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Catholic school students outperform public school peers, despite slight decreases in overall academic scores

Catholic school students in grades 4 and 8 are outperforming their public school peers in math, reading, and science, according... Read more

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USCCB official: NEA abortion support 'appalling'

The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly last weekend adopted agenda items recognizing the “fundamental right to abortion under Roe... Read more

How California Catholics hope to fix the teacher deficit

The California Catholic Conference has announced that it is sponsoring a bill to help attract and retain teachers in response... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Uganda.

Pope to Ugandan catechists: Your work is not easy. But it is important.

Speaking with catechists and teachers in Uganda, Pope Francis on Friday offered encouragement and stressed that witnessing the faith is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 19, 2014.

Pope to teachers: engage with peripheries in your classrooms

Pope Francis has called on teachers to engage with the peripheries within their own classrooms, loving their students for their... Read more

Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Jan. 27, 2015.

On feast of St. Thomas, teachers called to mercifully challenge students

Catholics must be “merciful teachers” in eliciting the best from everyone around them, said a prominent Dominican preacher on the... Read more

Catechists welcome Cardinal Francis Arinze (Center) and Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (Right).

Cardinal Arinze urges catechism immersion for teachers

Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze spoke to a group of catechists in Sri Lanka, reminding them of the importance of their... Read more