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Gonzaga Law School Speaker Testified in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
4/16/2014
Gary Gates of The Williams Institute at UCLA will be speaking at the Gonzaga University School of Law on “LGBT Demographics and the Public Square” on Holy Thursday.


Charlotte Bishop Calls for Charity amidst Catholic High School Controversy over Talk
4/16/2014
Bishop Jugis said that there is “no room in the Catholic Church for such displays of uncharitableness and disrespect” following a Catholic high school meeting with parents about a lecture given by a religious sister.


Catholic University in Hawaii Promotes Event with Al Gore Despite His Abortion Rights Support
4/15/2014
Chaminade University in Hawaii is offering tickets to students at a discount price to attend a talk by former Vice President Al Gore, an abortion rights and same-sex marriage advocate.


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”.


Saint Peter’s University to Honor Mayor Who Officiated at Same-Sex Marriages
4/10/2014
Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Jesuit University at its commencement ceremony next month.


College of the Holy Cross to Honor Former Obama Speechwriter at Commencement
4/9/2014
Jon Favreau, a Catholic, recently compared a recent law in Kansas that protected the religious freedom of business owners to Jim Crow Laws.


Dioceses Revise Contracts, Expect Teachers to Uphold Catholic Teaching
4/8/2014
Dioceses in Hawaii and Ohio have already made changes to their teacher contracts. Some expect similar changes around the country. And some are protesting.


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.


University of San Francisco to Honor Public Supporter of Same-Sex Marriage
4/7/2014
The Honorable John V. Roos will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech on May 17 for the University of San Francisco School of Law.


Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week
4/3/2014
The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.


Fordham Hosts ‘Gender Theorist’ for Prestigious Annual Lecture
4/2/2014
The lecture titled “‘We the People,’ or Plural Action” was scheduled for April 1 to be delivered by Dr. Judith Butler, a rhetoric and literature professor from University of California Berkeley.


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.


University of Dayton Hosted Activist for Lecture Who Called Pope ‘Evil’
3/28/2014
On his website, Timothy Wise called pro-lifers “terrorists, plain and simple.”  He even indicated that parents don’t have the right to raise their children into a traditional religion and those who do are guilty of “child abuse by any other name.”


Cardinal Burke Tells Parents to be ‘Especially Vigilant,’ Laments Infidelity of Catholic Colleges
3/25/2014
“Adults, young people and children must be educated about the central moral questions of the day,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke.


Minnesota Catholic Colleges Host Drag Show
3/21/2014
The student group People Representing the Sexual Minority (PRiSM) is sponsoring the event that will reportedly feature “student performers and professional drag kings and queens.”


Cincinnati Archdiocese Identifies Unacceptable Behavior in Revised Teacher Contracts
3/20/2014
"There aren't any new expectations of our teachers in the 2014-2015 contract... The revised wording is just more explicit, in that it lists examples of behaviors that are unacceptable as contrary to Church teaching.”


Seattle University Hosts Eighth Annual Drag Show
3/20/2014
The reportedly sold-out event was “the second-largest student-run event on campus.” It was sponsored by the Triangle Club, Multi-Cultural Programming Fund and Student Government of Seattle University.


Pro-Abortion Television Host Lectures at University of San Francisco
3/19/2014
Pro-abortion rights MSNBC host Chris Matthews delivered a lecture last night at the University of San Francisco on “public service, faith, and the current political landscape,” according to the Jesuit University’s website.


Teacher Fired After Gay Marriage Sues Catholic High School
3/18/2014
Ken Bencomo’s lawyer, Patrick McGarrigle, said that Bencomo was told by a school administrator that he was losing his job because his same-sex marriage was “in public and violated the Church’s teaching.”


Notre Dame to Host Event on ‘Civic Engagement’ Featuring Pro-Abortion Rights Mayor
3/18/2014
The Catholic Mayor of San Antonio who once said of abortion, “We disagree on this, the pope and I,” will be coming to the campus of the University of Notre Dame next month.


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..."


Fordham Univ. to Host ‘IgnatianQ: Finding God in the LGBTQ & Ally Jesuit Student Community’
3/11/2014
The lecture series features a number of speakers including Sister Elizabeth Johnson, whose recent book was condemned by the U.S. Bishops.


Catholic School Recommits to Leading Boston St. Patrick’s Parade
3/10/2014
A Catholic school outside Boston, Mass., which had pulled out of a St. Patrick’s Day parade after organizers announced that a gay advocacy group would march, is now back in the parade after the invitation to the group was rescinded.


Catholic School Vice Principal Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Plans Lawsuit
3/7/2014
The School had stated that Mark Zmuda had signed an employment agreement to act in accordance with the values and teachings of the Catholic Church. By legally marrying his same-sex partner, he broke that agreement, according to the School.


Same-Sex Marriage Advocate Lectures on ‘Economics and Happiness’ at Gonzaga University
3/7/2014
Gonzaga University will host a lecture by an economist who has argued publicly for same-sex marriage and linked abortion with reduced crime rates.


Univ. of St. Thomas Hosting Annual Lenten Lecture Series
3/6/2014
“Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience: The Coming Perfect Storm” is the title of one lecture slated to be given by UST professor and Scanlan Foundation Endowed Chair in theology, Dr. Randall Smith.


Drag Show Scheduled for Jesuit Le Moyne College
3/6/2014
The group Creating Awareness and Reaching Equality writes about the event on its Facebook page, calling it “a fun event for everyone” where students can “learn about drag culture ettiquet (sp), enter prize raffles, and dance!”


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.


Catholic School Will Not March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Group that Supports Same-Sex Marriage
3/4/2014
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard, Massachusetts, announced that its band will not march in the parade nor will it provide a float.


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.


Notre Dame’s Performing Arts Center Shows NC-17 Rated Movie
2/20/2014
The University of Notre Dame’s Debartolo Performing Arts Center recently showed a NC-17 rated movie about a 15 year old girl’s lesbian relationship with an older woman.


Catholic Schools Have Right to Hire, Fire for Mission, Says Legal Expert
2/14/2014
Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, recently mounted an interesting defense of Catholic schools’ right to hire and fire for mission.


Villanova Hosts Politician on Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana
2/14/2014
Left unmentioned by Villanova was the fact that Leach recently proposed a bill that would forbid Catholic schools from enforcing the Church's teachings on homosexuality in Catholics schools.


Orthodoxy Absent from Gonzaga Univ. Flannery Lectures, Complains Alumni Group
2/14/2014
Gonzaga University’s commitment to diversity has been called into question by the 1887 Trust, an organization committed to promoting the Jesuit university’s Catholic identity.


Canadian Catholic University Sponsors Lecture Encouraging Dissent
2/14/2014
A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada, sponsored a lecture last week at a Catholic college on how Catholic schools can value “faithful dissent” on issues such as female ordination, homosexuality, and contraception.


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!”


Students Tout 15 Years of ‘V-Monologues’ as Play Continues on Several Catholic Campuses
2/11/2014
At least 10 Catholic colleges and universities will be hosting productions of The Vagina Monologues or have officially recognized student groups that are performing the play in 2014.


United Nations Report Rips Catholic Schools, Vatican
2/6/2014
A United Nations committee’s criticisms of the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual abuse by clergy outrageously included criticisms of Catholic schools that rise to the level of anti-Catholicism, argues Deacon Keith Fournier.


Transgender Activists, Professor to Challenge Law Enforcement at Jesuit Seattle Univ.
2/4/2014
A law professor from the Jesuit Seattle University, whom one magazine called “America’s first openly transgender law professor,” will host an on-campus discussion with transgender activists next month.


Loyola Marymount Univ. to Host Dissident Theologian on ‘Feminist Bioethics’
2/3/2014
The theology professor to be hosted signed a public letter calling for major structural and doctrinal changes in the Church including the ordination of women and recognition of same-sex partnerships.


Catholic School Harassed for Denying Job to Man in Same-Sex Marriage
2/3/2014
A Massachusetts man is asking the Commonwealth to punish a Catholic school for preserving its Catholic mission, by allegedly rescinding a job offer because the applicant identified his same-sex husband as his emergency contact.


Student Activist Praises Georgetown’s Lax Standards on Sexual Activity
1/31/2014
Georgetown University Pride President Thomas Lloyd credited the Jesuit University with having “grown greatly in the last five years on issues such as queer inclusion and women’s issues.”


Same-Sex Marriage Advocate to Deliver Gonzaga Lecture
1/29/2014
Robyn Ochs, a self-declared bisexual and same-sex marriage advocate, will be speaking at Gonzaga University next month in a lecture entitled “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality.”


Gonzaga Univ. Considers Transgender Policy
1/29/2014
Gonzaga University is considering an official policy on transgendered students that could include gender-neutral bathrooms and the option to live with students of the gender of their choice, according to the Gonzaga Bulletin.   


Catholic Schools in Spotlight with New Film About Employee in Same-Sex Marriage
1/28/2014
A new movie that garnered attention at the Sundance Film Festival features the plight of a homosexual choir director at a Catholic school who loses his job after he marries his same-sex partner, according to the Associated Press.


Pelosi, Other Politicians Praise Georgetown on 225th Anniversary
1/24/2014
Congressman Pelosi, a mother of several Georgetown graduates and a supporter of abortion rights and same-sex marriage, said, “For 225 years, Georgetown University has been a national treasure..."


New York Times Displays Bias Against Catholic Schools, Catholic Teaching
1/24/2014
The New York Times ran an incredibly one-sided article on Wednesday titled “Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules,” about the recent firings and resignations that have occurred at some Catholic schools.


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.


DePaul Hosts ‘Transgendered’ Activist for Lecture on Womanhood
1/23/2014
DePaul University will be hosting a “transgendered” speaker to discuss an “overall mission to broaden society’s portrait of womanhood,” according to the University’s website.


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