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Official Seeks Ban on Pride Flags in Ontario Catholic Schools

Controversies over whether Catholic schools in Ontario, Canada, can fly Pride flags continue, as do protests by parents, teachers, and LGBTQ+ students. Read More

Ontario Catholic School Board Restricts Student Access to LGBTQ+ Books

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, in southwest Ontario, recently restricted access to books that portray LGBTQ+ characters, making the texts unavailable to some students. Read More

In Reversal, Calgary Catholic Schools Ban “Safe Space” Stickers

A Canadian Catholic school district has reportedly banned the use of "safe space" stickers in classrooms, contradicting the goals of the provincial teachers association. Read More

Catholic School Trustee Removed Over Facebook Post Linking LGBTQ+ Pride, Nazism

A Canadian Catholic school board trustee was deemed ineligible to serve over an anti-LGBTQ+ social media post and further refusal to make amends for the post, leading to the trustee's resignation. Read More

Approaching the Synod from 30,000 Feet

Clearly, my mind is on a lot of things, and as if that wasn’t enough, my heart is filled with excitement. I’m excited for a new way of being church that is emerging. Read More

Amid Political Protests, Canadian Catholic Schools Affirm LGBTQ+ Students

Canadian Catholic school boards expressed support for LGBTQ+ students in the face of nationwide protests against equality last week, with educators asserting that pro-LGBTQ+ policies are entirely consistent with Catholic identity. Read More

Canadian Pastor Apologizes for Parish Bulletin Insert Linking Pride Flag to Child Abuse

“We must always make every effort to communicate and treat one another with charity and respect,” wrote Fr. Michael Hughes in a formal statement of apology for allowing the spread of homophobic misinformation in his parish’s bulletin. “I pledge to do so moving forward.” Read More

Catholic School Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Decision Not to Fly Pride Flag

Students in one Canadian Catholic school district walked out of classes last week to protest district officials' decision not to fly the Pride flag this month. Today's post includes that news and other LGBTQ-related stories from Canada's Catholic schools. Read More

Catholic School Official Criticizes Trustee’s Comparison of Pride Flags to Nazism

The question of whether or not to fly Pride flags at Canadian Catholic schools this month continues to roil districts. Most recently, a top official in one district has compared the Pride flag to Nazism, while in another the school board voted to not fly the flag at all. Read More

Catholic School Community Objects to LGBTQ-Negative Parents’ Outburst at Meeting

Catholic school teachers, administrators, parents, and students in Ontario, Canada, have strongly objected to a group of anti-LGBTQ+ parents who disrupted a school board meeting because some teachers were using “safe space” stickers to demonstrate welcome for LGBTQ+ students.  Read More