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The Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn, New York City, N.Y.

Catholic school in Brooklyn diocese dismisses teacher who contracted same-sex marriage

Nov 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A music teacher at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Brooklyn was fired for violating a morality clause he... Read more

Father Anthony Stewart was appointed pastor of Mother Teresa Catholic Church in June 2021.

New parish outside Nashville welcomes growth of community, plans for new Catholic schools

Nov 5, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In January 2021, the Diocese of Nashville acquired a 166-acre parcel of land. They established a parish and appointed a... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, pictured May 21, 2015.

Bishop: Discrimination law could force Guernsey’s Catholic schools to close

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The policy would prevent Catholic schools from requiring that their principals are Catholic. Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

Oct 27, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12... Read more

Participants in the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education's Catholic Educator Formation and Credential Program at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Denver.

For Catholic school teachers, new credential program promises formation in faith and reason

Oct 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic schools’ unique goals and qualities are the focus of a new program that aims to provide teachers with the... Read more

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Catholic school students ask court permanently to bar Vermont from excluding them from tuition program

Oct 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A religious freedom law firm has filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to make permanent a preliminary... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

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

Sep 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Sep 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Sep 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jul 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jul 22, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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

Catholic school room

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

Jul 19, 2021

By Ann Rodgers/Angelus News

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

Credit: Wuttichai Jantarak/Shutterstock

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

May 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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’

May 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

May 5, 2021

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

May 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Students in a classroom.

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

May 1, 2021

“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

Apr 15, 2021

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