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How a new classical academy is reaching out to millennial parents

Sep 18, 2016

Coming in 2017, families in Northern Colorado will have the option to send their children to a Catholic elementary school... Read more

Catholic school says it can't meet demands of transgendered student

Sep 13, 2016

A Catholic high school in New Jersey has denied a transgendered student admission after recognizing it would be unable to... Read more


Why this diocese is ditching Common Core for liberal arts

Aug 24, 2016

The Diocese of Marquette in Michigan says it is already experiencing success in their process of adopting a Catholic liberal... Read more


Suicide of bullied student raises questions for Catholic school

Aug 19, 2016

The suicide of a seventh grade Catholic school student prompted outpourings of grief and prayers, amid disputed claims from his... Read more

This California bill could hurt poor students at religious schools

Aug 8, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Religious students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be most affected by a California bill threatening state-backed student grants to schools that... Read more

Sydney McLaughlin. Courtesy of Union Catholic High School.

Youngest US track Olympian relies on God when times get tough

Aug 5, 2016

Sydney McLaughlin has not had an easy year.  Read more

In Israel, public policy and unmet promises may put Christian schools at risk

May 31, 2016

The Israeli government's policies for Christian schools and unfair education budget cuts put them at risk of collapse, the Office... Read more

Did a Massachusetts court ruling essentially ban Catholic schools?

Feb 15, 2016

A Massachusetts court ruling against a Catholic school may have set a dangerous precedent that interferes with religious schools’ ability... Read more

Pope's representative to US stresses Catholic identity in schools

Nov 18, 2015

Catholic schools can embrace their identity through familiarity with Christ, devotion to the Virgin Mary and a commitment to Christian... Read more

Illinois diocese: New policy tells families what to expect from Catholic schools

Aug 29, 2015

Cooperation, not exclusion, is the goal of a new parental agreement for students in Catholic schools run by the Diocese... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone thankful for San Francisco teacher contract agreement

Aug 23, 2015

Efforts to promote Catholic culture in the San Francisco archdiocese’s high schools and to agree on a contract acceptable for... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

Apr 17, 2015

A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco... Read more

After controversy, NJ Catholic school reinstates teacher with plea for 'truth and charity'

Apr 14, 2015

A New Jersey Catholic school has reinstated a teacher who was the focus of media controversy over her social media... Read more

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa.

Canada Supreme Court: Catholic schools have right to teach Church views

Mar 20, 2015

Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Catholic schools in Quebec must be allowed to teach from a Catholic viewpoint... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Catholics supporting Archbishop Cordileone on school identity feel silenced, pressured

Mar 12, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid a PR campaign and protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s attempt to clarify Catholic teaching in the San Francisco schools,... Read more

Chevron's Richmond refinery fire.

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

Feb 27, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in... Read more

Empty Classroom.

Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015

The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are... Read more

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Voucher backers to Colorado high court: don't exclude religious schools

Dec 14, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs has joined several other Christian schools and organizations in a legal brief to support... Read more

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Dec 10, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal... Read more

Minority presence in Catholic schools is a win-win, bishops say

Nov 11, 2014

Stressing the value of Catholic schools, leaders of the U.S. bishops called for greater outreach to underserved communities, to help... Read more