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Bishops applaud school choice as Pence visits Catholic school

Feb 6, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised a Trump administration plan to expand school choice Wednesday, as Vice President Mike Pence paid... Read more

A St. Joseph's student dances in a pow wow. Courtesy of St. Joseph's Indian School.

This unique Catholic school has served Native American students since 1927

Jan 30, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In central South Dakota, along the northern jog of the Missouri River in what one might call “the middle of... Read more

Former NFL player and Unity School co-founder Matt Birk.

High school founded by former NFL star aims to make virtuous students

Dec 31, 2019

By Perry West

Not everyone who goes to high school will go to college, the founders of a new Minnesota high school say,... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 31, 2018.

University should not be for the privileged few, Pope Francis says in Japan

Nov 25, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a Jesuit university in Tokyo on Tuesday, Pope Francis said a quality university education should not be something out... Read more

Construction begins on Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over 50 years

Oct 24, 2019

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and other leaders from the city broke ground on October 23 for the first new... Read more

Professor Tracey Rowland, St John Paul II Chair in Theology at the University of Notre Dame (Australia).

Newman scholar critiques Catholic universities

Oct 15, 2019

Catholic universities should try to do more than run an assembly line of information for students who never learn to... Read more

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Christian think tank warns of flaws in Australian religious discrimination bill

Oct 1, 2019

Freedom for Faith, a Christian legal think tank, expressed concerns last week over unintended consequences of the Australian government's religious... Read more

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Analysis: Does a Vatican decision on Brebeuf Jesuit undermine Archbishop Thompson?

Sep 24, 2019

By JD Flynn

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis announced this week that the Vatican has suspended a decree that prohibits the school... Read more

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The important legacy of the US' sole Catholic historically black university

Sep 22, 2019

By Mary Farrow

This week the country marked National HBCU Week to recognize the accomplishments of historically black colleges and universities throughout the... Read more

Scottish Church says Catholics schools don't cause violence

Sep 19, 2019

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schools in the country are a... Read more

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Lawyers' group hesitant about Australia's religious discrimination bill

Sep 4, 2019

The president of the Law Council of Australia signalled dissatisfaction with the government's religious discrimination bill Wednesday. Among his concerns... Read more

Harry Potter.

A Catholic school removed Harry Potter from the library. Should Catholics read the books?

Sep 3, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic elementary school in Nashville has banned the seven books of the Harry Potter series due to concerns the... Read more

Parliament House, Canberra.

Australians debate merits of religious discrimination bill

Jul 10, 2019

The religious discrimination bill proposed by Australia's coalition government is being well received generally, though some conservative members of parliament... Read more

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Australian government proposes religious discrimination bill

Jul 6, 2019

Australia's coalition government has proposed the introduction of legislation that would make it unlawful to discriminate against people on the... Read more

How 'Hosanna-Tabor' is shaping employment at Catholic schools

Jun 30, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

In the wake of recent controversies over teacher hiring, and firing, at religious schools, CNA spoke with professor Rick Garnett... Read more

Georgetown Visitation high school.

After alumni organize advocacy, Georgetown Visitation will recognize alumnae same-sex legal unions

May 14, 2019

By Ed Condon

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC, is run by the Salesian Sisters of the Order of the Visitation of... Read more

Catholic schools should affirm the person, not gender ideology, scholars advise

Apr 11, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Amid questions at some Catholic schools about how to approach problems related to LGBT identity, philosophy professors told CNA that... Read more

Catholic schools in Ireland concerned by proposal to remove Church's patronage

Apr 2, 2019

Parents and Catholic schools near Dublin have expressed their opposition to a Department of Education plan to divest a school... Read more

Brother Peter Tabichi, a mathematics and physics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

Franciscan friar from Kenya wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

Mar 25, 2019

Brother Peter Tabichi, OFM, who teaches science in Kenya, was recognized with the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.  Read more

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How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Mar 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville,... Read more