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Dr. Tom Burnford.

Catholic schools are ‘instruments of the new evangelization,’ NCEA president says

Feb 2, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

Dr. Tom Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke to CNA’s Jonah McKeown during Catholic Schools... Read more

School Sisters of Christ the King.  Courtesy photo.

Holy habits: what school sisters bring to the classroom

Feb 2, 2018

By Mary Farrow

In Lincoln, Nebraska, you can tell the seasons by the habits of the School Sisters of Christ the King.  Read more

'Tiny Thomists': How one Catholic curriculum offers big ideas to little kids

Jan 30, 2018

By Perry West

A digital catechetical program for children as young as five aims to equip early learners with Thomistic principles that will... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Parents must be involved in child's education, Pope Francis says

Jan 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis said education is a family matter, and rather than contradicting one another, parents and teachers must... Read more

For most Americans, parochial school education outshines public schools

Aug 24, 2017

Parochial schools are better at their task than public schools, say respondents to a survey of Americans’ attitudes towards varieties... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation, Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley: 50 years after Land O'Lakes, Catholic education needs renewal

Jul 21, 2017

The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and... Read more

Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

Jul 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to hire a diocesan school... Read more

Catholic schools pull gender identity play aimed at elementary students

May 10, 2017

A Catholic school district in southern Ontario has responded to complaints after its cancellation of a play about gender identity... Read more

Catholic school room.

Canadian province to fight ruling booting students from Catholic schools

May 7, 2017

The Saskatchewan government has said it will seek a temporary exemption to block a judge’s ruling that could force up... Read more

Anthony Esolen. Courtesy of the National Catholic Register.

Anthony Esolen accepts post at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

May 4, 2017

Anthony Esolen, the prolific Catholic scholar and author known for his distinctly Catholic worldview and translation of Dante’s The Divine... Read more

New campaign highlights Catholic services in Michigan

Mar 23, 2017

A new television ad campaign launched by the Michigan Catholic Conference is featuring commercials that spotlight the hand of the... Read more

Siena Hall at Aquinas College. Courtesy of Aquinas College.

Aquinas College to downsize, shift focus to education

Mar 14, 2017

Aquinas College in Nashville announced last week that it will be restructuring to focus primarily on education degrees, and will... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Trump pushes education choices in visit to Florida Catholic school

Mar 3, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

President Donald Trump visited a Florida Catholic school on Friday, praising the Catholic education system and touting his support for... Read more

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR.

Architect of Steubenville's Catholic revival dies at 85

Jan 7, 2017

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, the former president and chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, passed away on the morning of... Read more

Classroom.

Can classical education save us from victimhood culture?

Dec 31, 2016

By Mary Farrow

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."  Read more

Students.

Catholic colleges to undocumented students: You're still welcome

Dec 6, 2016

More than 100 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities have reaffirmed their support for undocumented students in light of questions... Read more

Reading.

How a new classical academy is reaching out to millennial parents

Sep 18, 2016

Coming in 2017, families in Northern Colorado will have the option to send their children to a Catholic elementary school... Read more

College student in a classroom.

Denver-based Augustine Institute receives accreditation

Mar 2, 2016

The Augustine Institute, a Denver-based Catholic graduate school for the laity, has announced this week that the Commission on Accrediting... Read more

Bradley Hall at Mount St. Mary's University.

Amid firestorm of publicity, Mount St. Mary's president resigns

Mar 1, 2016

After fierce controversy during his short-lived term at Mount St. Mary's University, president Simon Newman has stepped down, the school's... Read more

Students at Holy Family Academy in Iverness, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Holy Family Academy.

Beyond the classroom: How one Catholic school puts care for creation into action

Feb 4, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The Chicago area didn’t get the piles of snow that much of the rest of the country did this week,... Read more