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Black Lives Matter flag and LGBT pride flag fly outside Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, in April 2022.

Bishop revokes Catholic status of Jesuit school flying LGBT, Black Lives Matter flags

Jun 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McManus said flying the flags in front of a Catholic school "sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message"... Read more

American, gay pride, and BLM flags being flown at Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, Mass.

College enters fray with bishop over gay pride, BLM flags at Jesuit school

Apr 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A group of students, staff, and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross are petitioning the administration to disinvite... Read more

Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester is risking its Catholic status by refusing to remove a gay pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag from its flag pole, per the request of the local ordinary, Bishop Robert McManus.

Bishop asks Catholic middle school to take down gay pride, Black Lives Matter flags

Apr 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Massachusetts, has expressed concerns that flags flying outside a Jesuit-run middle school in support of... Read more

Christopher Columbus, by Sebastiano del Piombo, 1519.

Worcester city council rejects move to take down Christopher Columbus statue

Jul 23, 2020

The statue of Christopher Columbus outside of Worcester's Union Station will remain, the city council decided Tuesday, citing the need... Read more

Worcester bishop rebukes 'blasphemous' writings of Holy Cross professor

Apr 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Worcester has issued a sharp rebuke to the College of the Holy Cross after it came to... Read more