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Massachusetts panel says child abuse laws should protect transgender kids from parents

May 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A state agency is asking for a review of child abuse laws to ensure they apply to parents who won’t... Read more

Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Republican House members introduce the "Parents Bill of Rights" Thursday, March 23, 2023.

U.S. House passes ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ with amendments on transgender issues

Mar 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives narrowly passed the bill, designed to ensure that parents have a stronger role in the... Read more

Catholic school teachers and students. Courtesy: School Sisters of Christ the King

Catholic schools are booming — new EWTN poll sheds light on possible reasons

Oct 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Zelda Caldwell

Catholic voters expressed dissatisfaction with several aspects of public education, which may help explain why Catholic school enrollment is increasing... Read more


Salvadoran Education Ministry dismisses official who endorsed kids’ TV show with gender ideology

Sep 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

El Salvador’s Ministry of Education has dismissed the official responsible for allowing a children’s program with gender ideology to be... Read more

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more


Connecticut Catholic bishops condemn anti-Catholic comments by public school official

Aug 31, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Connecticut’s Catholic dioceses have condemned comments made in a video by a public elementary school assistant principal who admitted on... Read more


‘Gender support’ plans at school: Here’s what parents need to know

Aug 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The use of gender support plans is on the rise across the country, which schools are using to “affirm” students’... Read more

Hollie Dance (center left) and Paul Battersbee (center right)), the mother and father of Archie Battersbee, speak to the media as they leave the Royal Courts of Justice on June 29, 2022 in London, England. Archie's parents ultimately lost their legal fight to keep their son on life support. He died on Aug. 6, 2022.

Archie Battersbee, 12, dies after being taken off life support against his parents’ wishes

Aug 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Archie had been in a coma since April when he was found unconscious with a ligature around his neck. Read more


Minors seeking abortion in Illinois no longer need notify parents

Jun 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Minors in Illinois are no longer required to notify an adult before seeking an abortion, as a repeal signed by... Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more


Peru passes bill supporting parents' rights in education

May 10, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Peruvian Congress on Thursday passed Bill 904, which supports the right of parents to educate their children according to... Read more


After religious controversy, Massachusetts school board okays Christian private school

Apr 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Massachusetts school committee has fulfilled its duty and approved the application of a private Christian school despite controversy when... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Funding for poor Los Angeles Catholic schools in limbo as judge nixes lawsuit

Apr 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite a State of California report saying that the Los Angeles Unified School District wrongly withheld federal funding from Catholic... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois

Bishop Paprocki: Illinois repeal of parental notice abortion law 'a dark and disgraceful moment'

Dec 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a repeal of the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act, a move which... Read more


Supreme Court considers religious liberty in Maine education case

Attorneys representing a Maine family at the Supreme Court are feeling confident following Wednesday’s oral arguments in the case Carson... Read more


Parental notice repeal puts unborn children and young girls at risk, Illinois critics say

Oct 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Illinois legislature’s vote to repeal parental notice requirements for abortion hurts young girls and unborn children, the Catholic Conference... Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

Oct 27, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12... Read more

Alta Fixsler

Alta Fixsler dies in hospice

Oct 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Alta Fixsler, the two-year-old British girl whose parents fought to keep on life support, died October 18 after her life... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

'Absurd' pro-abortion laws in California highlight need for parent-child communication, policy expert says

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, and a policy... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.

California governor moves to protect 'privacy' of minors who procure abortions 

Sep 25, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which... Read more