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Could the Sanctioning of Nativity School Have Been Handled Differently? | Part Two

The whole controversy about the Nativity School of Worcester and its inclusive flags might benefit from an examination of two theological concepts: potestas and auctoritas Read More

Could the Sanctioning of Nativity School Have Been Handled Differently? | Part One

Could the controversy over the Nativity School of Worcester and its inclusive flags have been handled differently in an authentically Catholic way that would have promoted unity instead of division? Read More

Catholic LGBTQ Advocates, Local Activists Criticize Bishop’s Sanction of Jesuit School

In the weeks since one bishop stripped a Jesuit school of its church affiliation over Pride and Black Lives Matter flags, Catholic LGBTQ advocates and local activists have continued to criticize the bishop's action. Read More

Jesuit School Stands Firm As Bishop Strips It of Catholic Designation Over Pride Flag

A Jesuit school in Massachusetts has said it will not take down Pride and Black Lives Matter flags after the local bishop announced the school would no longer be designated as a Catholic one. Read More

Worcester Bishop Pens Second Letter Criticizing Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags at School

A bishop has sustained his criticism of a Catholic school for flying Pride and Black Lives Matter flags, issuing a second letter, in which he writes that the church cannot "condone transgenderism." Read More

Worcester Bishop Will Not Attend Holy Cross Graduation After Pro-LGBTQ Protests

A controversy in the Diocese of Worcester over one Catholic school's decision to fly Pride and Black Lives Matter flags continues to intensify. Now, protests may have led the bishop to withdraw from graduation at one local college. Read More

Worcester Bishop Demands Catholic School Remove Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags

A Catholic school in Massachusetts is resisting one local bishop's attempts to have the school take down Pride and Black Lives Matter flags at the risk of the school losing its Catholic affiliation. Read More

Holy Cross Officials Rebuke Bishop’s Anti-Transgender Comments as “Offensive”

Top officials at the College of the Holy Cross have rebuked a local bishop's comments disparaging transgender people, saying the bishop was "deeply hurtful and offensive." Read More

Bishop Says Gender Transitions Are Equivalent to Having Hand Amputated for a Pirate Hook

A bishop in Massachusetts has compared gender transitions to someone having their hand amputated to install a pirate hook, suggesting that transgender identities are "rooted in unsupportable science" and are more akin to the heresy of Gnosticism. Read More

NEWS NOTES: June 18, 2014

Here are some items you might find of interest: 1) Most Holy Redeemer Catholic parish,... Read More