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Washington archdiocese drops mask mandate in Maryland schools

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Following an outcry from parents, the Archdiocese of Washington has reportedly decided to permit its schools in Maryland to go... Read more

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Boston Catholic schools to drop mask mandate

Feb 11, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Wednesday, the same day the Massachusetts governor lifted a state school mask mandate, that school... Read more

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Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Feb 10, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago (but not in the city of Chicago) can now make masks... Read more

Catholic school teachers and students. Courtesy: School Sisters of Christ the King

Catholic school enrollment numbers rebounding in some of the largest dioceses, and the US overall

Feb 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

After a difficult 2020-2021 year for many Catholic schools, enrollment numbers are rebounding nationwide, according to data from the National... Read more

Members of Lions for Life at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Centennial, Colo.

Meet Catholic school students who pray the rosary for the unborn

Feb 3, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Seventh graders CeCe and Abby start off each month by waking up early to say the rosary with their fellow... Read more

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Catholic Schools Week 2022: Here's what you need to know

Jan 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholic schools have dramatically impacted the life of the U.S., beginning with that started by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Catholic... Read more

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After pro-abortion rights essay draws ire, Jesuit high school retracts student magazine issue

Jan 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Leadership at a Denver-area Catholic high school retracted an entire issue of a quarterly student magazine after a student’s “deeply... Read more

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Monks bow out of Illinois Catholic school after controversy over coach in same-sex union

Jan 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

After a Chicago-area Catholic high school bowed to protests and hired a lacrosse coach in a same-sex marriage, the Benedictine... Read more

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NY archdiocese waiting to respond to city's private school worker vaccine mandate

Dec 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of New York is awaiting formal notification of the city’s mandate that private school teachers be vaccinated against... Read more

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Workers in NYC face COVID vaccine mandate, causing 'worry' at some Catholic schools

Dec 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic and other private school employees in New York City are speaking out against a city mandate that they been... Read more

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