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Catholic Schools in England Drop Terms “Mother” and “Father” on Admissions Forms

Catholic schools in England will no longer use the gendered terms "mother" and "father" on admissions forms after a government official ruled these could be potentially discriminatory. Read More

On Anti-LGBT Bullying, Catholic Educators Should Follow Church of England’s Lead

The Church of England's new guidelines on anti-bullying in schools encourage students to "play with the many cloaks of identity," an approach that would be well-suited for Catholic schools as well. Read More

Will Sexuality Education Sink Alberta’s Catholic Schools?

Figures on both sides of Alberta's debate over whether Catholic schools can teach a different curriculum on LGBTQ issues have made claims that this issue could severely threaten church-affiliated education in the province. Read More

Scottish Priest Endorses Anti-Bullying Programs for Nation’s Schools

A Catholic priest in Scotland has come out in support of LGBT education programs in the country's school, a step in which other church officials will hopefully join him to help support and protect LGBTQ youth. Read More

Church Officials Impose Strict Gender Norms on Young Children, But Why?

Two incidents at Catholic parishes reveal a troubling attempt in the church to impose gender norms as if matters of faith, and raise questions about how church officials' are using their power against gender non-conforming children. Read More

Alberta’s Catholic Officals Can Improve Sexual Education Teaching, But Will They?

Controversy is again erupting in Alberta over Catholic schools' handling of LGBT and other gender/sexuality issues, highlighting anew church officials' choice about whether Catholic education in the province is going to prioritize students' well-being or anti-LGBT ideology. . . Read More

Catholic School Encourages Students to Use “Preferred Pronouns” of Classmates

Students should use the "preferred pronouns" of other students who are not female, according to an all-girls Catholic school in England, in yet another step forward for Catholic education and LGBT issues. Marian Doyle, the school's headteacher, said in a letter to parents. . . Read More

At Upcoming Synod, Youth Want Wider Conversation on Sexuality

In preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops in October 2018 on “young people, faith and vocational discernment,” 20 young Catholics, 70 theologians, and dozens of  priests and academics gathered in Rome from September 11-15 to begin preliminary conversations around the Synod’s theme. Read More

Students Resist Catholic School’s Anti-Marriage Equality Program

Students and parents at an Australian Catholic school have resisted administrators’ decision to host a... Read More

Catholic School Leaders Urge Discernment on Marriage Equality Issue

Leaders at two Jesuit-run Catholic schools in Australia have urged discernment over the issue of... Read More