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University of Dallas to Featue Lecture 'Marriage as Natural Sacrament'
9/17/2014
University of Dallas announced that a prominent professor from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is slated to deliver a lecture "Marriage as a Natural Sacrament."


Students Promote ‘Love and Fidelity’ on Catholic Campuses
9/16/2014
Students affiliated with the Love and Fidelity Network are advancing the group’s mission on several Catholic university campuses across the country to promote the institution of marriage, the role of the family in society, and the meaning of sexual integrity.


Mount St. Mary’s Univ. to Host Conference on Marriage and Family
9/9/2014
The 22nd annual national conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS), which has its headquarters at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will take place at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., Franciscan announced.


Notre Dame to Host ‘Gender and Culture’ Summer Program for High Schoolers
9/3/2014
The University of Notre Dame’s 2015 pre-college summer course schedule includes a program entitled “Gender and Culture in American Society.” The program description on the Notre Dame website makes no mention of Catholic teaching on the sexes.


Catholic Psychologist Considers ‘Transgenderism’ on College Campuses
8/27/2014
When facing new cultural challenges like “transgender” students at Catholic schools, educators must remember that “values are an integral, indivisible part of all that they are,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Frank Moncher in an analysis published recently.


Schools Making Catholic Identity a Priority with ‘Eternal Perspective’
8/26/2014
Faithful Catholic primary and secondary schools are applying themselves with success in four areas—witness to the Gospel, the domestic Church’s role, Catholic worldview, and eternal perspective—according to a National Catholic Register article.


Our Sunday Visitor Reports on Being Pro-Life on College Campuses
8/22/2014
OSV Newsweekly recently published a piece interviewing several people who are making strides for the pro-life movement in higher education. Their experiences highlight some of the challenges of being pro-life on a college campus.


Christendom President Reconfirmed as Pontifical Consultor by Pope Francis
8/21/2014
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., will continue his work as a pontifical consultor, the College reported. Pope Francis reconfirmed Dr. O’Donnell’s appointment as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. 


Pro-Life Culture at Christendom Bears Fruit at Pregnancy Center
8/19/2014
“Where the rubber hits the road.” These are the words used by Christendom College alumna Mary Brand (’98) to describe her local crisis pregnancy center, and others like it.


Trend of College Grads Dropping Religion May Be Reversing, Study Suggests
8/18/2014
A new study by Dr. Philip Schwadel at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that a shift in the relationship between college education and religious disaffiliation may be occurring.


St. Gregory’s U. Features Student Involvement in Pro-Life Walk Crossroads
8/18/2014
A junior at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., united with other college students this summer for the twentieth Annual Crossroads Pro-life Walk, the University recently reported on its website.


Georgetown Professor Named Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden
8/8/2014
Georgetown University Law Center professor Victoria Nourse will now serve as counsel to Vice President Joe Biden, according to a press release from the University.


Prof. Laments Notre Dame’s Denial of Group Promoting Catholic Teaching on Marriage
8/6/2014
The Irish Rover recently published an article from Robert Oscar Lopez who gives his perspective on the debate surrounding Students for Child Oriented Policy at the University of Notre Dame and argues for the necessity of the group.


Catholics Tell of Faith Journey and Same-Sex Attraction in New Movie by Courage
8/5/2014
Courage International, a Catholic apostolate ministering to persons with same-sex attraction, premiered a new movie at its conference last month giving the stories of three Catholics "who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality."


New Executive Order Discriminates on Basis of Religious Beliefs, U.S. Bishops Say
7/22/2014
Two chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement lamenting the discrimination against those with religious beliefs found in President Obama's executive order which failed to include religious freedom protections.


Sen. Bob Casey Gives Graduation Speech for Notre Dame’s Catholic Education Program
7/14/2014
The Alliance for Catholic Education program hosted U.S. Senator Bob Casey to deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for master’s degree recipients this past weekend


Catholic School Faces Legal Action from Former Teacher Planning Same-Sex Marriage
7/11/2014
A Catholic high school in Georgia is facing a legal complaint from a former teacher whose contract was not renewed after it was discovered through Facebook that "he plans to marry a man," National Public Radio reports.


Include Religious Exemption in Looming Executive Order, Religious Leaders Urge President
7/9/2014
A number of religious leaders and academics are urging President Barack Obama to include religious freedom protections in an upcoming executive order which would essentially ban any discrimination based on sexual orientation among federal contractors.


DePaul Student Group Marches in Chicago Pride Parade with Same-Sex Marriage Advocates
7/3/2014
DePaul University's LGBTQA Student Services Coordinator recently supported an event on Facebook, which read, "DePaul University Joins Chicago's 45th Pride Parade."


Belmont Abbey College Hosts Olympian on ‘Faithfully Fit for the Kingdom’
6/12/2014
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina is hosting a reception featuring Catholic Olympian, wife, and homeschooling mother of four, Rebecca Dussault.


Accreditation of Canadian Christian Law School Threatened Due to Morality Policy
6/11/2014
A new law school at Trinity Western University prohibits students and faculty from sexual relationships outside of traditional marriage.


Notre Dame Grad: University Failing in Duty to Bear Witness to Truth
5/28/2014
Michael Bradley is one of the founding members of the group Students for Child-Oriented Policy which, although upholding Catholic teaching on marriage, was recently denied recognition by the University.


‘New Political Correctness’ Evident at Notre Dame
5/22/2014
The National Catholic Register recently published an article drawing insights from Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly regarding a student club that was denied official status by Notre Dame. 


Boston College Class Syllabus Includes Going on a Date
5/20/2014
The hook-up culture has replaced dating, according to the Jesuit University professor Kerry Cronin, who reportedly says that dating has become a “lost social script.”


Catholic Colleges Need to Teach Chastity, Says Research Expert
5/15/2014
In a culture that sees nothing wrong with sex outside of marriage, having multiple sexual partners and contraception, Catholic colleges should be an exception to the norm, Dr. Patrick Fagan said.


Former Vatican Ambassador and Catholic Prof. Miguel Diaz Faces Sexual Harassment Claim
5/13/2014
A 2013 investigation conducted by the University of Dayton “found ‘reasonable cause’ to believe” that Miguel Diaz sexually harassed a married couple while working as a professor at the Ohio Catholic university.


Ave Maria Students Getting Married Share Family Values, President Says
5/12/2014
Ave Maria University in Florida boasts a record number of students who are engaged to be married in its graduating class of 2014.


Notre Dame Denies Recognition for Group Promoting Catholic Teaching on Marriage
5/9/2014
The University of Notre Dame recognized a “gay-straight alliance” student group last academic year, but it has now denied recognition to a student organization created to uphold the Church's position on marriage.


Video: Catholic Father Offers Life in Selfless Love
5/8/2014
A new video offers a glimpse into the heroic sacrifice of a father who gave his life to save his youngest son in 2008.


Jesuit University Ethics Prof. Writes ‘Civil Same-Sex Marriage: A Catholic Affirmation’
4/24/2014
Lisa Fullam, a professor of moral theology at Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, writes, “...We can all share in those wider, socially critical benefits of marriage, gay and straight, parents and the childless alike.”


Protesters Oppose Catholic School Teacher Contracts Identifying Unacceptable Behavior
4/24/2014
More than 100 protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Cincinnati Archdiocese earlier this week to deliver a petition protesting the new contract Catholic school teachers are being asked to sign.


Jesuit USF Set to Honor Cosponsor of Freedom of Choice Act
4/21/2014
University of San Francisco announced that it will give an honorary degree at commencement to Norman Mineta, a past U.S. transportation secretary, congressman, and cosponsor of FOCA.


Drag Show on Catholic Campus Turned Diabolical, Group Says
4/15/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society reported last week that the Vatican’s Congregation for Education stated that a previous drag show at the Catholic university caused “scandal”.


Notre Dame Students Petition University to Make Clear Stand for True Definition of Marriage
4/7/2014
The petition was created by members of the newly formed Students for Child-Oriented Policy, made up of undergraduate and graduate students at the University named after Our Lady.


Activists Attack Parents Protesting ‘Sexual Diversity’ Curriculum in Germany
4/1/2014
A new report from a group studying anti-Christian activity in Europe states that activists in Germany cursed and threw feces at parents who protested the new “sexual diversity” curriculum in schools.


Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher Contract Prohibits Conduct Contrary to Church Teaching
3/31/2014
The “Standard Teacher Employment Agreement” reportedly must be signed each year and includes abortion, in vitro-fertilization, unmarried cohabitation, homosexual activity, and same-sex unions as fire-able offenses.


Catholic Alumni: Finalists for Loyola Marymount Dean Both Worked at Planned Parenthood
3/17/2014
Renew LMU is calling on the University to re-start the selection process and "ensure the new Dean ... demonstrates a strong record of furthering Catholic mission and identity..."


Author Who Lambasted Catholic Church in NY Times Hosted at Catholic College
3/5/2014
John Patrick Shanley, who just last year lambasted the Catholic Church, excoriated Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and wrote against the Church’s teaching on ordination, recently visited Merrimack College.


No Same-Sex Marriages in Loyola Chicago Chapel, Campus Open to Receptions
2/27/2014
In light of the Illinois law legalizing same-sex marriage which is scheduled to go into effect in June of this year, Loyola University Chicago announced that it has changed its policies to allow only Catholic weddings on campus.


Catholic Education Instrumental in Life of Service, Says Colorado Catholic Charities CEO
2/25/2014
Mark Rohlena said that Christendom College offered him an “immersion in things Catholic ”while also providing some of the “best of the intellectual tradition and a foundation for so many things that would come after graduation.”


‘Countercultural’ Message on Love, Relationships at Notre Dame Student Conference
2/24/2014
“One of our main goals is to combat the secular pop culture and ‘so-college’ images of femininity,” said Notre Dame senior Madeline Gillen.


Rainbow Prom at Santa Clara Univ. to Promote Same-Sex Marriage
2/14/2014
The Santa Clara Community Action Program website describes it as “the hottest, freshest, most inclusive party of the year!”


Catholic Couple Offers Beautiful Witness of Faith, Love
2/11/2014
“Our taste buds long for the richness of the Faith. ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ will never satisfy. We no longer settle for the din of the cafeteria; we want only the truth, beauty and goodness of the banquet!” 


Fired for Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy, Catholic School Teacher Plans Lawsuit
2/6/2014
Butte Central Catholic High School was compelled to uphold its Catholic identity by dismissing Shaela Evenson, a literature and physical education instructor, for breaking her employment contract.


Maryland Catholic School Upholds Catholic Identity, Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Announcement
1/24/2014
A graduate of a Catholic high school in Towson, Md., who recently had her same-sex wedding announcement rejected from an online school publication is claiming discrimination in a petition.


Jesuit Priest Hails Students’ Advocacy for Same-Sex Marriage
1/22/2014
A Jesuit parish priest is now citing Pope Francis to protest the dismissal of an Eastside Catholic High School vice principal following his same-sex marriage, according to the priest’s Facebook site.


College Student Debt Delays Vocations, Families
1/17/2014
The article cites a study done by Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), which found that one-third of all inquirers for religious life had an average student debt load of $28,000.  


Seattle Catholic High School Removes Vice Principal for Same-Sex Marriage
12/23/2013
A Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Seattle has ordered the resignation of a vice principal who married his same-sex partner, according to Seattlepi.com.


Catholic Common Core Removes Books Celebrating Same-Sex Parents from First-Grade Unit Plan
12/18/2013
Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative and the National Catholic Educational Association have vigorously defended the Common Core State Standards as friendly to Catholic identity in Catholic schools.


UPDATED: Philly Catholic School Upholds Church Teachings; Fires Teacher After Applying for Same-Sex Marriage License
12/9/2013
The school's headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, released a statement on the school’s website, saying that faculty at the school were required to follow church teachings.


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