Loyola Marymount University professor attacks pro-life pregnancy centers

Judy Battaglia, a communication studies professor, tells student newspaper: "These centers are not pro-women or pro-health, or even 'pro-life' ... but, poseurs who are pro-forced birth"

A professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles defended California’s law which mandates that pro-life crisis pregnancy center refer to abortion clinics, according to the student newspaper. But she did more than defend the law. Professor Judy Battaglia, a communication studies professor, insulted pro-lifers. “These centers are not pro-women or pro-health, or even … [Read more...]

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Catholic school in Sacramento has special program to prevent bullying

At St. Mary School, 'peace managers' help resolve conflicts between students before they get out of control

More than one out of every five students report being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The majority of bullying happens at school, but it can also take place on the way to school, through text messages or online (better known as cyberbullying). At St. Mary School in Sacramento, trained peace managers are helping resolve conflicts between … [Read more...]

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Pomona Catholic Schools launch faith-based literacy and language programs

New program aims at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in city's four Catholic schools

On Friday, April 13, the Family of Catholic Schools in Pomona hosted a Walk-a-Thon to celebrate the beginning of a new program aimed at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in grades TK-12. Nearly 500 students participated in the Walk-a-Thon along with their families, fundraising for scholarships that will allow … [Read more...]

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Mixed messages at Loyola Marymount

"Concern about LMU's growingly ambiguous Catholic identity is present both internally and externally," notes opinion piece in student newspaper

According to its mission statement, Loyola Marymount University is "institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism." However, some university policies are inconsistent with traditional Catholic teachings. The LMU Student Health Center does not provide any form of contraception to students. University policy prohibits students from gaining access to birth control, condoms and … [Read more...]

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Why is Christ Cathedral Academy seeing increase in school enrollment?

Diocese of Orange school has grown by 18% since the school opened in 2014

As Catholic schools decline across the country, with rapid school closures and a shrinking student body, the Diocese of Orange is defying the trend. Nationwide, more than 1,000 Catholic schools have closed since 2006, a 14% decrease, and enrollment has dropped by more than 400,000, a 17% loss, according to data from the National Catholic Education Assn. But at Christ … [Read more...]

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Why Catholic school?

Superintendent of Schools for San Francisco archdiocese: "Our curriculum is rooted in the Gospels that inspire a love of learning and the intellectual pursuit of the truth"

The following is from a Catholic SF guest column by Pamela Lyons, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of San Francisco. As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week across the United States, you may be wondering what is it that separates the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco from the many other schools in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. You may be … [Read more...]

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Latin now compulsory for kindergarteners through eighth graders at Mission Dolores Academy

Students at the San Francisco school come from a combination of English, Spanish, Tagalog and Eritrean primary speaking households among others, and in Latin they find common ground

Latin is now compulsory for kindergarteners through eighth graders at Mission Dolores Academy, according to principal Meredith Essalat, offering the diverse student body a “unifying” language where no student is at a disadvantage in the development of language skills. “It’s a new curriculum for everyone,” said Essalat, who introduced the program at the beginning of the … [Read more...]

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Fire-damaged Catholic schools re-open in Santa Rosa

Students return to Cardinal Newman High and St. Rose Elementary more than three months after Tubbs fire

It was a homecoming for Cardinal Newman High students, who finally returned to campus Monday more than three months after the Tubbs fire heavily damaged the school north of Santa Rosa. Faculty, staff and diocese officials welcomed back hundreds of students with a ceremony in the gym, followed by a pasta lunch. Bishop Robert Vasa offered a special blessing at the ceremony after … [Read more...]

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Marian events at Marin Catholic High School culminate in consecration

On Dec. 12, new outdoor Marian grotto at the Kentfield school will also be blessed by archbishop

Just over two months after he consecrated the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 7, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will do the same for Marin Catholic High School on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Marin Catholic president Tim Navone told Catholic San Francisco that the consecration of the Kentfield school to Mary is the … [Read more...]

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Taking the Catholic out of Catholic universities

Nowadays, rather than embracing the good, the true, and the beautiful, Catholic universities have adopted the same curricular fads as their secular peers

As the college term drew to a close last spring, Providence College’s most prominent professor, Anthony Esolen, author of hundreds of articles and several books—including what some reviewers consider the best translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy—packed up and got ready to leave the school, where he had taught since 1990. He would renounce his tenure, give up his well-earned … [Read more...]

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