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Students from the Diocese of Gary Catholic Schools.

Nonprofit announces largest single investment in Catholic school education history

Jun 15, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation will be donating $150 million to the Big Shoulders Fund to invest the... Read more


Oklahoma judge says lawsuit over nation’s first Catholic charter school can proceed

Jun 6, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The court’s decision was “not making any type of ruling regarding substantive arguments” in the case, the judge said in... Read more


Colorado discriminated against Catholic preschools, judge finds

Jun 5, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

A federal court ruled Tuesday that the state’s decision to exclude Catholic preschools was unconstitutional. Read more

The graduating senior class pioneered St. John Paul II High School in Colorado as freshmen. The 12 students are the first to have gone through all four years of the St. John Paull II program.

Catholic high school decades in the making breaks ground in northern Colorado

May 22, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Twelve seniors who pioneered St. John Paul II High School as freshmen four years ago graduated on the 44 acres... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Court backs Catholic school sued by teacher in same-sex union who was denied rehire

May 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The ruling affirmed that religious schools can hold employees to the moral teachings of the Church. Read more

The pro-life flag from the Pro-Life Flag Project (

Audience erupts in anger as trustees oppose flying pro-life flag at Toronto Catholic schools

Apr 25, 2024

By Quinton Amundson

The Pro-Life Flag will not fly over Toronto Catholic schools this May after the Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees... Read more

Greensburg officers are sworn in to serve the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania diocese puts retired police officers in Catholic schools to protect, ‘mentor’

Mar 26, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is working to keep students safe by hiring retired police officers who become not only... Read more


U.S. Catholic school report highlights steady enrollment, school choice

Mar 21, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The National Catholic Educational Association reported that enrollment remained steady with a 0.0% change in enrollment. Read more

Chesterton students celebrate Mass in the school's new chapel.

‘Miracles’: Rhode Island Catholic school thrives after last-ditch purchase from diocese

Mar 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope in Warwick, Rhode Island, recently acquired the property of St. Francis School and... Read more

A view of the Notre Dame College administration building from the south, including its tower.

Historic Notre Dame College in Ohio to close this spring after 100 years

Mar 4, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Though the school has been struggling with debt for the past few years, the announcement was sudden, falling just months... Read more

St. Peter Catholic, a career and technical high school in Houston.

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

Feb 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest... Read more

Outfits worn for traditional Mexican dances.

How a Catholic school in Colorado celebrates its thriving Hispanic community 

Jan 31, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The rise in the Catholic Hispanic population has not only been seen in churches across the country but also in... Read more

Teacher Rose Dussault reads aloud to pre-K students at St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, Massachusetts.

Here are 4 Catholic schools in the U.S. that are keeping the faith

Jan 29, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

As National Catholic Schools Week begins, CNA looks at four schools across the country that prioritize their Catholic identity in... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Cancellation of Illinois scholarship forces some Catholic schools to close their doors

Jan 26, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The program made it possible for 5,000 low-income families to send their children to Catholic schools, according to the Archdiocese... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Teen hits major fundraising feat in attempt to save her childhood Catholic school

Jan 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Seventeen-year-old senior Susan Lutzke may have successfully saved her childhood Catholic school from closing after raising more than $400,000. Read more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson pictured with two students at Good Shepherd School in New Orleans, where she announced her decision to give a large donation to fund the opening of a second school in December 2023.

‘Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive’: New Orleans Saints owner funds new Catholic school

Jan 7, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Gayle Benson concluded her monthly giving in December with a large donation to Good Shepherd School, which serves inner-city children... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Teen nears goal of raising $400,000 to save Catholic school she attended as a child

Jan 5, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, sent out an email in December saying the school would have to close if... Read more


Colorado Catholic preschools argue in federal court that state discriminates against them

Jan 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Denver and two Catholic preschools contend that the state’s universal preschool program is unconstitutional. Read more

The interior of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, in Missouri.

No closures recommended for St. Louis Catholic elementary schools, archdiocese says

Dec 13, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Pastors at each of the 25 Catholic elementary schools eyed for closure earlier this year have recommended that their schools... Read more

Father Louis Merosne at College Sainte Anne, a parochial Catholic school from seventh-12th grade.

Missionary priest builds up Haiti one student, one classroom at a time

Nov 25, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Father Louis Merosne is on a mission to rebuild the Catholic educational system where he ministers in Haiti.  Read more