Priests Needed in Catholic Schools for Increased Faithfulness
By Kimberly Scharfenberger | July 7
The priest’s presence in Catholic schools is a crucial component of faithful Catholic education and must be reintegrated for the benefit of young people, especially considering the secular impact on today’s academic environment, argues the organizer of an upcoming seminar on “The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School.”
“The essential role of the priest in Catholic schools used to be considered self-evident,” Father Peter Stravinskas, director of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), told The Cardinal Newman Society. “When I was young, every priest in the parish taught a religious course in the local Catholic schools.”
But things have changed, and as Catholic schools began pursuing more secular goals—such as academic excellence, athletic distinction, or conventional college preparation—the priest’s presence has become an afterthought, Fr. Stravinskas lamented. Read more...
Univ. of San Francisco Celebrates SCOTUS Marriage Ruling, Despite Catholic Mission
By Justin Petrisek | July 2
While the U.S. bishops responded to last week’s marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church, one Jesuit university chose to publicly celebrate the decision in direct conflict with its Catholic identity and mission.
Over the weekend, the University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic university, used its Twitter and Facebook accounts to celebrate the San Francisco Pride Parade and the recent 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States.
“I proudly attend a university that supports the LGBTQ community #Pride #USFCA #SF @usfca,” read a tweet from the University. Another retweet featured the USF mascot at the San Francisco Pride Parade, surrounded by several University students. Read more...
Professors Say Catholic Colleges Key to Promoting Church Teaching on Marriage, Family
By Kimberly Scharfenberger | July 2
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage ruling last week, several professors at faithful Catholic colleges told The Cardinal Newman Society that their institutions must serve as bulwarks in defense of marriage and family against an increasingly secularized culture.
Colleges and universities have significant influence over young people, the professors agreed, and are uniquely primed to propagate Church teaching among the nation’s youth. But the situation now faced by proponents of traditional marriage is unprecedented and presents significant challenges. Read more...
Catholic School Teacher Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Files Federal Lawsuit
By CNS Staff | July 2
A Catholic school in Macon, Ga., is facing a federal discrimination lawsuit from a former teacher whose employment was terminated in 2014 after the school found that he would be legally marrying his same-sex partner.
The teacher, Flint Dollar, taught music at Mount de Sales Academy for three years before his termination on May 21, 2014. The Telegraph reported that Dollar informed the school of his upcoming same-sex marriage when he signed the contract for the 2014-2015 term on May 1, 2014.
“The argument being made in this suit—that a Catholic school’s commitment to upholding Catholic teaching on marriage is discriminatory toward homosexual employees—is a grave threat to Catholic education,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. Read more...
Newman Society Issues Marriage Statement on Steps of U.S. Supreme Court
By CNS Staff | July 1
Vice President Bob Laird today issued a Cardinal Newman Society statement on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to press for religious freedom as well as sustained fidelity in Catholic schools and colleges to the truth about marriage.
LifeSiteNews organized the press conference in response to the Court’s ruling last week in Obergefell v. Hodges, even as the nation prepares to celebrate American independence and the religious freedom upon which America was founded. Laird, the Newman Society’s vice president for program development, issued the following statement. Read more...
«« First « Previous |1 2 3 4 ... 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 | Next › Last ››