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Thai bishops stress Catholic identity, top academics in schools

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to reach international standards while fostering faith education.

Opponents charge Calif. abuse bill targets Catholic schools

Jun 12, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Critics say a proposed Calif. bill lifting the statute of limitations on some child sex abuse lawsuits threatens the Catholic Church and its schools, failing to allow suits for similar abuse in public schools.

Despite lawsuit, Ohio archdiocese keeps teacher morality clause

Jun 6, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Although the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $171,000 to a school teacher fired for undergoing artificial insemination, a spokesman says it has no intention to end morality requirements.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio has said that educators must respect Catholic teaching and morals.  

Mock conclave teaches Catholic students about faith

Mar 7, 2013 - 04:08 am .- The principal at a Virginia Catholic grade school said he hopes an elaborate mock conclave recently held by students and staff will help enrich the school’s efforts to teach the Catholic faith.

Kansas school stewardship model encourages vocations

Feb 1, 2013 - 04:01 am .- The stewardship model which funds Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita has blessed the local Church with numerous priestly and religious vocations, the diocesan superintendent of schools said.

Bishop praises Catholic schools for role in evangelizing

Jan 30, 2013 - 02:03 am .- In a statement commemorating Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg, Pa., lauded Catholic schools for helping evangelize the nation.

Philadelphia archdiocese creates new Catholic high school system

Aug 21, 2012 - 09:17 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia unveiled a new school system this morning that will be run by an independent Catholic foundation and will serve the archdiocese's high schools and special education programs.

Arlington diocese seeks to strengthen teaching with fidelity oath

Jul 13, 2012 - 11:57 am .- The Diocese of Arlington hopes to strengthen teaching in Catholic schools and churches, by asking religious instructors to promise allegiance to the Church's teachings, even on controversial subjects.

Catholic schools will follow Ontario's gay-straight club requirement

Jun 7, 2012 - 04:10 am .- Catholic schools in the province of Ontario will abide by a law requiring them to allow “Gay-Straight Alliance” clubs, despite concerns about the loss of religious freedom.

Cleveland diocese stresses orthodoxy in new high school curriculum

Jun 6, 2012 - 04:14 am .- In response to concerns raised by teachers and clergy, the Diocese of Cleveland has revamped its high school religion curriculum for the upcoming year, with a focus on orthodoxy and moral clarity.

Ontario could impose Gay-Straight Alliances on Catholic schools

May 30, 2012 - 04:03 am .- The provincial government of Ontario is considering a proposal that would force Catholic schools to recognize Gay-Straight Alliances, causing Catholic leaders to say it risks threatening religious freedom and could allow clubs that undermine Church teaching.

Iowa diocese in talks with school over gay scholarship award

May 8, 2012 - 07:16 pm .- An Iowa Catholic school is being called to account for its role in a controversy involving a gay advocacy group's award, won by a student at a diocesan school with staff encouragement.

Archbishop Chaput discusses Catholic schools' future with students

Mar 9, 2012 - 01:49 am .- After some closings and mergers, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia met with students in an online and in-person forum to discuss the future of Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

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