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Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) meets with administrators from a local Catholic school. Photo courtesy of Rep. Lipinski's office.

Rep. Lipinski recognizes Catholic Schools Week with resolution

Feb 2, 2014

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (D- Ill.) introduced a House resolution commending Catholic schools for... Read more

Fidelity urged amid Seattle school's 'gay marriage' controversy

Jan 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over a Seattle-area Catholic school’s treatment of employees who contract same-sex “marriages” is being described as a chance for... Read more

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Scottish official rejects sex ed guidelines for Catholic schools

Jan 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A Scottish Catholic education leader is “confident” the government’s proposal for sex education in Catholic schools regarding contraception and homosexual... Read more


Vatican encourages renewed missionary zeal in Catholic schools

Dec 26, 2013

A recently released Vatican document is calling for a fresh commitment to Catholic identity within what it calls an increasingly... Read more

The Latin class at St. Cecilia's High School in Hastings, Nebraska plays a Latin speaking game.

Neb. priest, students engage in Latin through conversation

Dec 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Father Joseph Faulkner, a priest of the Lincoln diocese, is teaching Latin to his high school students by actually speaking... Read more

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans.

New Orleans schools adjust schedules to keep Sunday sacred

Sep 29, 2013

A new policy for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans aims to reclaim Sunday as a day focused... Read more


Despite remaining challenges, DC Catholic schools improved

Sep 17, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A new report on Catholic education in the Washington archdiocese shows significant gains, particularly in funding, in recent years, though... Read more

Catholic educators symposium Thailand 2013.

Thai bishops stress Catholic identity, top academics in schools

Aug 27, 2013

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to... Read more

Opponents charge Calif. abuse bill targets Catholic schools

Jun 12, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Critics say a proposed Calif. bill lifting the statute of limitations on some child sex abuse lawsuits threatens the Catholic... Read more

Despite lawsuit, Ohio archdiocese keeps teacher morality clause

Jun 6, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Although the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $171,000 to a school teacher fired for undergoing artificial insemination,... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013

Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of... Read more

Students from St. Louis Catholic School in Alexandria, VA learn about the Papal Conclave by creating their own. Photos courtesy of St. Louis Catholic School.

Mock conclave teaches Catholic students about faith

Mar 7, 2013

The principal at a Virginia Catholic grade school said he hopes an elaborate mock conclave recently held by students and... Read more

Bob Voboril. (File Photo/CNA.)

Kansas school stewardship model encourages vocations

Feb 1, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The stewardship model which funds Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita has blessed the local Church with numerous priestly... Read more

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Bishop praises Catholic schools for role in evangelizing

Jan 30, 2013

In a statement commemorating Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg, Pa., lauded Catholic schools for helping evangelize... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Ed Hanway at the Aug. 21, 2012 press conference.

Philadelphia archdiocese creates new Catholic high school system

Aug 21, 2012

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia unveiled a new school system this morning that will be run by an independent... Read more

Catholic school children in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.

Arlington diocese seeks to strengthen teaching with fidelity oath

Jul 13, 2012

The Diocese of Arlington hopes to strengthen teaching in Catholic schools and churches, by asking religious instructors to promise allegiance... Read more

Marino Gazzola, President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association.

Catholic schools will follow Ontario's gay-straight club requirement

Jun 7, 2012

Catholic schools in the province of Ontario will abide by a law requiring them to allow “Gay-Straight Alliance” clubs, despite... Read more

Cleveland diocese stresses orthodoxy in new high school curriculum

Jun 6, 2012

In response to concerns raised by teachers and clergy, the Diocese of Cleveland has revamped its high school religion curriculum... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, Canada.

Ontario could impose Gay-Straight Alliances on Catholic schools

May 30, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The provincial government of Ontario is considering a proposal that would force Catholic schools to recognize Gay-Straight Alliances, causing Catholic... Read more


Iowa diocese in talks with school over gay scholarship award

May 8, 2012

An Iowa Catholic school is being called to account for its role in a controversy involving a gay advocacy group's... Read more