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Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis: Hundreds of millions of children ‘left behind’ amid pandemic

Hundreds of millions of children have been “left behind” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Wednesday.  Read more

The Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome has 110 affiliated institutes in Africa and Asia.

Vatican congregation issues new norms for ecclesiastical institutions of higher education

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education issued Wednesday three new instructions on ecclesiastical institutions of higher education.   Read more

In Spain, 1.2 million people urge defeat of new education law

Proposed legislation to remodel the education system in Spain has drawn opposition from parents’ groups and educators who warn that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks in video message to participants in the launch of the Global Compact on Education Oct. 15, 2020.

Pope Francis: Family is ‘the first and essential place of education’

Pope Francis said Thursday that, among other global goals for education, he wants the world “to see in the family... Read more

Irish state schools to phase out Catholic symbols, mandatory Masses

More than 200 state-run secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland will begin to phase out historical Catholic symbols and... Read more

New Hampshire state capitol, Concord.

NH lawmaker says education choice is only for 'well-educated' parents

A state senator in New Hampshire has drawn criticism for saying that working-class parents should not have the same freedom... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis announces ‘global village’ alliance for education, environment

Pope Francis announced Thursday his newest initiative to form an international and interreligious alliance, which he described as “global village”... Read more

As Australian Catholic school abandons tests and grades, critics are concerned

A Catholic school in west Sydney has done away with grades, class levels, and tests to promote a more personalized... Read more

Legislation to restore inmates’ eligibility for Pell grants draws praise

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week would allow inmates in federal and state prisons to be eligible for... Read more

Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, pictured with their four children.

German officials did not violate homeschoolers' rights, European court says

Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have... Read more

New L.A. STEM school inspired by JPII

John Paul II taught often that science and religion follow complementary paths toward the same goal- truth. A new high... Read more

New Cardinal Newman Guide helps families navigate college search

The Cardinal Newman Society on Monday released its annual guide to help young Catholics make an informed choice as they... Read more

Cover for Pope Francis' apostolic constitution Veritatis Gaudium.

Pope revamps ecclesiastical universities in new apostolic constitution

On Monday Pope Francis released a new apostolic constitution calling for a “radical” reform to the nature and curriculum of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Parents must be involved in child's education, Pope Francis says

On Friday Pope Francis said education is a family matter, and rather than contradicting one another, parents and teachers must... Read more

Peru to withdraw controversial “gender ideology” curriculum

The Peruvian government will withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum that has been widely criticized for its “gender ideology.”  Read more

Pope Francis during his June 7, 2017, Wendesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope taps inner Tom Petty on forced migration, a 'sign of the times'

Echoing strains of the 1979 hit “Refugee” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pope Francis on Saturday told representatives from... Read more

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Inclusion, dialogue highlighted in new Vatican guidelines for educators

The Vatican has issued new guidelines for Catholic educators, developed to help them respond to the modern challenges of a... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

It's a responsibility to seek truth, educate youth, Pope Francis says

On Tuesday Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the graves of two 20th century Italian priests, reflecting on charity and... Read more