NCR Today: Synod will not provide Communion path for remarried; Pilgrims venture into Alaska forest; Irish parents fight for equal education; Elephant buried beneath Vatican
Israel’s 47 Christian schools are entering the second week of an open-ended strike to protest ongoing cuts in government allocations, which they attribute to government discrimination against minority religious groups.
The schools, 40 of them Catholic, teach 33,000 Christian and Muslim Arab students in central and northern Israel.
Many theology and science teachers at three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Nashville will be incorporating "Laudato Si'" into their curriculum this school year.
Dozens of Christian schools in Israel could be shutting their doors this school year, but a Catholic priest is hoping a meeting with government officials can avoid that.
An assemblymember called the hearing because he said he is worried about the impact of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's proposed changes on the schools.
The union said the new language "makes ... a stronger claim that all faculty and staff are 'ministers', regardless of the fact that the term 'minister' has been removed."
"Bold," "brazen," "courageous," "combative," "timely" and "bombshell" were among descriptions that greeted the appointment of Salvatore Cordileone to San Francisco.
Updated: "The language is softer, but the message is still hurtful and wrong," said a student at one of the archdiocesan high schools.
"The church has told us that it honors all civil rights and labor rights. You cannot profess social justice if within your own walls you refuse to practice it."
During what one participant described as an "explosive" meeting, the San Francisco archdiocese's Council of Priests addressed Fr. Joseph Illo's changes to Star of the Sea parish.