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Oakland Diocese Teachers Asked To Toe The Catholic Line At Home And At School

April 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

April 4 at 12:38pm | By Jill Tucker Teachers and staff working at dozens of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland will have to sign off on a new morality clause in their contracts to keep their jobs. It’s small paragraph that dictates behavior in both their professional and personal lives. “In both the TEACHER’S personal and professional life, the TEACHER is expected to model and promote behavior in conformity with the teaching of the Roman Catholic faith in matters of faith and morals, and to do nothing that tends to bring discredit to the SCHOOL or to the Diocese of Oakland.”

False Accusations of Sexual Abuse Can Leave Lasting Scars

April 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

Two recent cases, in the U.S. and Ireland, have highlighted how the Church’s commitment to take all accusations against clergy seriously sometimes injures innocent parties. by JUDY ROBERTS 04/03/2014 Comments (9) Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis – Catholic News Agency ST. PAUL, Minn. — A decision last month not to charge Archbishop John Nienstedt in connection with an allegation that he inappropriately touched a boy during a group photo was good news for a Church battered by scandal in recent years. The determination by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office in Minnesota that there was insufficient evidence to support a charge against the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis was announced March 11, days before another priest, Father Eugene Boland of…Continue Reading

This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn’t Like It

April 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

Rob Bluey April 4, 2014 at 6:30 am The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Brendan Eich’s 2008 donation was first revealed two years ago while he was serving in a senior role at Mozilla. But it was after his appointment as CEO last month that half of Mozilla’s board quit and company employees publicly voiced their disapproval. Others launched a public campaign seeking his ouster. In the wake of yesterday’s news, Andrew Sullivan, a leading advocate for redefining marriage, said the episode “should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.” Heritage Foundation scholars…Continue Reading

Catholic Teacher Contract Gets Exact On Behavior

April 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

April 3 BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church is so complex the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is giving teachers a cheat sheet on some of the things that can get them fired. A new contract proposal from the diocese specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine that could put teachers out of a job — including abortion, artificial insemination and “homosexual lifestyles” — and extends forbidden behavior to include public support for those kinds of causes, drawing some complaints that the language is overly broad and a cynical attempt to make it harder for wrongfully terminated teachers to sue. Teachers have long been required to act in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s philosophy but…Continue Reading

Ontario teacher exposes what parents don’t know is happening in Catholic schools

April 3, 2014 World News Comments Off

  by Peter Baklinski Wed Apr 02, 2014 17:41 EST   April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teacher substituting in numerous Ontario Catholic schools over the last decade says parents have little to no idea about what their children are actually exposed to when they send them packing off to school every day.   “I often see things that aren’t appropriate or even remotely reflective of solid Catholic teachings,” the teacher told LifeSiteNews under condition of anonymity. “There are many situations I come into contact with while supplying in 10 different Catholic schools and some of them are pretty anti-Catholic and discouraging.”   The substitute teacher related a few incidents. One included a grade 10 religion teacher telling students that…Continue Reading

Pro-Abortion Obama Blasts Child Abuse: “Every Child Should Have Every Chance in Life”

April 3, 2014 World News Comments Off
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by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/2/14 11:49 AM President Barack Obama apparently failed to note the irony in his proclamation marking an awareness campaign called National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The president, known for pushing and promoting abortion on demand funded with taxpayer dollars, issued a proclamation on Monday. “In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success,” Obama said in the proclamation. This is the same president who issued a statement in January celebrating Roe v Wade, which has denied any chance at life, happiness or success to more than 56 million unborn children. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973,…Continue Reading

Catholic Bishops Hold Mass At US-Mexico Border

April 3, 2014 World News Comments Off

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 11:31 AM By Courtney Coren A group of Catholic bishops celebrated a bilingual Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona in remembrance of illegal immigrants who died trying to cross the border and to support immigration reform. The Tuesday Mass, with the border fence as the backdrop, was led by Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tuscon, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and others, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We know the border is lined with unmarked graves,” O’Malley said. “They call them illegal aliens. We are here to say they are not forgotten. They are our neighbors. Our…Continue Reading

Nearly 1,000 Attend Charlotte Catholic Meeting On Nun’s Speech

April 3, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Tim Funk tfunk@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 02, 2014   Nearly 1,000 parents gathered at Charlotte Catholic High School on Wednesday night to air complaints about a recent speech to students by a nun who made what many considered inflammatory comments about gays and lesbians, divorce and single parenthood. So many parents lined up to speak that the meeting with high school officials, the school’s chaplain and the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education lasted more than an hour longer than scheduled. Though the gathering was closed to the media, texts and tweets from parents in Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/02/4813240/more-than-1000-attend-charlotte.html#.Uz1FX_ldXnc#storylink=cpy  

Obama Gives Rosary Blessed By Pope Francis To Nancy Pelosi

April 3, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY BEN JOHNSON Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:16 ESTTags: Barack Obama, Canon 915, Nancy Pelosi, Pope Francis WASHINGTON, D.C. April 2, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During their first-ever meeting last week, Pope Francis gave President Barack Obama a blessed rosary. Yesterday, Obama gave that rosary to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is perhaps the first person ever to receive a papal sacramental and Planned Parenthood’s highest award in one week. Obama gave the prayer beads to the House Minority Leader, an outspoken opponent of the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion and homosexuality, after they lunched together on Tuesday. “I was happy to receive a rosary blessed by Pope Francis. It means a great deal to me,” Pelosi said. Adam Cassandra, communications manager…Continue Reading