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…

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue Named Executice Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Catholic Education

Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, has been named as the new Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “We are enormously proud and excited that Mary Pat’s experience and commitment to the renewal of Catholic education…

TREND: Catholic Schools Are Putting Down I-Phones—and Picking up the Cross

TREND: Catholic Schools Are Putting Down I-Phones—and Picking up the Cross

DENVER, CO (CNA/EWTN News)—Not long ago, introducing more technology into the classroom meant allowing third graders to play 15 minutes of Oregon Trail during recess time. In recent years, particularly after the emergence of smartphones and other mobile devices circa 2012, for many schools it has meant an iPad for every student, laptops in every classroom. However,…

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2017 — On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a theological institute charged with studying marriage and the family from a scientific perspective. The motu proprio, titled “Summa Familiae Cura,” meaning “Highest Care…

Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

“No one cheats, dorms are like palaces” Princeton Review says Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula among best in U.S. News Release from Thomas Aquinas College SANTA PAULA — Thomas Aquinas College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and it ranks #1 in the country for…

California Public School District Will Force All First Graders to Follow Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

California Public School District Will Force All First Graders to Follow Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

Bill May, founder of Catholics for the Common Good has promised to write an article for the Catholic Business Journal addressing the Catholic principles, perspective and action suggested regarding the kinds of serious moral and ethical issues that the following news item evokes. Please lend your voice to comments and insights section at the end.—ed.…

University of Notre Dame Students and Alumni Protest University’s Choice of Radical Pro-Abortion Obama as Commencement Speaker

May 17, 2009 — As the University of Notre Dame administration this year boasts securing the most aggressively pro-abortion president of the United States ever, Barrack Hussein Obama, as its 2009 Commencement Speaker, not far away a large — very large — gathering of faithful students, alumni and others gather in protest. In the 10-minute…

Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

  Thomas E. Dillon, Ph.D., president of the only four-year, fully integrated Catholic Great Books program in the nation, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was killed Wednesday, April 15, in a solo car crash while driving with his wife, Terri, in Ireland, en route to the International Council of Universities of St. Thomas…

The Seven Holy Founders were Seven Merchant Princes

The Seven Holy Founders were Seven Merchant Princes

By Mark McElrath On February 17, we celebrated the feast of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, commonly known as “the Servites.”  This religious community was formed 775 years ago by the radical witness of seven merchant princes from renaissance Florence who gave up the life of material comfort,…

People of faith may be target of ‘stimulus’ package

People of faith may be target of ‘stimulus’ package

by Charlie Butts and Jody Brown – OneNewsNow.com – 2/5/2009 6:30:00 AM The administration’s economic stimulus bill needs a fix to avoid a courtroom confrontation. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice, tells OneNewsNow there is a provision of the act that actually allows for funds to be given by the…

THE BLESSINGS OF A CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION

THE BLESSINGS OF A CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION

by Andrew T. Seeley, Ph.D. Early each year, Catholics around the country took time to celebrate the blessings their schools have been, not only for the Catholic Church, but for our nation.  Catholic schools have served millions students of many faiths.  From the earliest schools established in Florida and California by Spanish missionaries, to the…