“In this atmosphere it’s much easier to hear God’s call”

Why 1 in 10 new priests in the US come from homeschooling families

Statistics suggest that faith-based homeschooling has a crucial role in producing vocations. Data from a 2017 survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (Cara) at Georgetown University shows that nearly one in 10 young men in formation for the priesthood in the US were homeschooled. That’s a staggering number, considering there is only one homeschooler for … [Read more...]

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Sacramento teacher under fire for teaching class about abortion

Sutter Middle School teacher in hot water for showing videos depicting how abortions are performed during various stages of pregnancy

A Sutter Middle School teacher who recently aired graphic abortion videos (below) to students during a sex-education class is in hot water with the Sacramento City Unified School District. The district launched an investigation following complaints from parents whose children had seen the videos, which depict how abortions are performed during various stages of pregnancy. The … [Read more...]

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How to get them to go through with an abortion anyway

UCSF trains medical students how to pressure religious women to get abortions

The University of California-San Francisco, which focuses on health sciences, offers an “Early Abortion Training Workbook” with the innocuously named chapter “Pregnancy Option Counseling Techniques.” It’s part of the taxpayer-funded university’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which brags that it has pioneered “new forms of abortion,” expanded the “abortion care … [Read more...]

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Catholic schools and self-control

Study: "Students in Catholic schools exhibit more self-discipline than students in public schools and other private schools

It turns out that there’s a link between Catholic schools and self control. At least that’s what Michael Gottfried, Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Jacob Kirksey, a doctoral student at UCSB, found in a study for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Specifically, according to the Fordham Institute, they found that: 1.”Students in … [Read more...]

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More sex-ed protests in San Diego

Parents upset over sex-ed curriculum for 6th and 8th graders pull their children from school for a day, protest again at school district headquarters

Some San Diego Unified School District students got another day off from classes on Tuesday, but not for a holiday. Their parents are upset over what they say is an inappropriate sex education curriculum. They chose to keep their kids out of school and made their feelings known at a rally outside district headquarters Tuesday afternoon. The "opt out" day was promoted on … [Read more...]

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Trustees of small Catholic university in Belmont approve cuts

Board of Notre Dame de Namur University approves cutting programs in musical performance, fine arts, graphic design and liberal arts because of budget woes caused by dwindling enrollment

Notre Dame de Namur University will cut several programs and eliminate five full-time faculty positions in an attempt to cut costs, the Catholic school announced Monday. The school, which serves about 1,600 students, will get rid of programs that have low student enrollment, including in musical performance, fine arts, graphic design and an evening liberal arts program. The … [Read more...]

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A dark secret emerges at St. Mary’s College of California

The dominant message on campus is that maleness is inherently oppressive and must be resisted

I was recently present for a troubling exchange between two professors at my university, St. Mary’s College of California. One professor, coming from office hours, mentioned a student who advocated Nazi eugenics as a viable social solution for America. The other, unsurprised, said he regularly receives essays on race and gender theories championed by the alt-right. As the sun … [Read more...]

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Oakland bishop names executive director for Lumen Christi Academies

Bishop Michael Barber has appointed longtime Catholic educator Rodney Pierre-Antoine to head network of seven elementary schools within the diocese

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, has appointed Rodney Pierre-Antoine as the founding executive director of the new Lumen Christi Academies, a network of seven elementary schools within the Diocese of Oakland. Pierre-Antoine will begin his work in leading the new network May 14, 2018. Pierre-Antoine has served as a Catholic educator in the East Bay Area for most of his career, … [Read more...]

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Classic curriculum to be offered at San Francisco Catholic school

Liberal education coming to Star of the Sea Elementary School in fall of 2019

By Gibbons J. Cooney California Catholic Daily exclusive In the fall of 2019, at the direction of the archdiocese, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Elementary School will be returning to the basics of Western education and offering a liberal education to its K-8 students. In the May newsletter, Fr. Joseph Illo, Star’s pastor, wrote: “I’m excited to announce that our … [Read more...]

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Outraged California parents block elementary sex ed program

After marathon meeting that lasted until wee hours of the morning, Fremont Unified School District Board of Education votes against implementing controversial sex ed curriculum for grades 4-6

Concerned parents have successfully fought against the implementation of a controversial new sex education program for elementary school children. After a marathon meeting, with testimonies and discussion stretching until 2:30 AM Thursday, California’s Fremont Unified School District board voted against the controversial sex ed curriculum. What had so many parents concerned … [Read more...]

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