The following comes from a November 4 Cardinal Newman Society article:
The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has announced that Common Core architect David Coleman will keynote the association’s annual convention next March in San Diego, California, raising anew concerns that the Catholic association remains devoted to the Common Core standards despite serious concerns about their impact on Catholic schools.
This comes soon after the National Catholic Education Association’s assertion of a “new direction” including “more fulsome advocacy” and “serving as the national voice for Catholic schools,” a role that appears to subvert the leadership of Catholic bishops in advocating and representing diocesan schools. By its own count, more than 1,000 Catholic elementary and secondary schools in America are not represented among the NCEA’s membership.
Coleman, whose connection to Common Core is deceptively omitted from the NCEA bio released for the convention, “played a leading role in the development of the Common Core State Standards” according to his bio at AchievetheCore.org.
The Newman Society has documented numerous concerns about the controversial Common Core State Standards and their potential impact on Catholic schools and students through its Catholic is Our Core program.
This is all well and good, but someone should also investigate why the Cardinal Newman Society supports the overtly Satanic Latin Mass Society:
Along with the Cardinal Newman Society’s strong support of Carolyn Woo and CRS, who advocate same sex marriage as has been reported by the Lepanto Institute:
To Dave N.– The Cardinal Newman Society is very good! Please contact them for us, and get a good, UPDATED response, as to their troubling OLD news stories you cited!
Yes, and it is THIS deranged Satanic young man that the Cardinal Newman Society quotes fawningly in their article. If they have officially recanted of their support of the Latin Mass Society I would certainly like to see that link.
Of course, they continue to support Carolyn Woo of CRS, unless they have recanted of this, and if so I would certainly like to see a link.
The Cardinal Newman Society is a shadowy counterfeit organization, who unlike most Catholic non-profits does not disclose who is running the organization or who is on their board of directors.
Dave N., I, too, would like to know the truth, in these old news stories!! Did the Cardinal Newman Society, which has always been 100% excellent– did they ever later find out the truth, and correct these old news stories, with NEW stories, telling the public, the HORRIBLE truth?? Well– I am not so good with computers– so, I would just love it, if you could email them, and please find out the truth!! Thanks!
Catholic education needs to be under the firm direction of the Church! Laymen should not be making decisions! Catholic education was much better, when in the hands of the traditional nuns, as well as priests and brothers!
Nuns and brothers are lay, Linda Maria.
Your “Fellow” “Catholic” (?) Don’t you know, that nuns and brother live in religious orders, take holy vows of CHASTITY (as well as perhaps other vows, like poverty and obedience) !! Laymen, on the other hand, lead SECULAR, WORLDLY LIVES, with WORLDLY RESPONSIBILITIES– and typically are MARRIED WITH CHILDREN!! They DO NOT TAKE RELIGIOUS VOWS, of nuns and brothers in religious orders!! They are LAYMEN!!
Dear Linda Maria,
I think you share a common misconception among many faithful Catholics regarding the status of nuns and brothers in the Church. Please see the following link from Catholic Answers:
It explains why, even though most nuns and brothers take some vows, because they are not ordained priests, they are still considered “laity.”
To YFC and Wm Hamilton– Your computer link only deals with the Sacrament of Holy Orders, of a priest! Please open your “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” to p. 258, and see the title, “The Lay Faithful” Read paragraph 897, which begins, “The term “laity” is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in Holy Orders and those who belong to a religious state approved by the Church.” Keep reading! Next, read paragraph 898, “The vocation of lay people.” You will have all your questions answered!
And a person who does not understand the difference between lay and cleric, between brother and priest, probably ought to be careful about expressing such STRONG opinions on school governance.
Your statement at 1:27 PM also contains another misconception from the very outset of your statement. You say “Catholic education needs to be under the firm direction of the Church! “. The Church includes lay, religious, and clergy, not just the clergy and not just the clergy and the religious.
Also, you intentionally mangle my name in your response. Very childish, babyish, and immature.
CCC873: To the apostles their successors Christ has entrusted the office of teaching, sanctifying and governing in his name and by his power. But the laity are made to share in the priestly, prophetical, and kingly office of Christ; they have therefore, in the Church the world, their own assignment in the mission of the whole People of God.” Finally, “from both groups [hierarchy and laity] there exist Christian faithful who are consecrated to God in their own special manner and serve the salvific mission of the Church through the profession of the evangelical counsels.
DOCTRINE of the FAITH – – –
CCC: ” 897 The term ‘laity’ is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in Holy Orders AND those who belong to a religious state approved by the Church.
That is, the faithful, who by Baptism are incorporated into Christ and integrated into the People of God, are made sharers in their particular way in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly office of Christ, and have their own part to play in the mission of the whole Christian people in the Church and in the World. “
YFC, you know exactly what was intended by Linda Maria’s comments.
I could ask you why are you so averse to having those in the clerical state and/or those consecrated to God head Catholic educational institutions. The reasons are obvious, however, to anyone who has read your posts.
For all your word mincing, the only attitude you promote is devilish chaos, dissimulation, overthrow, and willful confusion. As to your advice to Linda Maria, it would be more meaningful if you put it into practice yourself. But again, your lack of understanding the Catholic Faith has never restrained your strong, anti-Catholic OPINIONS, or your anti-Faith agitations.
To Wm Hamilton and YFC– It may surrise you– but although the Fathers of Vatican II did desire increased involvement of the laity– still, even in Pope St. John Paul II’s revised Code of Canon Law– laity still have no actual legal power to lead or direct or control any area of the church! It is all truly in the hands of the Pope and his trained, ordained clergy! Laymen only have the power GIVEN TO THEM TEMPORARILY, by the clergy, but it is NOT with any correct legal status!! BEWARE!!
To Wm Hamilton and YFC– Sorry, but in my above post, I typed too fast! I meant to say, “It may SURPRISE you…!! Yes, many of today’s laity, think we are some sort of egalitarian, democratic, “Protestantized” kind of church, since Vatican II!! But in reality, the laity have NO LEGAL POWER to do anything at all– except for certain temporary (but not legal!) little privileges given for certain things!! BEWARE!!
And those who openly defy Church teaching should be thrown out of the Church.
YFC– in response to your nonsensical post, above– It takes a great deal of LOVE, COMMITMENT, COURAGE, and DETERMINATION, for devout Catholic parents to ensure that their children receive the BEST Catholic education possible! I know of many DEDICATED Catholic parents, whose children ended up very successful, and also, ended up as devout, practicing Catholics, due to the efforts of their most loving and dedicated parents! Some also became excellent priests and nuns!! Good priests and nuns often come from excellent, dedicated, devout Catholic families!
The secular education leaders in America for too many decades, have been far too liberal, irresponsible, immoral, and totally CORRUPT! They have done a very poor job! “Common Core” is a cheap, counterfeit substitute, for a true education, and is a very dangerous tool, sure to ruin the future of our Nation!
Dave N. — the link you provide takes us to Fr. Z’s blog and there is nothing there that state’s the Card. Newman Society supporting this “creepy” Latin Mass Society.
Catholic Is Our Core
CatholicIsOurCore.org explores the controversial Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and concerns about their potential impact on Catholic schools and students.
The site is a project of The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education and sponsors the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
The Newman Society is committed to helping Catholic families, educators and Church leaders better understand the Common Core and protect the extraordinary legacy of Catholic schooling.
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To Michael McDermott– Wonderful! The Cardinal Newman Society has recently been hard at work, trying to get USF to change their anti-Catholic, immoral beliefs and practices, at their phony Jesuit school. Wish they could succeed! They always put out excellent information for Catholic families, about good, faithful Catholic schools and colleges. They also tell all about the many very bad, unfaithful, immoral “Catholic” schools and colleges, to avoid!!