When Kellsey McGuire and her service dog, Jasper, were denied access to a public school in Illinois in February 2014, a Catholic school welcomed them both with open arms.
One of the issues that is likely to be to the fore in Ireland's general election, slated for Feb. 26, is the future of denominational education. The Labour Party has pledged to end the "baptism barrier" to school entry if re-elected.
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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."