About 100 Notre Dame students walk out of Vice-president Mike Pence’s commencement address

Graduation protest was carefully planned weeks in advance by a student group called We Stand for ND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkuk0APUL7k A large crowd of students walked out of the Notre Dame commencement ceremony on Sunday in protest of the speaker, Vice President Mike Pence, who delivered a speech that mixed platitudes about bright, dream-filled futures with a lengthy rebuke of political correctness on college campuses. As several dozen students in caps and gowns … [Read more...]

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‘Protect the rule of law,’ Leon Panetta tells 2017 Santa Clara University law graduates

Former secretary of defense, CIA director and pro-abortion congressman gives commencement speech at Jesuit university's law school

[Editor’s note: Leon Panetta compiled a strong pro-abortion voting record while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1994 from California’s 16th Congressional District. In 1990, he was a co-sponsor of the federal Freedom of Choice Act, and later, as President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff, Panetta defended the then-president’s veto of a bill … [Read more...]

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“They change lives. They bring about vocations. They’re highly successful.”

From July 28 to 30, California State University East Bay in Hayward will host Steubenville NorCal, a conference for high school students

Steubenville Life Teen conferences bring out the superlatives in youth ministers' conversations. "They're phenomenal," said Patti Collyer, coordinator of faith formation for children and youth for the Diocese of Oakland, who has been to some of the conferences. "They change lives. They bring about vocations. They're highly successful. They're everything we'd want them to … [Read more...]

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Teacher at Catholic school for girls accused of molesting student

Teacher at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra was arrested May 17 after a graphic text message was found on a student's phone, police said

A female teacher was arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a student at an all-girls Catholic school in Alhambra, according to authorities. Alhambra police said 42-year-old Diana Wendel, a teacher at Ramona Convent Secondary School for the past three years, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a graphic text was found on a student's phone by her … [Read more...]

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Cal State San Marcos sued over refusal to fund pro-life student group

University gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQA centers, $0 to Students for Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR3pkMrra2w Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against California State University–San Marcos officials on behalf of a pro-life student organization and its campus president, Nathan Apodaca, who are prevented from bringing pro-life speakers to campus under the university’s discriminatory funding policies. The … [Read more...]

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Fresno State professor sued for censoring pro-life students

Gregory Thatcher, a public health professor, recruited at least seven students from his 8 a.m. class to erase and deface pro-life chalk messages that had been left on university sidewalks with the school's permission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz3MhiRj5HQ Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pro-life student organization filed suit in federal court Thursday against a Fresno State University professor who instructed students from his class to join him in defacing and erasing the group’s sidewalk chalk messages that affirmed life. In April, the Fresno State Students for … [Read more...]

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Transgender scholarship offered at Oceanside community college

Trans* Pride Scholarship at MiraCosta College will provide a $1,000 grant every year to a “transgender or gender nonconforming student or active ally to this community"

MiraCosta College is the first in the United States to endow a scholarship for a student who identifies with the transgender community. The endowed Trans* Pride Scholarship contributes to a large number of initiatives that MiraCosta College has in place to support and affirm sexual minorities. Each year, the fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student. "Anyone, … [Read more...]

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