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Catholic schools are essential vehicles for the pro-life movement: pro-life leaders | News | LifeSite

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


Holy Week favorites!

As we begin Holy Week, there are a few hymns that we love and therefore would like to share with our friends. The first one is the “Salve Regina” or “Hail Holy Queen” sung by the Choir of Saint Agnes in New York. 77 more words

Catholic Schools

The Current School Reform Landscape: Christopher H. Tienken

This is worthy of posting again and should be shared with catholic/private school Office of Education officials and public school district supers.

Here is a very useful eight minute primer on education reform.  63 more words

Common Core State Standards

Monday Musings: Lending CCSS Warrior Aid

Greetings, Anti Common Core Warriors!
A new work week for us to wage war on the Core. Are you ready? Is  the warrior next to you ready? 1,091 more words

CCSS Machine

Catholic Is Our Core reblogged this on Catholic Is Our Core and commented:

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!

Marni Soupcoff: A victory, of sorts, for religious freedom in Quebec

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec’s Education Minister must reconsider his refusal to grant Montreal’s Loyola High School an exemption from the province’s mandatory ethics and religion course (ERC). 827 more words

Full Comment

A victory for freedom of religion and freedom of conscience

The National Catholic Register today reports on an important victory for all those swimming against the current in the fight for freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. 848 more words

Culture Matters

What Is Truth?

“For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” (Jn 18:37-38) 407 more words