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Daniel Ortega.

Nicaraguan dictatorship takes over Catholic school; three nuns may be deported soon

Jun 1, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

According to the Nicaraguan media, the police justified the takeover of the school by stating that they must review the... Read more

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Canadian parents push back against gay pride flag in Catholic school district; police called

Apr 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The York Catholic District School Board met Tuesday night to consider whether the board should fly a gay pride flag... Read more

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Catholic school enrollment post-pandemic: an interview with the NCEA president

Apr 2, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic schools in the United States have grown in enrollment for two straight years, reaching record levels in some dioceses. Read more

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Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring.  Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Newman Guide expands to include K-12 and more in ‘faithful Catholic’ school guide

Mar 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Starting in April, the Cardinal Newman Society’s “Newman Guide” will include K–12 schools, home-school programs, and graduate programs. Read more

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New York Archdiocese to close 12 Catholic schools

Feb 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The archdiocese cited “detrimental” financial instability “due to shifting demographics and lower enrollment made worse by the pandemic.” Read more

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U.S. Catholic school growth slows after two years of notable increases, data show

Feb 10, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The NCEA reported that Catholic school enrollment grew by 0.3% last year but remains lower than pre-pandemic levels. Read more

A summer day with a row of school buses stands out in the green farmlands.

New Iowa ‘school choice’ program a boon for Catholic schools, bishop says

Jan 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Students who attend Iowa Catholic schools will soon get a financial boost of nearly $7,600 per year. Read more

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Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings

Dec 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The parish is suing the state over a court ruling redefining “sex” discrimination that they argue threatens the parish’s ability... Read more

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Kidnapping scam is targeting Catholic school parents, Santa Fe Archdiocese says

Nov 10, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Local authorities have confirmed that it is a scam and have advised parents and guardians not to pay any money,... Read more

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COVID setback: Public school students in some grades lost more ground than Catholic school students

Oct 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

More than 90% of Catholic schools held in-person learning for five days a week during the pandemic. Only about 56%... Read more

Applications are open for the new scholarship program established by the Bellarmine Fund.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Robert Bellarmine: scholarships for scholars

A new scholarship program aims to support future members of the workforce with an “authentically Catholic” education. Read more

Omaha Archbishop George Lucas in a 2011 photo.

Omaha archdiocese to delay and revise new gender identity policy

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Under the policy, all students, parents, and employees would have been required to “act toward a person in accordance with... Read more

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Omaha, Sioux Falls bishops adopt policies affirming students’ biological sex

Aug 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops joined other dioceses in prohibiting teachers and students at Catholic schools from promoting a view of sexual identity... Read more

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Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal... Read more

Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic schools should not be Christian in name only

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Catholic education is vital in ‘an age awash in information’

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information... Read more

Two members of the Wilson family, mom Carolyn and son Owen, will make their sacraments this year at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in St. Clair Shores. The family enrolled Owen at St. Isaac Jogues School because of the pandemic and fell in love with the faith community there. When Owen began asking questions about the faith, the Wilsons decided to investigate becoming Catholic together. Also pictured are dad Kevin, who is already Catholic, and daughter Christina, a kindergartener at St. Isaac Jogues.

They enrolled in Catholic school because of the pandemic; now, they're becoming Catholic

Mar 19, 2022

By Daniel Meloy

St. Isaac Jogues School in the Archdiocese of Detroit credits strong culture of faith as a dozen families — many... Read more

Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark.

Catholic archbishop ‘did the right thing’ in LGBT author dispute, says education consultant

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The author’s visit was canceled and school governors who supported the book-signing event removed. Read more

Bishop Marcus Stock, Nadhim Zahawi, and Paul Barber at CES event, Feb. 23, 2022.

British education secretary praises Catholic schools for 175 years of service

Mar 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The British secretary for education recently praised Catholic schools on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the founding of... Read more