The Revolution in Minnesota’s Schools

The Revolution in Minnesota’s Schools

In the name of ending white supremacy and systemic racism, school districts are indoctrinating students with a new radical vision of American society. In fall 2020, a fourth-grade class in Burnsville read a book that warns students that police are “mean” to black people, but “nice” to white people. “Cops stick up for each other,”…

President of Catholic University of America Letter regarding decision to not allow Abby Johnson to speak on campus

President of Catholic University of America Letter regarding decision to not allow Abby Johnson to speak on campus

  Dear Members of the University Community, Three events took place on our virtual campus yesterday that featured a wide range of voices. One (in which I participated) was a panel discussion on The University in the Time of Covid, organized by the Institute for Human Ecology. I talked about how the work of the…

Ohio mother switches child from public to Catholic school: She’s not alone

Ohio mother switches child from public to Catholic school: She’s not alone

An Ohio mother said Monday that she made a “judgment call” in switching her daughter from public to Catholic school, after coronavirus restrictions made it impossible to virtually teach her children and work her job at the same time. She’s not alone… read more / watch short news video >> Contrary to the National Catholic…

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years says NCEA report, but maybe not all Catholic schools…

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years says NCEA report, but maybe not all Catholic schools…

CNA—Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a new report. A data brief of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) showed that enrollment at Catholic schools was down 6.4% for the 2020-2021 school year—the biggest percentage drop in enrollment since 1973. The overall…

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

When I decided to return to class at Catholic University of America in the spring, I knew things would be different. I was ready to face the challenge of the COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the political climate revolving around the election and BLM movement. What I was not ready for was to watch as…

Attention Catholic School Teachers and Homeschoolers: Annual History Essay Contest, Cash Awards

Attention Catholic School Teachers and Homeschoolers: Annual History Essay Contest, Cash Awards

The Annual History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Catholic Textbook Project textbook publishing company, is now underway! All Catholic private, parochial, and homeschool students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate. “It’s a great way for students to sharpen their history and writing skills. Plus, there are prizes for winners and for their schools!” says…

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

HISTORY: The Past gives valuable Perspective to the Present

Popular culture holds a dismissive attitude toward history. Common headlines include “unprecedented times”, “worse than ever”, and “never before.” But how often is that really true? What do we face that is truly without precedent? This mindset—that all things have either escalated or de-escalated, that the present is always somehow more or less than the…

Judge orders university pay Florida man removed for Catholic messages

Judge orders university pay Florida man removed for Catholic messages

CNA—A federal court ruled on Friday that Florida State University (FSU) must pay the Catholic former leader of the student senate who was removed in June for comments he made about Church teaching and anti-racist groups. Jack Denton, the former president of the FSU student senate, was removed from his position by fellow senators in…

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

CNA—Fordham Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.” Petitioning the University When the Fordham professor heard that Flannery O’Connor’s name would be removed from a residence hall…

Online Conference on the Renewal of Catholic Education Triples in Attendance

Online Conference on the Renewal of Catholic Education Triples in Attendance

More than 700 Catholic educators from across the country and overseas will gather online next week to explore, celebrate, and strengthen the growing movement to save Catholic schools through the recovery of the Church’s proven tradition of education. The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s 8th National Conference was forced to shift to an online format…

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…

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…