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Pennsylvania Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Pa. Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Jun 9, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reverse state authorities’ decisions that the conference says... Read more

Why this Spokane Catholic school is going classical

Jun 3, 2020

St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane, Washingon adds its name to a growing list of Catholic schools across the country... Read more

Pennsylvania bishops urge governor not to divert emergency funds from private schools

May 20, 2020

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is urging Governor Tom Wolf not to divert federal emergency funds, appropriated to help K-12 schools... Read more

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Irish commission: Catholic school discriminated against atheist student

May 4, 2020

The Republic of Ireland’s Workplace Relations Commission has decided that an atheist child was discriminated against by his Catholic school... Read more

How Catholic schools scrambled to meet technology needs for distance learning

Apr 17, 2020

By Mary Farrow

It has been one month since most schools across the US closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

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Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed

Feb 14, 2020

Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination... Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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