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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

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National data shows U.S. students still ‘stalled’ after pandemic

Jul 12, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The NWEA noted that the decline was sharper than what was observed in 2021-2022. Read more

The exterior of Georgetown University's School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Catholic higher ed still open to all, bishops say after Supreme Court blocks affirmative action

Jul 10, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“It is our hope that our Catholic institutions of higher learning will continue to find ways to make education possible... Read more

Ashley Banks and her son Jakori (left) and Janyla (right) at MiraVia on Dec. 12, 2019.

MiraVia maternity home brings hope and life to pregnant students in North Carolina

May 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The MiraVia maternity home on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has helped more 60 pregnant and... Read more

A drag performer dresses up as a Catholic religious sister and dances provocatively on stage while wearing a gay pride flag.

Students protesting annual drag show at Catholic university threatened with violence

May 19, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A group of students protesting an annual drag show at Loyola University Chicago said a group of counterprotesters destroyed their... Read more

A group of third- to eighth-grade boys at St. Michael’s School in Fall River, Massachusetts, takes part in a putting competition in their after-school Young Men’s Club in 2023.

Golf, manners, and a firm handshake: This Catholic school is teaching boys how to be gentlemen

Apr 11, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Boys at St. Michael’s School in Fall River, Massachusetts, are learning more than the fine points of putting in the... Read more

Abbot Placid Solari, 70, chancellor of Belmont Abbey Catholic College in Belmont, North Carolina.

A monk’s radical proposal for college today: ‘We’re convinced there is objective truth to be learned’ 

Apr 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

To Abbot Placid Solari, a Benedictine monk who serves as Belmont Abbey’s chancellor, the Catholic faith and college naturally go... Read more


After Michigan Supreme Court redefines ‘sex,’ Catholic school lawsuit warns of broad impact

Dec 30, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

In July, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity were protected categories under a 1976 Michigan... Read more

Catholic school teachers and students. Courtesy: School Sisters of Christ the King

Catholic schools are booming — new EWTN poll sheds light on possible reasons

Oct 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Zelda Caldwell

Catholic voters expressed dissatisfaction with several aspects of public education, which may help explain why Catholic school enrollment is increasing... Read more

Applications are open for the new scholarship program established by the Bellarmine Fund.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Robert Bellarmine: scholarships for scholars

A new scholarship program aims to support future members of the workforce with an “authentically Catholic” education. Read more

Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis and Catholic Healthcare International founder and President Jere D. Palazzolo sign a Collaborative Affiliation Agreement Sept. 8, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, beginning the process of establishing an independent medical school on the Benedictine campus, as CHI board member Fr. Timothy Nelson, MD, looks on.

Catholic medical school named for Padre Pio planned at Benedictine College

Sep 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, has signed a collaboration agreement to host a proposed medical school that aims to train... Read more

Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Becket.

Indiana Supreme Court backs archdiocese in religious freedom case

Aug 31, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday upholding the dismissal of a Catholic school teacher who had contracted a same-sex marriage. Read more


Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Take this catechesis quiz

Aug 26, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The National Catholic Register reported this month that one Catholic school’s decision to begin every day with Mass has transformed... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic schools should not be Christian in name only

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Read more


Catholic education expert decries drag show at Saint Joseph's University

Apr 28, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

How does a drag show fit the mission of a Catholic university? That is what a Catholic education expert asked... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Funding for poor Los Angeles Catholic schools in limbo as judge nixes lawsuit

Apr 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite a State of California report saying that the Los Angeles Unified School District wrongly withheld federal funding from Catholic... Read more

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City.

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

Bishop Marcus Stock, Nadhim Zahawi, and Paul Barber at CES event, Feb. 23, 2022.

British education secretary praises Catholic schools for 175 years of service

Mar 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The British secretary for education recently praised Catholic schools on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the founding of... Read more