What We Want
We are a group of parents, grandparents, and Omaha Catholic schools alumni, that loves our catholic schools and wants to ensure they remain a loving, inclusive, and Christ-centered learning environment for our precious children.
Background & Timeline
On August 2022, the Omaha Archdiocese released the Policy on Human Sexuality to be implemented across all 70 Omaha Archdiocesan Catholic Schools on January 1, 2023.
Policy Doc I
Policy Doc iI
Hundreds of Omaha Catholic School parents, alumni, grandparents, students, and parishioners expressed grave concerns regarding the effects that the policy would have on vulnerable youth, Catholic school families, our beloved communities of faith and the greater community of which we are a part.
As a result on August 31st 2022, the implementation of the initial policy was put on pause to incorporate feedback from the community.
On October 24, 2022 in an effort to better understand the process for incorporating feedback from the community, Catholic Families for Love sent a letter to Archbishop Lucas and Superintendent Kauffold. We requested a meeting in person to to facilitate the next steps in expanding the conversation on the proposed Human Sexuality policy. You can read the full letter by clicking below.
On October 31, 2022 Catholic Families for Love received a response from Superintendent Kauffold letting us know they are "not able to share details about the revision process as you are requesting," and we "will have access to the revised policy when the revision is finalized and released to the public."
You can read the full response by clicking below.
Policy Doc iI
On November 14, 2022 Catholic Families for Love sent another letter to Archbishop Lucas and Superintendent Kauffold. To express our dismay and again request an in-person meeting to begin a synodal, fruitful, civil, and respectful dialogue regarding the needs and concerns of our LGBTQIA+ students, family, friends, and neighbors. We have received no response.
On December 9, 2022 the Archdiocese of Omaha released the a revised Gender Policy for Schools to be implemented for the 2023-2024 school year at 52 elementary schools and 12 co-ed high schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha. You can find the cover letter from the Archbishop, the policy, and the FAQs released below.
Our immediate objective is ensuring that the policy re-development process includes:
Steps of the process are made public and enable healthy conversations around faith, sexuality and gender identity
With parents, educators, and students in the development of the children and adolescents in Omaha Catholic schools
By ensuring a safe place at the table for people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and all others who wish to have a voice in this process
care for the most vulnerable
By seeking input from multiple mental healthcare physicians and providers with experience and expertise in child psychology and gender issues
review of the research literature
As it pertains to the mental health and well-being of youth who identify as LGBTQIA+
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