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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San Jose Catholic church publicizes employee’s gay marriage on parish website

"John and his husband Willie are the parents of twin third graders at St. Clare School"

A parish in the San Jose diocese in California is openly employing a gay married man, who is an active member of the parish council. Saint Clare parish in Santa Clara has posted on its parish website brief biographies of their parish council members. On a page titled "Meet the St. Clare Parish Council," the biography of parishioner John Sullivan ends with the following: "John … [Read more...]

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San Jose diocese announces closing of Catholic school

Low enrollment cited for closure of Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale K-8 program, but pre-school remains open

Statement on Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale: It is with great regret that the Diocese of San Jose announces that Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale (CAS) will no longer be operating as an elementary school, K-8, due to insufficient students enrolled. We are deeply sorry for the disruption to our community of families and staff, and most particularly our students. The preschool … [Read more...]

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Marymount California University abruptly abandons Lakeside campus

Catholic school drops plans for Northern California campus, cites low enrollment

Nearly five years after Marymount California University celebrated the signing of a lease to use the Lucerne Castle as its Northern California campus, university officials abruptly ordered an exit from the facility without giving prior notice to students, staff, partner organizations or the county of Lake, which owns the building. It’s a move that local leaders call both … [Read more...]

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“A sweeping, inclusive, and dramatic poem”

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera delivers commencement address at Santa Clara University in the form of a poem that touched on the forces of climate change, refugees, and conflict

A rapt audience of about 12,000 Santa Clara University graduating seniors and their family and friends was treated to a sweeping, inclusive, and dramatic poem from the nation’s poet laureate Saturday. The address touched on the forces of climate change, refugees, and conflict, and urged the more than 1,200 graduates to “carry/a satchel of compassion-action for all” and “bring … [Read more...]

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