‘Putting Christ at the center’

New San Francisco Catholic schools superintendent says 2017-18 academic year is first year of a three-year initiative around the Eucharist, “challenging the schools to really look at their sacramental life"

Look for more emphasis on “putting Christ at the center” and a focus on helping Catholic school children understand reverence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic schools. “We talk a lot about putting Christ at the center of what we do. There is no greater way that we put Christ at the center than during the Eucharist,” said new Catholic schools Superintendent Pamela … [Read more...]

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Dismayed by the maelstrom

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael meet to discuss controversy over the removal of six Catholic statues from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo

The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael met as a community Sept. 10-11 to discuss the controversy over the removal of six Catholic statues from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo, which the order founded in 1850. An Aug. 24 story in the Marin Independent Journal reporting the concerns of some school parents over the school’s decision to reduce the Catholic statuary … [Read more...]

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But is it legal?

Offering free computers, a small L.A. school district enrolled Catholic school students from Bakersfield

Last spring, Katie Rivera’s daughter came home from the St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield with some unusual paperwork. The school was pushing parents to sign their children up for a “unique pilot program” taught entirely online and run by a public school district in Los Angeles County. Each student who enrolled in the Lennox Virtual Academy would get a free Chromebook … [Read more...]

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Openly gay Long Beach mayor lauded at St. Anthony Catholic High School

Story from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles newspaper fails to mention that the mayor, who used to work at St. Anthony High School, is openly gay

Full text of article from Archdiocese of Los Angeles newspaper: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia returned to St. Anthony High School (SAHS) to officially kick off the school’s student leadership program, a training course that Garcia helped create while working at the school before becoming mayor. The President’s Ambassador Program was adapted from Cal State Long Beach’s … [Read more...]

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Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

AB 569, pushed by pro-abortion groups like NARAL, would prohibit employers from requiring codes of conduct that interfere with 'reproductive health care' choices

Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct. “The bill unmistakably targets religious organization employers in the state, and goes further, inviting expensive litigation that could take years to sort out,” the California Catholic … [Read more...]

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Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale will close pre-school program too

San Jose diocese originally announced only K-8 school would close, now says toddler program lacks sufficient enrollment

Statement on Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale Update: As you are aware, it was announced on June 30, 2017 that The Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale would not reopen for the 2017-2018 school year due to a significant decline in enrollment. It was the intent of the Diocese at the time of this announcement to maintain the operation of the Toddler and Pre-K programs at Catholic … [Read more...]

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‘Office of Multicultural Learning’

Santa Clara University willing to pay $75,480 to $88,728 a year for someone who will, among other duties, advocate for “undocumented students” and other minority groups on campus

A Catholic university in California is advertising for a director of its Office of Multicultural Learning (OML) with duties that include advocating for “undocumented students” and other minority groups on campus. In addition to assessing diversity programs and multicultural learning, the OML director at the University of Santa Clara will play a “key role in promoting an … [Read more...]

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