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Catholic Common Core Removes Books Celebrating Same-Sex Parents from First-Grade Unit Plan
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/18/13 | Kelly Conroy

Posted on 12/23/2013 7:04:39 AM PST by marshmallow

An initiative to promote the controversial Common Core State Standards in Catholic schools, led by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), has amended a first-grade unit plan to remove three books celebrating families headed by same-sex or divorced couples.

The Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII) removed The Family Book by Todd Parr and Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch from a recommended first-grade unit plan in English Language Arts after parental protest, according to journalist Mary Jo Anderson writing for Crisis Magazine.

And the Cardinal Newman Society has identified a third book that has been removed from the unit plan, All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon.

Although the CCCII’s original unit plan identified a revision date of July 2012, CCCII quietly removed the three books without acknowledging a new revision date in the current version or announcing the changes to the plan.

A review of The Family Book from the School Library Journal, cited at, describes the many different types of families celebrated in the book: “Some families include stepmoms, stepdads, stepsisters, or stepbrothers; some adopt children. Other families have two moms or two dads, while some children have only one parent.”

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1 posted on 12/23/2013 7:04:39 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Why do same sex families usually have children that are the same sex? Yeah, not a good idea and a “family”? Nah, more like a pedophile petting zoo.

2 posted on 12/23/2013 7:07:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: marshmallow

Why was it necessary for the parents to object?

This is what ensues after the formation of a new religion subsequent to Vatican II.

3 posted on 12/23/2013 7:08:33 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: marshmallow

William Ayers will NOT be pleased about this attempt to dismantle his baby.

4 posted on 12/23/2013 7:08:37 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: marshmallow
Why is a Catholic school teaching Communist Core in the first place?
5 posted on 12/23/2013 7:09:41 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: marshmallow

No “Catholic” school should use, support, or endorse Common Core.

The only “foundation” it provides is one for liberal indoctrination and federal control of the curricula.

6 posted on 12/23/2013 7:11:44 AM PST by G Larry
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To: marshmallow

This is what happens when nearly every teacher and principal in this nation has been trained by godless Marxists in Marxist run colleges and universities. Private schools, even Christian schools, are not immune to the influence of this Marxist indoctrination.

7 posted on 12/23/2013 7:35:24 AM PST by wintertime
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why is a Catholic school teaching Communist Core in the first place?

My question as well. And the answer seems to be disturbing.

8 posted on 12/23/2013 7:36:54 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

My kids attend a catholic school and are not endorsing cc

9 posted on 12/23/2013 7:41:24 AM PST by Michigander222
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To: marshmallow

Why just first grade? Same-sex “families” are not families; they are associations.

10 posted on 12/23/2013 7:43:17 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: IbJensen

Exactly. The Curricula of Catholics have been infiltrated by evil Marxists-—to destroy the formation of Catholic children-—corrupt and warp them-—dumb them down. Wundian psychology (Leipzig Connection) which invaded public schools by early 1900s but didn’t get the Catholic schools until the 40s—little at a time-—first Sangers concepts “Family Planning”, etc. were slipped in-—which is antithetical to the Catholic Canon. Ask yourself-—why would Catholic Schools teach pagan/Marxist ideology to our kids????????? What is the point unless they show why it is so insidious and evil. The curricula embraces evil.

The agenda to destroy the Catholic Church and control “Catholic” education took root in the 30s with the Cultural Marxist-—but Pope Pius the X warned of the “modernists” who were infiltrating the CC in 1907. Of course-—Satan has always targeted the CC since its inception.

Just read: Sex Education: the Final Plague-—written by someone who researched in depth Catholic curricula-—and listed dates and people-—who actually destroyed the content of Catholic curricula as early as the 50’s—with pagan/occult/atheism——embedded to “flip” worldview. Basically the ideas of the Socialist John Dewey (godless pragmatism) to quit transmitting Classical ideology and Virtue. Let children decide “Good and Evil” and “learn” by experience.

I sent five kids to Catholic schools-—I am a product of Catholic education-—and the watering down of curricula was obvious to me when I saw what books my children were using. I didn’t understand WHY they had such low expectations for my children compared to when I was young-—just public school texts which is embedded with Wundtian (godless/Marxist) psychology-—to warp “thinking”——concerned with “Feelings”-—no God-proven Truths.

Teaching “tolerance” as a Virtue—done in Catholic Schools now like in the public schools-—replacing the Cardinal Virtues and the Theological Virtues that Catholics can’t even recognize now they are so ignorant.

Tolerating Evil, It is evil-—as Bonhoeffer so eloquently stated-—and GK Chesterton (Catholic Apologetic)——who stated: Tolerance is the Virtue of a man without Convictions.

11 posted on 12/23/2013 7:57:59 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: marshmallow

You know.... If the Good Lord above intended for humankind to be this way; he would have made humankind this way; but he didn’t. Just saying.

12 posted on 12/23/2013 8:10:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: marshmallow

I’m not a Catholic. But I’m disheartened and saddened that the Catholic Church would have anything to do with Common Core.

Will Catholic schools now go the way of government schools? What will be the difference in ten years?

13 posted on 12/23/2013 8:14:57 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: marshmallow

Wow. What hypocrisy. Catholics using Common Core. Anything to keep that federal money flowing, I guess!! So sad!

14 posted on 12/23/2013 8:17:20 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: reg45

To flip worldview from the Christian concept to the Satanic version. Whatever children see and “hear”-—when it is glorified by culture-—becomes normal/fine-—ESPECIALLY if it is presented BEFORE the age of REASON.

It is important to corrupt the “thinking’ of children (they don’t really “think” prior to the age of Reason). Emotions control them—they are irrational. That is why they need parenting.

To embed ideas-—so they are combined with “emotions”-—”nice feelings” when they see kids who are actually orphans-—unlike when we were young and felt sad for kids who didn’t have a loving mother and father and knew that it is sad for children to not have God’s Design of the family. This normalizes evil-—the destroying of God’s Design-—intentionally by people choosing to destroy Biological connections of children-—deprive them of their biological parents ON PURPOSE. Very evil.

Culture affects attitudes-—why the vulgar toxic culture of the Weimar Republic produced the homosexual Brownshirts/Nazi party and the effete, immature Hitler Youth. It is nothing but operant conditioning-—to make children “feel” good about an evil concept-—so Reason will be eliminated when they grow up-—they “know” by “feeling”. (Emotions rule over Reason—man is irrational when adult——exactly like Marxists who are simply brainwashed ideologues who can’t use Reason and see Truth/Facts. Like the Piers Morgan type. It is why Marxists seem mentally ill when you “talk” with them. They don’t “think”-—they “feel” what is right and Truth never matters.

Ideas put into the minds of young children become normalized. It also pits them against Christian parents-—makes them see their parents as backward—bigots-—since the peers and “teacher” are replacing the importance of the family and their ideas will conflict with Catholic morality.

15 posted on 12/23/2013 8:17:28 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

You’re right on target Susie!

Today, somewhere on the website is an article about a ‘Catholic’ school that had books about homosexual families and their ‘children.’

The parents of the children found the books and after complaining the school removed them. The books should never have been purchased to indoctrinate the small skulls full of mush in the first place.

Like Notre Dame and Georgetown, there is very little education that passes for Roman Catholic to be found anywhere!

16 posted on 12/23/2013 8:27:08 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: marshmallow; Salvation
I'm heading up a group against Common Core in my parish. Here's some of the info we've been looking through:

Common Core Information Links Prominent Catholic scholars --- 132 of them at last count ---co-signed a letter which was delivered to every bishop in the United States, expressing grave concern about Common Core as a threat the Catholic identity of parochial schools, and the Judeo-Christian values which are at the root of Western Civilization’s culture and heritage:

“Common Core Debate Intensifies Among Catholic Educators” (Nat. Cath. Register)

Two groups in Nashville have lead the charge against Common Core either because they are concerned about its questionable (secular) educational standards, or its overall threat to Religious and Constitutional liberties: TN Against Common Core. (Karen Bracken) and TN Eagle Forum (Bobbie Patray). On a national level, the whistle-blowers are Heritage Foundation and CATO Institute.

The ObamaCare of Education: “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it”?

TN agreed to accept Common Core Standards in January 2010 before they even had a draft (March 2010), let alone the Final version (June 2010). Here is Common Core Public License -notice protected by copyright. These cannot be altered in any way

Attachment Above- TNFirst to the Top Executive Summary. Notice that the Standards mentioned are Common Core Standards. This Law was signed on January 18, 2010. The Common Core Standards did not come out for approval until June 2010. How did our State Legislature know what they were in January 2010?? How did the State Board of Education know what they were? In addition at the top of page 3, it talks about our State Longitudinal Data System and other areas it can pull from. What will stop them from incorporating more data points, collecting more personal and family information about students and their families, without their parents’ knowledge or consent?


There are plenty of secular reasons why Common Core standards reflect, not “deeper learning” and “state of the art learning strategies” as they claim, but muddled, experimental methodologies, and goals hovering dubiously at the lowest common denominator.







(U.S. Dept of Education--- Look and Read pg. 44!!)

Attachment Above I included of Data Tracking from National Education Data Model (NEDM) we are told will be the eventual model in schools. Multiple algorithms with personal information.

NATIONAL SEXUALITY EDUCATION STANDARDS: Look at bottom of pg. 6 and you will see Common Core State Standards involvement. If you look at who was involved in their makeup, you see Planned Parenthood everywhere.


It is important to know that here in Tennessee, the TN DEPT OF EDUCATION received 3.6 million dollars from Gates, SCORE- Bill Frist/ Jamie Woodson Organization received 1.8 million dollars, and the Fordham Institute was given 6.7 million from Gates and asked to grade Common Core. National PTA received 1 million dollars and Chamber of Commerce has received from Gates to promote Common Core. It is hard to stay objective when you are getting money to promote. Remember Gates spent millions to create Common Core w/ Feds, Partner w/ Pearson who own the Educational Textbooks, and gave 30 million dollars to David Coleman to align SAT w/ Common Core Standards. I included a few articles below.


2 SHORT VIDEOS by the architects and planners of Common Core:

David Coleman, president of the College Board and creator of the Common Core State Standards, talks to data analysts in a conference in Boston on May 31, 2013. Coleman wrote Common Core Standards and is now at SAT aligning the College Admissions Testing.

Linda Darling Hammond (who was Obama's first choice for Education Secretary and an associate of William Ayers, now acclaimed “education expert”, formerly “Weather Underground” terrorist bomber. Hamond was very influential in Common Core Standards and is in charge of one of the 2 National Tests. She is at Smarter Balance, where TN choose to go with the PARCC Tests. This video will show you the mindset of the push for standards.

17 posted on 12/23/2013 8:29:29 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Stand fast and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.")
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To: Michigander222

Our kids are in Catholic School and they do have SOME of the Common Core to keep with the state standards for high school...but they ‘discard’ the rest, especially the backwards math and marxist reading.

18 posted on 12/23/2013 8:36:03 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: upchuck

Read “Sex Education: the Final Plague”. It documents the infiltration-—who/when—and the curricula—to destroy Catholic formation of the children. Why in the H*LL do you think the majority of Catholics are so ignorant, they voted that Satanic evil thing in the White House-—twice!!!!! And allowed the evil Ted Kennedy to rule them for decades and Pelosi. Outright Satanists glorified by “Bishops” even. No Truth allowed in the CC anymore??????

Only by dumbing down the kids and blurring Truth and Good and Evil-—which the curricula—did and does—always following the lead of the public schools. Money of the billionaires was poored into the coffers to “change” the curricula—and infect the minds of young Catholics and corrupt them with Sex Education even in the 50’s-—a cultural Marxist (Lukacs) invention to warp and destroy the moral foundation of children and ruin normal sexual identity formation which requires Awe and Mystery for dignity of man—and elevation above animal acts. Lukacs sex ed curricula destroyed Hungary in the early 1900s. Then “Sex Ed” moved to the USA with the Marcuse’s of the world to destroy our children. Virtue is necessary for a Free Republic. (Socrates) Destroying Virtue is the easiest way to collapse culture in one generation. Media and schools both work together since 1970 to actually destroy Virtue—just like the Weimar Republic did in Germany.

Morality can’t exist in sex education, since it destroys what makes sex moral (intimacy/privacy). Sex Ed makes sex a group thing, which is presented to immature people (at a developmental phase by nature when they naturally hate differences and prefer the “same” (latency period),

Kids can’t understand the profound emotions and mystery and awe is stripped from the topic-—which is REQUIRED for normal sexual identity formation—for formation of that idea there is dignity in the bodies of men and women-—which require modesty/privacy.

Since universal sex ed in the public schools-—1970-—Virtue in the children has been destroyed to a great degree....all vice is now normalized-—and common. Prior to sex ed, non virtuous people were shamed and so the acts weren’t widely emulated. Cheating, stealing, killing, indescretions, fornication, out of wedlock births—once rare and odd and shocking-—now is common and expected.

Sex Ed was put into schools in the 40s but it was very subtle because parents would have objected. (Common Sense existed then). The warping of those children with Freud and Wundt (Kinsey/Hugh Hefner morality) caused the sexual revolution in the 60’s.) The 70s became an earnest destruction of Christian Ethics-—with Archie Bunker protrated 24/7 as a bigot/hater/Christian. Children thought “Meathead” was kind and good and the “true” Christian. Operant conditioning.

Parents need to CONTROL and be aware of ALL of the ideas that their children consume. It used to be easy—you could trust most parents/teachers to instill your Christian values-—until the 60s-—but now it is almost impossible to prevent some perverted stranger to have access to the formation of your child’s “Thinking”. The internet/movies makes it possible for the sickest Marquis de Sade ideas to get to young children which will warp their perceptions of self and others and their parents and affect their worldview.

Catholic Education was totally corrupted after Vatican II by Marxists/homosexuals who Bella Dodd writes about—they invaded the seminaries in the 30’s and 40s to destroy it from within-—she was an ex-communist who was baptized by Fulton Sheen and then murdered after her book was published.

Fr. Oko wrote on the infiltration last year at the request of the pope. There is a war inside the Vatican (God v. Satan)-—about the homomafia who controls a lot of the policies, etc. including “Catholic” education...and who are under orders to destroy the CC from within-—chasing out the moral and good priests. Vice breeds Vice only.

19 posted on 12/23/2013 8:56:44 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: IbJensen

I know-—my son went to Notre Dame and one to Boston College. You can imagine my outrage with their “Vagina Monologues” promotion and that invitation to the Satanic abortionist.

Catholic education used to be about promoting the Truth and saving Souls-—never about blurring the Truth and seducing children to Satanism.

20 posted on 12/23/2013 8:59:01 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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