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

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

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

Damage at St. Stephen's Catholic School in New Orleans

‘We'll get through it’: New Orleans pastor looks to rebuild after Ida

A New Orleans pastor whose parish school was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida is bracing himself for a “big expense,”... 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

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

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

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

Frank DiLallo, founder and co-author of Bullying Redirect. Credit: Autumn Jones/CNA.

'Bullying Redirect' provides Christ-centered anti-bullying curriculum

Following the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, Catholic educator and counselor Frank DiLallo knew he had to do... Read more

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Investigation: Los Angeles city illegally kept funds destined to Catholic Schools

In a decision that could restore millions of dollars to Catholic schools, the state of California has ruled that the... Read more

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Catholic school students outperform public school peers, despite slight decreases in overall academic scores

Catholic school students in grades 4 and 8 are outperforming their public school peers in math, reading, and science, according... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that... Read more

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As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

“Our children have been learning and have been safe!” the superintendent said. Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to make tour of schools in Argentina

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be displayed for veneration April 18 at a school in Córdoba, Argentina, marking... Read more

Indianapolis archdiocese: Government can’t interfere in Catholic schools' mission

Catholic schools must be free to uphold the Church’s teachings, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said after a federal... Read more

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LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending

Following its bankruptcy filing last year, the Diocese of Buffalo, New York has cut spending on some its Catholic schools.  Read more

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Arlington diocese seeks 150 new teachers as Catholic school wait list grows

Catholic schools in Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington are open for in-person instruction, and finding demand to be so high that... Read more

Bishops call for renewed emphasis on faith as Australia marks 200 years of Catholic education

Australia‘s Catholic bishops marked the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in the country this week, calling for continued renewal of... Read more

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Open for learning: How Boston Catholic schools kept their students safe

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic, the... Read more