Gaudete: celebrating welcoming parishes, schools and communities

Christian Brothers High School

Memphis, Tenn.

David Palmieri / August 10, 2022

Christian Brothers High School is an all-boys school serving grades nine through 12. Founded in the Lasallian tradition in 1871, the school retains its mission to make sure “every student is seen, supported, and prepared to make meaningful contributions to the world.”

Respect for all persons and building inclusive communities are core principles of Lasallian education. At Christian Brothers High School, LGBTQ students are supported by a group named ALLIES.

This group, with about 20 participants, meets monthly in a classroom to discuss topics that the students choose to explore, such as gentrification, racism, sexual identity, mental health and religion. ALLIES is a club where “opinions and feelings can be shared without hesitation to connect, understand, and appreciate each other’s human differences.” 

David Palmieri

David Palmieri, a contributing writer for Outreach, teaches theology at a Catholic high school. He is a D.Min. candidate at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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