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…

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…
Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

CNA—Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender identity, expounding on existing policy that schools and other diocesan institutions will recognize students and adults by the biological sex with which they were born. In the guide, Paprocki noted the need to approach the issue with…
Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2019-CNA – The Archbishop of Washington, D.C. exhorted Supreme Court justices to “rejoice” in the Holy Spirit at the annual Red Mass on Sunday in D.C. In his homily, celebrant Archbishop Wilton Gregory noted that “Saint Luke wrote the passage that we just heard saying that Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit.”…
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…
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…
New book releases for young readers expose much bigger, stiffling issue

New book releases for young readers expose much bigger, stiffling issue

In a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, journalist and former diplomat Dave Seminara does an excellent job of showcasing the depth to which agenda-driven, cultural “group think” has saturated our culture, and hence, our children’s and grandchildren’s perception of the world.. Those of us who aren’t kids any more have no clue.  We assume…
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,…
Changing Times – Changing Methods – Timeless Truth: The Catholic Distance University

Changing Times – Changing Methods – Timeless Truth: The Catholic Distance University

by Mark McElrath Have you just found yourself downsized and feel the need to complete your Bachelor’s degree?  Are you feeling empty in your current field of employment and want to work in a new career direction, maybe something related to the church but need further academic development or certification?  Are you one of those…
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…