whole is made to suffer.

I Stand With Barb Webb

Laura De Palma | Posted 11.07.2014 | Detroit
Laura De Palma

As an alumna of Marian High School and advocate of social justice, I stand with Barb Webb. Barbara, a former chemistry teacher at Marian High School, was fired before the beginning of the semester for her "nontraditional pregnancy."

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lesbian Teacher Fired After Getting Pregnant | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A lesbian teacher at a Catholic high school who was fired after telling her employer she is pregnant has found support from thousands of people, onlin...

Back to School in the '70s: Catholic School Revisited

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ms. Woods' eyes lit up -- she had her first victim. All I can say is that it takes longer than you'd expect to get the taste of soap out of your mouth.

13 Illinois Private Schools That Could Cost You an Arm and a Leg

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.30.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In 2013, Illinois public schools spent an average of $11,842 per student in total expenses ($7,000 if measured strictly for classroom expenses), according to the Illinois State Board of Education's State Report Card.

Catholic Education Ad Campaign in the Empire State Strikes Back

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With choice, parents can opt for a public school, parochial school, private school, or charter school. When it comes to something as vital as a child's education, parents need the freedom to choose.