March 30, 2015 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) — With a growing emphasis on the Church’s pro-life teachings in Catholic education and demand for pro-life curricula, Catholic schools have the opportunity to become indispensable “vehicles” in the pro-life movement, said The Cardinal Newman Society’s Dr. 132 more words
This is an important message in that some groups are more organized than others, some have more members and have valuable experience to share with less experienced groups. Over the past 6 months, our group CIOC in the Lehigh Valley PA has been in dialogue with the office of education from the Catholic diocese of Allentown who has adopted the PA Core (aka CCSS) in our Catholic schools. We have a strategy and plan to which we are executing but needless to say, it's a tedious and slow process. Having said that, we believe we have made some progress but our objective is not accomplished until we convince the diocese to pause and then roll back from the PA Core (aka CCSS). Our crusade is small in the context of the national battle against the CCSS's but our stand and resistance is important for the future sustainability of our Catholic Schools and important in the broader sense of shared goals with other CC opponents. One parish, one diocese, one school district, one state at a time!