- Dec 5, 2019
Catholic bishops in the U.S., England and Wales welcomed the Vatican’s statement that gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason, and that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth.
As principal of St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md., Mary Pat Donoghue worked with faculty, staff, parents and the pastor to develop a classical curriculum at the school, which now has a waiting list and is adding classes.
On Monday, the U.S. bishops released a call for concrete action on gun violence in response to last month’s Parkland school shooting.
An increased number of materials in Spanish have been submitted by publishers to the U.S. bishops’ conference for review, with many texts aiming to capture the Spanish dialect used in the United States. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, the head of the bishops’ Subcommittee on the Catechism, said his office does not “have the competency or the resources to date to review those cultural materials in those languages other than English.”
The recent decision by the Donald Trump administration to withdraw protections that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that corresponded with their gender identity was celebrated by Catholic bishops, but had mixed reactions from other religious leaders in the United States.