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

Catholic school enrollment numbers rebounding in some of the largest dioceses, and the US overall

Feb 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

After a difficult 2020-2021 year for many Catholic schools, enrollment numbers are rebounding nationwide, according to data from the National... Read more

Members of Lions for Life at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Centennial, Colo.

Meet Catholic school students who pray the rosary for the unborn

Feb 3, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Seventh graders CeCe and Abby start off each month by waking up early to say the rosary with their fellow... Read more

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Catholic Schools Week 2022: Here's what you need to know

Jan 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic schools have dramatically impacted the life of the U.S., beginning with that started by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Catholic... Read more

The Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame, one of the 16 colleges named in a lawsuit accusing them of illegally conspiring to reduce financial aid.

Lawsuit alleges Notre Dame, Georgetown among universities rigging financial aid

Jan 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University are among 16 elite private universities and colleges facing a federal lawsuit... Read more

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After pro-abortion rights essay draws ire, Jesuit high school retracts student magazine issue

Jan 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Leadership at a Denver-area Catholic high school retracted an entire issue of a quarterly student magazine after a student’s “deeply... Read more

Staff of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland

Pope Francis commends university in Poland for six centuries of Catholic education

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged the students at the university to live out its motto: “Go and make disciples.” Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Monks bow out of Illinois Catholic school after controversy over coach in same-sex union

Jan 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

After a Chicago-area Catholic high school bowed to protests and hired a lacrosse coach in a same-sex marriage, the Benedictine... Read more

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Religious leaders warn Build Back Better threatens faith-based child care, education

Dec 6, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Two U.S. Catholic bishops signed a letter with other religious leaders expressing concern that the child care and universal pre-kindergarten... 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

Participants in the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education's Catholic Educator Formation and Credential Program at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Denver.

For Catholic school teachers, new credential program promises formation in faith and reason

Oct 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic schools’ unique goals and qualities are the focus of a new program that aims to provide teachers with the... Read more

Blessed Carlo Acutis, left, and Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia.

Catholic school named for Blessed Carlo Acutis will have ‘the Eucharist at its heart’

Sep 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

It will be the first K-12 Catholic school named after the young blessed. Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Catholic school in Illinois hires coach in same-sex marriage, reversing earlier decision

Sep 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic school in suburban Chicago this week reversed a previous decision not to hire a coach who is civilly... Read more

Pastor of St. Augustine's, Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. (right) and admissions director Paula O'Dea (left) hand Abby Aguedelo her diploma on graduation day.

‘A willingness to start with ‘yes’’: How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome

Sep 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Tears flowed down the faces of Abigail “Abby” Agudelo’s classmates, as earlier this year she became the first student with... Read more

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Diocese of Cleveland, Notre Dame partner to boost Catholic schools

Aug 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The diocese of Cleveland announced this week that it will partner with the University of Notre Dame to reinvigorate two... Read more

Detail from the cover of Amy Cattapan's "Sweet Jesus, is it June Yet?"

Amy J. Cattapan looks to wisdom of the Gospels to combat teacher burnout in new book

Aug 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Amy J. Cattapan is entering her 26th year of teaching this year. In her book Sweet Jesus, Is It June... Read more

Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Catholic school students required to wear masks

Aug 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic school students in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be required to wear masks indoors for at least the... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore speaks at the grand opening and blessing ceremony of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore, Md., Aug 6, 2021.

New Catholic school in Baltimore holds blessing ceremony

Aug 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over half a century celebrated its grand opening on Friday. Read more

St. Augustine diocese reverses mask mandate at Catholic schools

Aug 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Masks will now be optional at Catholic schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine this upcoming school year, as the... Read more

Major donations mean 'tremendous impact' for Catholic school students in western Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

An anonymous donor and new partners will help continue millions of dollars in funding for a tuition aid program for... Read more