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Indianapolis archdiocese: Government can’t interfere in Catholic schools' mission

Catholic schools must be free to uphold the Church’s teachings, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said after a federal... Read more

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LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be... Read more

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Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending

Following its bankruptcy filing last year, the Diocese of Buffalo, New York has cut spending on some its Catholic schools.  Read more

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Arlington diocese seeks 150 new teachers as Catholic school wait list grows

Catholic schools in Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington are open for in-person instruction, and finding demand to be so high that... Read more

Bishops call for renewed emphasis on faith as Australia marks 200 years of Catholic education

Australia‘s Catholic bishops marked the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in the country this week, calling for continued renewal of... Read more

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Open for learning: How Boston Catholic schools kept their students safe

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic, the... Read more

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After major donation, Missouri Catholic school teachers, staff to get bonus

Catholic school teachers and other school employees of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri will get a bonus, thanks to... Read more

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Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years

Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a... Read more

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Michigan bishops welcome court decision favoring funds for private schools

The Michigan Catholic Conference is pleased with a recent state Supreme Court decision that requires a lower court to review... Read more

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del.

Religious schools must accept 'gender identity', LGBT activists tell Biden

A leading LGBT activist group is calling for the Biden administration to tighten accreditation regulations of religious schools and enforce... Read more

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NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing... Read more

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Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage... Read more

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Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more

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Named for Father Michael McGivney, Catholic high school eager to celebrate beatification

The upcoming beatification of American priest Father Michael McGivney is a time for celebration and reflection for southern Illinois’ Father... Read more

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Bishops in Kerala on hunger strike for Catholic education

Several bishops in Kerala held a day-long hunger strike Tuesday to protest the state government’s withholding of funds from Catholic... Read more

Diocese asks governor to allow its schools in parts of Brooklyn, Queens to open

Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas... Read more

Damage in downtown Beirut following an explosion at the city's port, Aug. 6, 2020.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast

On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons... Read more

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US bishops blast exclusion of Catholic schools in coronavirus aid bill

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes support for children and... Read more

Catholic schools take home 40 National Blue Ribbon awards

Catholic schools received 80% of the 2020 National Blue Ribbon awards issued to private schools this year by the Department... Read more

In New York, Catholic school teachers file labor complaint over COVID reopening plans

Teachers from schools in the Archdiocese of New York have filed a labor complaint, saying they were not properly involved... Read more