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Canada Supreme Court: Catholic schools have right to teach Church views

Mar 20, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Catholic schools in Quebec must be allowed to teach from a Catholic viewpoint during a state-mandated religion and ethics class.

Catholics supporting Archbishop Cordileone on school identity feel silenced, pressured

Mar 12, 2015 - 05:05 pm .- Amid a PR campaign and protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s attempt to clarify Catholic teaching in the San Francisco schools, those who support the archbishop say their voices are not being heard.  

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

Feb 27, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon.

Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are meant to help Catholic educators understand the richness and coherence of Church teaching – and follow it.

Voucher backers to Colorado high court: don't exclude religious schools

Dec 14, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs has joined several other Christian schools and organizations in a legal brief to support a county voucher program, saying the Colorado Supreme Court should not exclude schools that are “too religious.”

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Dec 10, 2014 - 07:10 pm .- The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal an exemption that had been in place for decades.

Minority presence in Catholic schools is a win-win, bishops say

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- Stressing the value of Catholic schools, leaders of the U.S. bishops called for greater outreach to underserved communities, to help them benefit from a faith-based education.  

New York Catholics angered over financial hit to students

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools.

Catholic high school's first graduates celebrate in Rome

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The first graduating class of the U.S.-based John Paul II Catholic High School celebrated by making a pilgrimage to Rome – a trip the students wanted and planned themselves.

Furor over Ohio school contracts dismissed as overblown

May 29, 2014 - 04:06 am .- The Archdiocese of Cincinnati says criticism of its updated school contracts for teachers amounts to hype from third parties, noting that teachers themselves have been largely pleased and receptive.

Priest lauds Catholic class offerings at largest state school

Mar 13, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Arizona State University's partnership with a Catholic college providing theology courses to students won praise from scholar Father Robert Spitzer as “an experiment in the logic of complementarity.”

Student-led project gives breakfast to 1,500 at homeless shelters

Mar 2, 2014 - 04:00 pm .- Students at St. Peter’s School in Washington, D.C., led a recent project to assemble 1,500 bagged breakfasts for those seeking refuge from the cold in homeless shelters around the city.

Rural school embraces classical education, Catholic identity

Feb 4, 2014 - 04:19 am .- A Catholic grade school on Colorado's eastern plains is working to adopt a classical curriculum, in the hopes of revitalizing the school community and providing a well-rounded formation for its students.

Rep. Lipinski recognizes Catholic Schools Week with resolution

Feb 2, 2014 - 02:43 pm .- In honor of Catholic Schools Week, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (D- Ill.) introduced a House resolution commending Catholic schools for their work and contributions to society.

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:46 am .- Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for the school to explain Church teaching and defend the faith.

Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

Jan 15, 2014 - 04:10 am .- A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual unions will not be implemented.

Vatican encourages renewed missionary zeal in Catholic schools

Dec 26, 2013 - 08:02 am .- A recently released Vatican document is calling for a fresh commitment to Catholic identity within what it calls an increasingly secularized educational system.

Neb. priest, students engage in Latin through conversation

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Father Joseph Faulkner, a priest of the Lincoln diocese, is teaching Latin to his high school students by actually speaking to them in Latin and “throwing them in a little bit above their heads.”

New Orleans schools adjust schedules to keep Sunday sacred

Sep 29, 2013 - 06:52 am .- A new policy for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans aims to reclaim Sunday as a day focused on faith and family rather than sports matches and social events.  

Despite remaining challenges, DC Catholic schools improved

Sep 17, 2013 - 05:45 pm .- A new report on Catholic education in the Washington archdiocese shows significant gains, particularly in funding, in recent years, though local Catholic schools still face challenges.

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