Stand with Nativity School and show support for LGBTQI+ and Black Lives! Sign the petition today.

Nativity School of Worcester, MA, has been flying the Black Lives Matter and Pride banners along with the American Flag for over a year. However, on April 3, Bishop Robert McManus told the Jesuit school that these flags “deny our Catholic identity” and that they represent things “that stand in contract to consistent Catholic teaching.” 

Nativity is a Jesuit all-boys school that provides tuition-free education to about 60 mostly Black and Latinx children from low-income families. School leaders defend the flags as visible symbols that all are welcome and valued. 

We stand with Nativity School in Worcester in wanting our Church to proclaim that every person matters and belongs. Keep those symbols of welcome flying! 

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