DSHA moves away from Catholic Social Teaching

Since 1892, Divine Savior Holy Angels (DSHA) High School has served to provide girls in the Milwaukee area with a robust Catholic education. In recent years, parents have expressed concern that the school’s Catholic identity is under threat.

A group of over 200 concerned Divine Savior Holy Angels (DSHA) parents have worked with the school for over a year to try to defend the 130-year-old Milwaukee all-girls’ high school from the activist groups and the consultant the school hired in response to the unrest on campus caused by the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

DSHA claims the social justice work is aligned with Catholic Social Teaching (as taught by the academics at the Catholic university 10 miles from the DHSA campus), but Catholic parents disagree. Curriculum has been watered down and replaced with political activism. The campus environment has become divisive. Approximately 10 families withdrew their daughters from DSHA. Many families who stayed feel silenced due to the school’s new handbook policy that limits parents’ ability to raise concerns.

“DEI is Catholic Social Teaching”