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Obama plans new push for transgender rights in schools

May 7, 2016 World News Comments Off

The divisive and politically combustible issue of bathroom access for transgender individuals is about to become further inflamed, as the Obama administration is expected in coming weeks to aggressively reinforce its position that transgender student rights are fully protected under federal law, sources told POLITICO. With the Justice Department already locking horns with North Carolina over the state’s so-called bathroom bill, the administration plans to reaffirm its view that robust protections for transgender students are within the existing scope of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Multiple agencies are expected Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/obama-transgender-rights-schools-222922#ixzz481XbX9lo Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook

Cardinal Burke: Notre Dame is Wrong

May 5, 2016 Uncategorized, World News Comments Off

Notre Dame’s Great Scandal: Honoring Vice President Biden By Thomas McKenna, President of Catholic Action for Faith and Family: The University of Notre Dame has announced that they intend to confer the Laetare Medal, an honor given to Catholics “in recognition of outstanding service to the Church and society,” upon Vice-President Joseph Biden at their 2016 commencement. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese Fort Wayne – South Bend, the diocese where the university is located, has denounced it as scandalous. Thomas McKenna, president of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, interview

DoJ to North Carolina: You Have Until Monday to Reverse Bathroom Bill

May 5, 2016 World News Comments Off

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory received a letter from the Department of Justice that gives him until Monday to reverse his state’s controversial bathroom bill, reports The Hill. The DoJ said the law is in violation of the federal Civil Rights Act and told the governor he must not implement the law: The Department of Justice has determined that, as a result of compliance with and implementation of NC House Bill2, both you and the state of NC are in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 0f 1964… Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is…Continue Reading

Lavender Graduations Harmful to Students at Catholic Colleges

May 3, 2016 World News Comments Off

At least eight Catholic colleges across the country are hosting “lavender graduations” this spring — many of them as part of an annual campus tradition — to celebrate and honor students with same-sex attraction (SSA) or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Lavender graduations and similar ceremonies for seniors have been announced at the College of St. Rose, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Loyola Marymount University, St. Mary’s College of California – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4871/Lavender-Graduations-Harmful-to-Students-at-Catholic-Colleges.aspx#sthash.nRLjjuae.dpuf

Serving LGBT Students in Catholic Schools

April 30, 2016 World News Comments Off

April 28, 2016, at 9:03 AM  |  By Dan Guernsey  |  Opinion How do Catholic schools best serve students who struggle with same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria (popularly called “transgendered”)? What should a school’s policies prescribe in order to prevent confusion, disputes and even litigation? Previously, these questions were often addressed behind closed doors, as administrators worked quietly on a case-by-case basis and often within traditional moral norms. However, since this past summer’s Supreme Court ruling supporting same-sex – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4866/Serving-LGBT-Students-in-Catholic-Schools.aspx#sthash.VpguvmiO.dpuf

Pro-Life Group Lists Every Company Backing Planned Parenthood

April 27, 2016 World News Comments Off

A pro-life organization that has spent decades working to try to get corporations to stop giving financial donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business has released a revised listing of companies backing the abortion giant. Life Decisions International has released a revised edition of The Boycott List, which identifies corporations that support Planned Parenthood, which does more abortions than any other business in the nation. The organziation tells LifeNews.com that more than 334 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood in the decades that it has been working to divorce corporate America from the abortion industry. LDI makes a full list available to pro-life people who ask for it, but here is  sample of the companies that currently support…Continue Reading

Trump completes 5-state sweep; Clinton beats Sanders in most Super Tuesday III contests

April 27, 2016 World News Comments Off

Donald Trump completed a five-state sweep in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries, strengthening his shot at avoiding a contested convention – while Hillary Clinton scored convincing victories but was denied the same bragging rights of a primary sweep by a surprise Bernie Sanders win in Rhode Island. Of the two front-runners, Clinton – who won four states Tuesday – remains closer to clinching the nomination. She now has nearly 90 percent of the delegates needed to secure the party nod, even as Sanders vows to keep fighting. On the Republican side, Te

Planned Parenthood Caught Again

April 27, 2016 World News Comments Off

Kentucky is suing a new Planned Parenthood clinic after Governor Matt Bevin found out that they have illegally killed 23 unborn children. The clinic knowingly operated without a license for nearly two months. The request for a license was later denied because the clinic did not meet minimal safety standards. Many Kentuckians are outraged by Planned Parenthood’s complete disregard for state health and safety standards at the new clinic. Governor Bevin has vowed that, “This administration will have no tolerance for the type of brazen disregard that Planned Parenthood has shown

Top Vatican cardinals aren’t commenting on pope’s exhortation

April 26, 2016 World News Comments Off

April 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Two of the Vatican’s most senior prelates, both known for taking a strong stand for the Church’s tradition at the Synod on the Family, are declining interviews on Pope Francis’ controversial apostolic exhortation. Vatican reporter Edward Pentin reports that neither Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, nor Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has commented on Amoris Laetitia or given any media interviews about the document. Müller and Sarah have repeatedly spoken in the past about the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage and that teaching’s implications for those in second unions whose previous marriages the Church has not declared null.

Indiana diocese: Catholic teachers must uphold Church’s moral teachings

April 26, 2016 World News Comments Off

FORT WAYNE, Indiana, April 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Another Catholic bishop has taken steps to reinforce Catholic identity in the schools of his diocese. Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades promulgated “The Mission of Our Catholic Schools and the Importance of Authentic Witness of School Employees,” a seven-page, 16-point statement, on April 3, presenting it to faculty last month in advance of teacher contracts being signed for the coming academic year. Drawing from papal, curial and USCCB documents, Canon Law and the Church’s Catechism, the document spells out how and why diocesan teachers should demonstrate the Catholic Church’s principles in their daily lives, and says that teachers are examples of the Catholic faith both in the classroom and out.