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

May 19, 2019

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

Apr 15, 2019

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

Jan 11, 2019

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

Oct 16, 2018

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

Aug 8, 2018

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

Apr 24, 2018

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

Jan 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

Dec 1, 2017

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'

Nov 4, 2017

By Elise Harris

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


Inclusion, dialogue highlighted in new Vatican guidelines for educators

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Jun 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

This cloistered nun got her doctorate in aerospace engineering

Jun 7, 2017

A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for... Read more

Siena Hall at Aquinas College. Courtesy of Aquinas College.

Aquinas College to downsize, shift focus to education

Mar 14, 2017

Aquinas College in Nashville announced last week that it will be restructuring to focus primarily on education degrees, and will... Read more

St Patricks Cathedral, NYC.

NY archdiocese defends right to make hiring decisions

Mar 9, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to... Read more

Arizona State University to hold first Pregnant on Campus Week

Mar 9, 2017

The Students for Life Group at Arizona State University is planning the nation’s first Pregnant on Campus Week to offer... Read more

Peruvian marches against gender ideology attract 1.5 million

Mar 7, 2017

Under the theme “Don't Mess With My Children,” more than 1.5 million Peruvians demonstrated on Saturday against gender ideology in... Read more

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia

Jan 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

An amendment from the 1870s that was once used to target Catholics is now being invoked in Georgia once again... Read more

A man talks to police in riot gear as they wait in an alley after a second night of clashes between protestors and police August 15, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Racism, poverty, education – a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016

After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first... Read more

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been... Read more