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An illustration of Saint Junipero Serra.

Petition seeks to return St. Junipero Serra statue to ‘place of honor’ at Catholic university

Nov 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A statue of Saint Junipero Serra must return to the Loyola Marymount University campus, an alumni group has said in... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Guernsey scraps proposal for discrimination law that could have led to Catholic schools' closure

Nov 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools in Guernsey will be permitted to appoint only Catholics as head teachers following a vote on Nov. 3... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn, New York City, N.Y.

Catholic school in Brooklyn diocese dismisses teacher who contracted same-sex marriage

Nov 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A music teacher at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Brooklyn was fired for violating a morality clause he... Read more

The flag of Canada.

Canadian bishops' charitable arm to end partnerships with groups in conflict with Catholic teaching

Mar 2, 2021

The Canadian bishops’ conference announced Thursday that after a review of organizations that receive project funding from their international development... Read more

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

Feb 18, 2021

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

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Nov 20, 2020

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

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala after a 2018 volcano eruption.

Catholic identity carefully guarded at CRS, bishop says

Nov 14, 2019

Adhering to Church teaching is a priority for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and policies are in place to ensure it... Read more

Kansas archdiocese responds after denying school admission to child of same sex-couple

Mar 8, 2019

A K-8 Catholic school in Kansas is defending its decision to deny admission to a kindergarten student who is the... Read more

California's first Catholic school sparks controversy by removing statues

Aug 29, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Parents are concerned after a California Catholic school has removed several religious statues from its campus in an effort to... Read more

Catholic schools pull gender identity play aimed at elementary students

May 10, 2017

A Catholic school district in southern Ontario has responded to complaints after its cancellation of a play about gender identity... Read more

Dome of the Texas State Capitol.

With united voice, thousands of Catholics visit Texas capitol

Apr 10, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas’ capitol in Austin, including  bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and... Read more

The seminary at Mount St. Mary's University.

More allegations emerge as Mount St. Mary's controversy boils

Feb 11, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Amid uproar over comparing struggling students to bunnies that should be drowned or shot, Mount St. Mary’s University president is... Read more

Pope's representative to US stresses Catholic identity in schools

Nov 18, 2015

Catholic schools can embrace their identity through familiarity with Christ, devotion to the Virgin Mary and a commitment to Christian... Read more

A newly married couple receive Communion at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 14, 2014.

Archdiocese: news reports distorted Newark archbishop's efforts to guide priests

Oct 17, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

A memo from the Archbishop of Newark to his priests on the reception of the Eucharist aimed to provide guidance... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone thankful for San Francisco teacher contract agreement

Aug 23, 2015

Efforts to promote Catholic culture in the San Francisco archdiocese’s high schools and to agree on a contract acceptable for... Read more

DC Cardinal: Christ didn't change his words, and neither should the Church

May 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in... Read more

The Brompton Oratory in London, with which the London Oratory School is associated.

London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity

Mar 26, 2015

A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Catholics supporting Archbishop Cordileone on school identity feel silenced, pressured

Mar 12, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid a PR campaign and protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s attempt to clarify Catholic teaching in the San Francisco schools,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica on June 8, 2014.

The Church is about Christ – not an NGO, Pope tells Swiss bishops

Dec 2, 2014

In an address to the Swiss bishops on Monday, Pope Francis urged them maintain a lively faith, lest their country’s... Read more

Authors of new almanac hope to save America's Catholic heritage

Oct 8, 2014

By Kate Veik

“Is the Catholic Church good for America?” That was the question recently posed to Americans on the streets of major... Read more