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Dec 2, 2020 - 02:20 pm .- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing to students in Catholic schools, as he fights a court mandate that the state department of education provide testing to both private and public school students.
Nov 20, 2020 - 04:48 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to ministry to people with same-sex attraction to be read during a recent meeting.
Nov 18, 2020 - 03:07 am .- The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher and president, as well as pastor of two parishes, into his new position.
Oct 25, 2020 - 04:04 pm .- The upcoming beatification of American priest Father Michael McGivney is a time for celebration and reflection for southern Illinois’ Father McGivney Catholic High School, named for the founder of the Knights of Columbus who lived a life of service before dying in a pandemic.
Oct 21, 2020 - 04:42 pm .- Several bishops in Kerala held a day-long hunger strike Tuesday to protest the state government’s withholding of funds from Catholic schools.
Oct 6, 2020 - 05:47 pm .- Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas of Brooklyn and Queens without widespread cases of coronavirus to continue in-person learning.
Oct 6, 2020 - 12:59 am .- On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate.
Oct 1, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes support for children and families enrolled in non-public schools. 
Sep 28, 2020 - 07:08 pm .- Catholic schools received 80% of the 2020 National Blue Ribbon awards issued to private schools this year by the Department of Education. Of 50 private schools to win the award, 40 are Catholic.  
Sep 5, 2020 - 04:12 pm .- Teachers from schools in the Archdiocese of New York have filed a labor complaint, saying they were not properly involved in negotiations regarding reopening, and were not kept informed about procedures.
Sep 4, 2020 - 08:40 am .- A New Hampshire family has filed suit against the state after a town tuition program refused to pay for their grandson’s Catholic school education. The suit claims that the terms of the program violate religious discrimination laws and go against a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Aug 29, 2020 - 03:56 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a rule by the Department of Education for allocating pandemic relief money to private schools.
Aug 14, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The Diocese of Arlington is launching a new virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about sending their children to in-person classes this September. 
Aug 11, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students, according to the text of a letter sent to nearly 200 schools.
Aug 7, 2020 - 02:15 pm .- Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order preventing all non-public schools from welcoming students for in-person learning.
Aug 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Leading U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops have urged congressional leaders to provide emergency private school tuition aid to low-middle income families.  
Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Montgomery County, Maryland, has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort being immediately overridden by Gov. Larry Hogan. 
Aug 3, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on August 3, ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own decisions regarding reopening for in-person instruction in the coming academic year. 
Aug 1, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Bishops and school superintendents across the US are emphasizing the importance of in-person education for the coming fall term, and are seeking to reassure parents that schools are taking the precautions necessary to keep children safe.
Jul 31, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have appealed to the Congressional Black Caucus to support families who send their children to non-public schools, including Catholic schools.

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