Archbishop Gomez Urges Catholics and the Public to Take Action to Keep Catholic Schools Open

Archbishop Gomez Urges Catholics and the Public to Take Action to Keep Catholic Schools Open

In his weekly column, Archbishop José H. Gomez called for nationwide support to keep Catholic schools open as many Catholic schools throughout the nation face permanent closure because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on education funding by the end of this month. The Archbishop…
Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

Young Catholic missionary helps ignite faith on college campus

At the start of my college career my main hesitation had a lot to do with my Catholic faith. My biggest fear was that with all the distractions college provided, even those not inherently bad like school, work, and sports, I would lose my faith. And that fear was very real, but by the grace…
Calling Catholic Educators: The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education has you covered this summer…

Calling Catholic Educators: The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education has you covered this summer…

A renown resource for Catholic educators, The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, announces its conference and retreat line-up for Summer 2020.  After sudden lockdowns and being forced to re-invent classroom teaching on a dime, Catholic educators nationwide are ready for a break.  Why not take a break that truly reinvigorates your vocation as a teacher,…
Minnesota bishops issue guidelines on transgenderism in Catholic schools

Minnesota bishops issue guidelines on transgenderism in Catholic schools

The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have published guidelines regarding gender identity and Catholic schools, emphasizing the Catholic mission of schools and the Church’s doctrinal teaching on sexuality and identity. “The Catholic school is committed to providing a safe environment that allows students to flourish academically, physically, and spiritually. Catholic schools are obliged to provide an…
The Battle for St. Anselm College is Real

The Battle for St. Anselm College is Real

We thought this was a particularly well-done piece regarding the new, public and highly watched development happening right now in some of the nation’s Benedictine-owned colleges. The issue at stake is very important, very serious, and reflects the much bigger issue of the rebuilding of Catholic culture today, beginning in our Catholic alma maters. —ed.,…
IMPORTANT: Benedictine Monks at St. Anselm sue their own college, worried about its Catholic identity

IMPORTANT: Benedictine Monks at St. Anselm sue their own college, worried about its Catholic identity

In a rather unprecedented move, the Benedictine monks of St Anselm Benedictine College in New Hampshire are suing their own college and its leadership for re-directing the college down a path contrary to its core Benedictine mission and purpose.  Why should we Catholic business leaders care?  Because retaining genuine Catholic culture, ethics and principals matters…
Teacher Files Suit After Being Fired – Refused To Compromise on Transgender Pronouns

Teacher Files Suit After Being Fired – Refused To Compromise on Transgender Pronouns

Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School in Virginia, was fired in December of 2018 after refusing to address a female student who had begun identifying as male by male pronouns, according to CNN. Vlaming had told the district that he couldn’t “in good conscience” call the student by he/him/his pronouns because…
New Catholic University: Faith and Science – STEM Degree Programs at Catholic Polytechnic University

New Catholic University: Faith and Science – STEM Degree Programs at Catholic Polytechnic University

A 2017 national survey stated that up to 74% of Catholic youths and teens (between 12 and 20 years old) will leave the Church before their 21st birthday. Some will come back to the Holy Apostolic Church later in life, and some with join a Protestant or Evangelical church. Unfortunately, many will never return to…
Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

 On the morning of August 24, Thomas Aquinas College, New England, held its inaugural Convocation exercises, welcoming 28 freshmen and 30 sophomores from some 20 states and 5 countries — the very first students on the Northfield, Massachusetts, campus. The morning began with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in the newly renamed Our Mother of Perpetual Help…
How a Kansas humanities program shaped a generation of Catholic leaders

How a Kansas humanities program shaped a generation of Catholic leaders

Hope in the workplace!  Sometimes in our work, especially in our efforts to integrate our faith in every aspect of our work and decisions, it can feel like we’re fighting against windmills.  But we underestimate God’s ability to use our feeble efforts for his greater glory.  As Fr. Benedict Groeschel once told me, “God can…
The Land O’ Lakes Statement Caused Devastation For 50 Years

The Land O’ Lakes Statement Caused Devastation For 50 Years

Catholic Business Journal—You may not be familiar with the Land O’Lakes Statement, but it radically—radically—changed Catholic higher education from the date of its signing in 1967 by major Catholic college and university presidents until 1990, when Saint Pope John Paul II issued Ex Corde Ecclesiae.  Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution for Catholic universities, soundly…
Top Ranked Catholic Colleges for 2019

Top Ranked Catholic Colleges for 2019

College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities 2019. To identify the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities 2019, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college rankings with thousands of real student reviews to produce…
John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

The Pontifical John Paul II Institute issued a statement Monday, defending recent changes at the school. But some students and faculty members say that explanations do not address the full picture of issues at the theological institute. “The academic project of the new Institute, approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education, is designed as a…
Oakcrest Catholic school becomes second to leave PVAC over transgender policy

Oakcrest Catholic school becomes second to leave PVAC over transgender policy

International Dateline—Oakcrest School announced its departure from the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) last week, becoming the second school to leave the conference because of the league’s inclusive policy regarding transgender athletes. Mary Ortiz, Oakcrest’s Head of School, wrote a letter to PVAC President Taisto Saloma on June 14 informing him of Oakcrest’s withdrawal from…
Tax credits: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Montana school choice case

Tax credits: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Montana school choice case

CNA—The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case addressing the question of whether states can deny tax credit programs to parents and children who choose religious private schools. “States cannot base laws on hostility to religion. Likewise, no provision of Montana’s constitution can enshrine hostility to religion into state law. We commend the…
A Catholic School Stands Its Ground

A Catholic School Stands Its Ground

Crisis—There have been plenty of examples of our secular culture’s antagonism toward Catholic education: from the Covington School-Nick Sandmann debacle, to activism against the admissions policies of Kansas City’s Catholic schools, and to numerous lawsuits by employees fired from Catholic schools for moral indiscretions. The greatest danger in these situations is not the secularist’s desire…
The Remarkable Turnaround: Catholic school goes from $500K in debt, bleeding cash, to full capacity and waiting list

The Remarkable Turnaround: Catholic school goes from $500K in debt, bleeding cash, to full capacity and waiting list

After nearly 20 years serving as a teacher and then vice principal at the mid-to-lower income, blue-collar school she had attended as a child, Mary Pat Donoghue entered St. Jerome’s door as its new principal in July 2009. The remarkable transformation that took place at St. Jerome’s in Hyattsville, a once-unremarkable school tucked away on…
In Academia as in Government, Personnel Is Policy

In Academia as in Government, Personnel Is Policy

News is that Providence College, where I taught for 27 years, will be getting a new president in 2020. He won’t have troubles with money or buildings. For re-establishing the Catholic faith as the school’s foundation, and aim, and reason for existence, he will face, outside of the theology department, a nearly universal hostility from a faculty…
Catholic school sues South Euclid, Ohio, to defend its right to hire Catholic teachers

Catholic school sues South Euclid, Ohio, to defend its right to hire Catholic teachers

South Euclid, Ohio, recently passed a new city ordinance that adds religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes under the law. The Lyceum, a Catholic school in South Euclid, has spoken out against this measure from the beginning. Now that the city voted to pass this proposed ordinance, Alliance Defending Freedom…
Utah school apologizes after student forced to remove Lenten ashes

Utah school apologizes after student forced to remove Lenten ashes

CNA—A school district in Utah has issued an apology after a fourth-grade student was told by a teacher that he must remove the cross from his forehead on Ash Wednesday. William McLeod, a student at Valley View Elementary School in Bountiful, Utah, arrived at school with ashes on his forehead in the shape of a…