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

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

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

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.17.2015 | 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 09.08.2014 | Gay 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.

Teachers In Catholic Schools Would Rather Quit Than Sign 'Morality Clause'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

A revised teachers' contract in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has forced some teachers to leave their positions even after years of service. First-...

Catholic School Makes Teachers Sign Strict Contract About Their Private Lives

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church tea...

The Culture War and the Self-Destruction of Catholic Schools

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Catholic schools were once places where such questions could be openly pursued. But a culture war is ravaging the Catholic primary and secondary school systems of the United States.

Entire Diocese Bans Catholic School Teachers For Being Gay Or Using I.V.F.

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Catholic schools office, which supervises three dozen Roman Catholic private schools in the state, has just approved a new cont...

Pregnant Montana Teacher Deserves to Keep Her Job

Mary DeTurris Poust | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Mary DeTurris Poust

What do you think happens the next time a single Catholic school teacher finds herself pregnant with no husband? Yeah, abortion might be the obvious choice if she thinks she might lose her job

Catholic Students Rally In Support Of Dismissed Gay School Official

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Students at a Catholic school in Washington state are rallying in support of their vice principal, who was reportedly dismissed after marrying his sam...

It's Time to Recognize The Value of Faith-Based Schools

John E. Coons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John E. Coons

America is losing a valuable national asset -- not because it has become obsolescent, not because the demand for it has disappeared, not because the need for it has been satisfied by other entities but because of a needlessly narrow view of which families should have the choice in education that is so dear to the middle class.