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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 meets Bono at the launch of the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, May 19, 2022.

Pope Francis joined by Bono for launch of international educational movement

May 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope inaugurated the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement. Read more

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After religious controversy, Massachusetts school board okays Christian private school

Apr 29, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Massachusetts school committee has fulfilled its duty and approved the application of a private Christian school despite controversy when... Read more

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Does the new Vatican document on Catholic schools change anything?

Apr 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The recent Vatican instruction was in the works for years. Read more

Pope Francis attends the general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2021

2022 World Peace Day message: Pope Francis calls for investment in education, not weaponry

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The World Day of Peace is celebrated annually on Jan. 1. Read more

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Religious leaders warn Build Back Better threatens faith-based child care, education

Dec 6, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Two U.S. Catholic bishops signed a letter with other religious leaders expressing concern that the child care and universal pre-kindergarten... Read more

Detail from the cover of Amy Cattapan's "Sweet Jesus, is it June Yet?"

Amy J. Cattapan looks to wisdom of the Gospels to combat teacher burnout in new book

Aug 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Amy J. Cattapan is entering her 26th year of teaching this year. In her book Sweet Jesus, Is It June... Read more

Catholic Relief Services distributes food for school children at one of the schools in the Department of Totonicapán, Guatemala, with the help of parent volunteers. The parents who picked up food had to comply with safety protocols such as wearing a mask, hand washing, and disinfection upon entry, and social distancing was maintained at all times.

Catholic Relief Services, USDA work together to provide food for school children in Guatemala during pandemic

Aug 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a normal year, Maria Quiró’s children would eat a meal at school as part of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS)... Read more

Frank DiLallo, founder and co-author of Bullying Redirect. Credit: Autumn Jones/CNA.

'Bullying Redirect' provides Christ-centered anti-bullying curriculum

Jul 22, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Following the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, Catholic educator and counselor Frank DiLallo knew he had to do... Read more

Brief argues Virginia court was right to uphold teacher's rights over pronoun policy

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Tanner Cross, a Virginia Elementary School teacher, filed a brief in the Virginia Supreme Court on Wednesday in response to... Read more

June 4 rally in support of Tanner Cross, Loudoun County, Virginia

Court reinstates Virginia teacher suspended over transgender pronoun policy

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

A county court on Tuesday ruled that a Virginia teacher suspended for opposing a school transgender pronoun policy must be... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

May 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

May 5, 2021

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

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’

Apr 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Dec 17, 2020

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

Dec 10, 2020

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

Nov 10, 2020

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’

Oct 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 12, 2020

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

Jun 12, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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