Friday, August 14, 2015

Gates funds Catholic colleges for Common Core


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August 14, 2015
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Dear Friend,

Two Catholic colleges hosted Common Core "pep rallies"—and one got a $1.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to do it!

See below for the full story.

You'll recall that The Cardinal Newman Society exposed the Gates grant to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) to promote Common Core.  And then a Gates-funded group tried to rally Catholics behind Common Core and against the Newman Society—but failed.

Now it's LMU taking Gates money—and no big surprise, given that the Jesuit university has demonstrated a scandalous lack of commitment to Catholic education.

By contrast, you'll find below the very powerful witness of Father Sean Sheridan, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, marking tomorrow's 25th anniversary of 
Ex corde Ecclesiae.  If you're in need of some encouragement, be sure to read his interview.

Tomorrow, as you celebrate the calendar feast of the Assumption, please also recall the past 25 tumultuous years of Catholic education and plead for Mary's intercession.  Please also pray for us.  Thank you!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Patrick Reilly

P.S. NEXT WEEK… look for our eye-opening report on Planned Parenthood and Catholic education!!

Latest News from Catholic Education Daily:
Common CoreGates Foundation Gave $1.2 Million to Loyola Marymount for Common Core Events
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a day of Common Core pep rallies across California last month, including a $1.2 million grant to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles. Both LMU and St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, hosted events to get educators excited about the controversial school standards embraced by many public and Catholic schools.

 SheridanEx Corde Ecclesiae a Roadmap for Catholic College Renewal, Says Franciscan Univ. President
If Catholic universities truly wish to change the culture, they must embrace the roadmap laid out for them by Saint John Paul II in Ex corde Ecclesiae, said Franciscan University of Steubenville president Father Sean Sheridan, T.O.R., in an interview. "If Ex corde Ecclesiae is embraced as a roadmap for guiding Catholic universities for mission, as it was intended to be, the gift of Ex corde to Catholic universities and the Church becomes evident," Fr. Sheridan said.

Atheist ClubAtheist Clubs Don't Belong at Catholic Colleges, Experts Say
As Christian affiliation and Church attendance among young people continue to decline, Catholic colleges have a unique opportunity to evangelize students on campus and ensure that the Catholic faith is fostered in every student. Yet several Catholic colleges have official student organizations dedicated to atheism or "freethinking," despite the dangers that such groups might present to students' faith

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