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Students from the Diocese of Gary Catholic Schools.

Nonprofit announces largest single investment in Catholic school education history

Jun 15, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation will be donating $150 million to the Big Shoulders Fund to invest the... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop warns of religious freedom erosion in Australia, calls for ‘saints for our time’

Jun 10, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher raised the alarm over Australia’s incremental erosion of religious freedom and called for committed action. Read more

San Damiano College for the Trades, which is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class in the fall of 2025, is geared toward young men and will be located on the former Springfield, Illinois, campus of the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross.

A new player in post-secondary Catholic education: San Damiano College for the Trades

May 29, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The new college, which is currently accepting applications for its fall 2025 inaugural class, is geared toward young men. Read more

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey walks across the campus of St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts, on April 9, 2024.

Pro-lifers dismayed at Massachusetts pro-abortion governor’s appearances at Catholic school events

Apr 23, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Pro-lifers are raising a ruckus over two recent appearances at Catholic education events by the pro-abortion governor of Massachusetts. Read more

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey held a news conference to sign school choice legislation on March 7, 2024, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Legislative update: The 5 states taking up private school choice bills in 2024

Mar 25, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

More than 13.7% of Catholic school students nationwide use school choice program funding to help with tuition, according to the... Read more


U.S. Catholic school report highlights steady enrollment, school choice

Mar 21, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The National Catholic Educational Association reported that enrollment remained steady with a 0.0% change in enrollment. Read more

Dr. Charles P. Nemeth, director of the Center for Criminal Justice, Law, & Ethics engaging with students at Franciscan University of Steubenville

New criminal justice program in Steubenville ‘rooted in the Catholic tradition’

Mar 7, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Franciscan University of Steubenville, founded in 1946, announced the launch of the program in a press release last month. Read more

St. Peter Catholic, a career and technical high school in Houston.

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

Feb 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest... Read more

Students on the Annapolis Chesterton Academy soccer team.

Can ‘Catholic joy’ save society? This growing network of Catholic schools says ‘yes’ 

Feb 2, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The first Chesterton Academy was founded in 2008 with a commitment to being “Catholic, classical, and affordable.” Read more

Cardinal Christophe Pierre speaks during an educational event at St. Petersburg Catholic High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 24, 2024. The event included a panel discussion on “The Risk of Education” by Father Luigi Giussani. The event was sponsored by the Tampa Bay Communion and Liberation community.

Pope’s ambassador to U.S. moderates education forum in Florida

Jan 26, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, was in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wednesday to draw attention to... Read more


A founder with a vision: Tech-based Catholic university in Los Angeles to open this fall

Jan 23, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Catholic Polytechnic University (CPU) in Los Angeles announced that it will welcome its first inaugural class of students in... Read more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson pictured with two students at Good Shepherd School in New Orleans, where she announced her decision to give a large donation to fund the opening of a second school in December 2023.

‘Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive’: New Orleans Saints owner funds new Catholic school

Jan 7, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Gayle Benson concluded her monthly giving in December with a large donation to Good Shepherd School, which serves inner-city children... Read more

Portiuncula chapel on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Catholic higher ed in 2023: 3 universities that thrived, 1 that decided to close its doors

Dec 29, 2023

By Kate Quiñones

CNA took a closer look at three Catholic universities that experienced impressive growth in 2023 and one that will be... Read more


Catholic Distance University renamed Catholic International University, plans expansion

Nov 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The name change is meant “to adjust to the new technologies and the reality of our university that is going... Read more


As home schooling soars in U.S., Catholic schools struggle to recover from pandemic

Nov 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

According to the latest data, more children are being home-schooled in the U.S. than attend Catholic schools. Read more


Oklahoma Supreme Court says superintendent can’t intervene in Catholic charter school suit

Nov 16, 2023

By Daniel Payne

State Attorney General Gentner Drummond filed a lawsuit last month against the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. Read more

Options Students Mia Butler and Veronica Caravan with their peer mentors at an end-of-year celebration.

Special education program focuses on ‘inclusive, student-centered, Catholic education’

Nov 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Options Program is a special education program in all four high schools in the Diocese of Arlington that serves... Read more


Oklahoma board approves Catholic charter school contract

Oct 10, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma said it was “excited to be one step closer to providing new education opportunities for families... Read more


As a new school year begins, Catholic groups draw battle lines in culture war

Sep 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Several Catholic organizations and activist efforts are working to push back on the extreme ideologies in much of public schooling. Read more

Incoming students at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, are required to take a three-week wilderness trek that challenges them both body and soul.

Bach on a mountain: Wilderness experience informs faith at Wyoming Catholic College

Jul 16, 2023

By Martin Barillas

Students at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, begin their academic careers with a long mountain trek that challenges them... Read more