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Does the new Vatican document on Catholic schools change anything?

Apr 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The recent Vatican instruction was in the works for years. Read more

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New Vatican instruction: Identity of Catholic schools to be respected by teachers, students

Mar 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Everyone has the obligation to recognize, respect, and bear witness to the Catholic identity of the school,’ the new document... Read more


Analysis: Vatican decision on Indianapolis could impact pending lawsuit, and Catholic identity in Catholic schools

Dec 21, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The outcome of a Vatican appeal involving same-sex civil marriage and the Catholic identity of an Indiana school could have... Read more

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Vatican congregation issues new norms for ecclesiastical institutions of higher education

Dec 10, 2020

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education issued Wednesday three new instructions on ecclesiastical institutions of higher education.   Read more

Vatican: Catholic schools facing 'dramatic situation' amid pandemic

Sep 10, 2020

Catholic educational institutions are facing a “dramatic situation” as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a Vatican dicastery said Thursday.  Read more

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Rome’s pontifical universities prepare to resume in-person classes

Jul 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Rome’s pontifical universities will again hold in-person classes for the upcoming academic year, as they make adjustments to operation during... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary of the Congregation for Catholic Education in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Feb. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis urges Catholic educators to teach inclusive integral ecology

Feb 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called for an educational revolution Thursday, telling the Congregation for Catholic Education that more effort needs to be... Read more

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Vatican office temporarily suspends sanctions against Indiana Jesuit school

Sep 23, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education has temporarily suspended a decree from the Archbishop of Indianapolis that revoked the Catholic... Read more

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Why do priests study philosophy?

Jul 26, 2019

Philosophy does not teach its students the Bible. It does not teach one how to minister to a congregation. It... Read more

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Vatican’s doctrinal office expected to release document on gender theory

Jun 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing a document which will address Church teaching and the anthropology of the human person... Read more

Catholic 'gender theory' document: clarity for a wounded, oversexed culture?

Jun 11, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic commentators have welcomed a Vatican document warning that gender theory is a cultural and ideological revolution that undermines both... Read more

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New Vatican document says gender theory is 'cultural and ideological revolution'

Jun 10, 2019

A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference,... Read more

Five keys to Catholic education, according to Cardinal Versaldi

Oct 18, 2017

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education “to respond... Read more

Pope Francis visits Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis sets up foundation to boost Catholic education

Oct 29, 2015

Observing the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's declaration on Christian education, Pope Francis on Wednesday established a foundation... Read more