Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Catholic Education’

Dialogue with the local community a key to Catholic school

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Dialoguing with the local community while protecting and promoting the Catholic school’s identity are vital components of the modern Catholic school. The instruction comes in a new document about Catholic schools from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. “The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue” focuses on the schools’ obligations to Read more

Vatican restores Catholic status to school with gay teacher

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The Vatican has stopped an Indianapolis Archdiocese from stripping Jesuit high school of ‘Catholic’ label because it refused to sack a gay teacher. The teacher’s husband then lost his teaching job at another school when it followed the archdiocese’s directive. He is currently suing the archdiocese. The standoff between the Jesuit school and the archdiocese Read more

5 transgender Catholics on the Vatican’s rejection of their gender identity

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

When Colleen Fay of Mount Rainier, Maryland, came out as transgender 12 years ago to her parish music director, she was fired from her position on the choir. She later described feeling like she was in “doctrinal limbo” because there is no universal teaching on gender from the church. “I’m hurt by the Catholic Church Read more

Mixed response to Vatican gender ‘educational crisis’ guide

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Vatican’s new gender education document “Male and female he created them” seeks to tackle what it calls “an educational crisis”. The Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education says the document is intended to help guide Catholic contributions to the ongoing debate about human sexuality and to address the challenges that emerge from gender ideology. Read more

Canon law changes will alter the way it’s taught

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Canon law changes mean the way church law is taught will also need to change, the Congregation for Catholic Education says. Pope Francis has amended canon law so marriage annulment cases are handled more quickly, more pastorally and with less expense. Catholic universities should therefore strengthen their canon law programmes, the Congregation says. At the Read more