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How The JPII Institute Helped Alumni 'become More Fully And Radically Human'

Alumni of the early years of the Washington, D.C. “session” of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family say it gave them a strong formation for the New Evangelization. “What struck me as I read about the institute and its goal: it was to go deeper into...

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Ryan Anderson To Join Franciscan University Of Steubenville As Visiting Fellow

Marriage scholar Ryan Anderson will be the first visiting fellow at the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the school announced Wednesday. “As a young – and very courageous – Catholic scholar who is willing to defend Catholic teachings on...

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DACA Decision Draws Criticism, Concern From Catholic College Officials

President Donald Trump’s decision Sept. 5 to formally rescind DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – drew criticism and concern from Catholic higher education officials in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as across the country. Catholic academic leaders were quick to...

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For Most Americans, Parochial School Education Outshines Public Schools

Parochial schools are better at their task than public schools, say respondents to a survey of Americans’ attitudes towards varieties of schooling.   “Americans as a whole believe private and parochial schools do a better job of educating students than public schools do,” said Gallup, which...

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What An Academic Institute In Canada Means For Ukrainian Catholics

A longtime institute on Eastern Christianity has played a pivotal role in restoring the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church after the fall of communism, and it now has a new home in Toronto. Bishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Eparchy of Saint Vladimir the Great of Paris, said the Sheptytsky...

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‘Freshman Survival Guide’ Offers Valuable Tips To New Students

The Mooch. The Party Animal. The Neat Freak. The Slob. These are just four of the “Dirty Dozen” types of roommates college freshmen may encounter, according to the latest edition of “The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between.” The...

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Catholic Schools Are A Pillar Of Church In Sudan

Dust and mud brick houses everywhere – as far as the eye can see. The houses are indistinguishable in color from the ground on which they stand. Trees are few and far between. The road leading northwards from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum shimmers in the burning heat. The temperature tops 110...

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Bishop Conley: 50 Years After Land O'Lakes, Catholic Education Needs Renewal

Denver, Colo., Jul 21, 2017 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and a chance to reflect on Catholic renewal, said Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. “The Land...

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In New School, Byzantine Spirituality Meets Montessori Method

Denver, Colo., Jul 16, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the goal of encountering children on a more personal level to meet their academic and spiritual needs, a Montessori school influenced by the Byzantine Catholic tradition is opening in Denver, Colorado. Pauline Meert, who co-founded...

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The Catechesis Of Discipleship In Catholic Schools

Long gone are the days when catechesis meant rote memorization of prayers and theological concepts. Catechists in our post-Vatican II world are tasked to provide what scholar Richard Reichert has termed a “catechesis of discipleship” — that is, a catechesis that is relational and lived, not...

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Court Ruling Could Yank Funds For Non-Catholics At Catholic Schools In Canada

Regina, Canada, Apr 27, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Non-Catholic students at Catholic schools in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will not receive taxpayer funding, a judge ruled last week. The Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association criticized the April 20 ruling, saying...

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Philly Archbishop Praised For Revamping City's Catholic Schools

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 6, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic schools in Philadelphia have seen a revitalization in finances and quality of education thanks to the initiative of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, says a group that collaborated with him on the effort.   “While fund-raising...

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How California Catholics Hope To Fix The Teacher Deficit

Sacramento, Calif., Mar 28, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The California Catholic Conference has announced that it is sponsoring a bill to help attract and retain teachers in response to the state's shortage of K-12 educators. “Additional measures are needed in order to assure that our new...

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This Historic Black Catholic Grade School Could Get Shut Down

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 27, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After 111 years of serving the community of Birmingham, Alabama, the city's only African American Catholic elementary school could close due to financial struggles. Over its long history, Our Lady of Fatima has become an integral part of...

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What Can Evangelize The World? A Good Catholic School.

Phoenix, Ariz., Mar 16, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said in a new apostolic letter. “A mark of a truly Catholic school is the fruit that is borne in the lives of its graduates,” Bishop...