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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools

Dec 2, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Nov 20, 2020

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more

Portrait of Father Michael J. McGivney by John Tierney.

Named for Father Michael McGivney, Catholic high school eager to celebrate beatification

Oct 25, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming beatification of American priest Father Michael McGivney is a time for celebration and reflection for southern Illinois’ Father... Read more

The Emblem of Kerala.

Bishops in Kerala on hunger strike for Catholic education

Oct 21, 2020

Several bishops in Kerala held a day-long hunger strike Tuesday to protest the state government’s withholding of funds from Catholic... Read more

Diocese asks governor to allow its schools in parts of Brooklyn, Queens to open

Oct 6, 2020

Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas... Read more

Damage in downtown Beirut following an explosion at the city's port, Aug. 6, 2020.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast

Oct 5, 2020

On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons... Read more

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US bishops blast exclusion of Catholic schools in coronavirus aid bill

Oct 1, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes support for children and... Read more

Catholic schools take home 40 National Blue Ribbon awards

Sep 28, 2020

Catholic schools received 80% of the 2020 National Blue Ribbon awards issued to private schools this year by the Department... Read more

In New York, Catholic school teachers file labor complaint over COVID reopening plans

Sep 5, 2020

Teachers from schools in the Archdiocese of New York have filed a labor complaint, saying they were not properly involved... Read more

New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

New Hampshire sued over Catholic schools tuition policy

Sep 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A New Hampshire family has filed suit against the state after a town tuition program refused to pay for their... Read more

Court halts Education Department’s rule for pandemic relief money to private schools

Aug 29, 2020

A federal judge has blocked a rule by the Department of Education for allocating pandemic relief money to private schools.  Read more

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Arlington diocese launches online-only Catholic school

Aug 14, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Arlington is launching a new virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried... Read more

Wing Choh Primary school, and Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hong Kong.

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

Aug 11, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students,... Read more

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Updated: DC archdiocese welcomes Maryland county dropping second order to keep Catholic schools closed

Aug 7, 2020

Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Help Catholic schools to help at-risk families, US bishops tell Congress

Aug 7, 2020

Leading U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops have urged congressional leaders to provide emergency private school tuition aid to low-middle income... Read more

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Maryland county issues second order to stop Catholic schools opening

Aug 6, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Montgomery County, Maryland, has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort... Read more

Governor Larry Hogan.

Maryland Catholic schools can reopen after governor overrides county

Aug 3, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on August 3, ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own... Read more

Catholic school superintendent: ‘Our kids need to go back to school’ 

Aug 1, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops and school superintendents across the US are emphasizing the importance of in-person education for the coming fall term, and... Read more

Catholic school students.

'Don't leave them behind': Bishops ask Black Caucus to remember Catholic schools

Jul 31, 2020

The U.S. bishops have appealed to the Congressional Black Caucus to support families who send their children to non-public schools, including Catholic... Read more