In Catholic schools: Demographics is destiny, so is doctrine

Not that long ago, I wrote a post about religious faith and mathematics that turned into a “Crossroads” podcast. The post talked about a number of hot stories and trends on the religion-news beat — think thinning ranks in the Catholic priesthood, for example — and then boiled things down to this statement: “Demographics is [Read More...]

About that ‘complex’ doctrine Catholic teachers must follow

Imagine this lede atop a national wire service story: CINCINNATI (AP) — Parochial teachers are so ignorant of basic Roman Catholic doctrine the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is giving them a cheat sheet on some of the things that can get them fired. That is, of course, not the spin that The Associated Press took. Here’s the [Read More...]

Yo! NYPost! Did that school have a Catholic covenant?

This story is getting very, very familiar and it’s clear that these lawsuits are happening for a reason. As The New York Post reports: A prestigious Catholic high school booted a Bronx senior for being gay, the girl claims in a lawsuit. Amanda Acevedo, 17, says in court papers that a homophobic administrator at Preston [Read More...]

The curious incident of the Catholic school in the L.A. Times

In one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Silver Blaze, the clue that led to identifying the criminal was a dog that didn’t bark. “Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” ask the Chief of Police. “Yes—to the curious incident of the dog in the night time.” “But [Read More...]


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