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TCA Celebrates Momentous Victory for Religious Freedom

In response to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling that Maine’s tuition assistance program cannot exclude schools on the basis of religious affiliation, Maureen Ferguson, a senior fellow at The Catholic Association, said, “Today’s decision is a momentous victory for religious freedom and parents’ right to…

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TCA Statement On The Carson V. Makin Supreme Court Decision

Today, the Supreme Court made a decision in the Carson v. Makin case which will allow Maine taxpayers to fund religious schools. The Court’s ruling stated that discrimination based on the religious “status,” or identity, of a school violates the Free Exercise Clause of the…

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The Pandemic Has Reaffirmed the Value of Catholic Education

In a piece published by the National Review, TCA’s Ashley McGuire reflects on this year’s Catholic Schools Week. She wrote: “As Catholic Schools Week comes to a close, I find myself looking back on not just a week, but a pandemic. Like so many, I hope…

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Ashley McGuire Says The Supreme Court Should Give Parents More Education and Religious Freedom

In an article published by Fox News, TCA’s Ashley McGuire urges the Supreme Court to strengthen school options for parents. She writes: “Parents across America are losing faith in the public school system. If you do a cursory web search for “public school declining enrollment”…

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TCA Discusses How Catholic Schools Are The Model For Safe Reopening

The pandemic has created major educational challenges, but Catholic schools have been leading the way with safe in-person learning. In the Washington Times Senior Fellow Ashley McGuire discussed how Catholic schools are the model of safe reopening. “Catholic schools in all 50 states opened this fall for in-person learning…

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RealClearReligion: Help Families and Catholic Schools by Ending the Blaine Amendments

By Grazie Pozo Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Unless you are the parent of a student at a Catholic school, you may not know that this week is Catholic Schools Week. As mothers of happy parochial school students and successful graduates, it’s a big deal for…

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Catholic Herald: Catholic schools break the cycle of poverty. Why are they being targeted?

By Maureen Ferguson It is a grand Washington, DC tradition. Every year, on the first Sunday in October, Catholic and non-Catholic dignitaries alike gather at St Matthew’s Cathedral to pray for the judicial branch of government. It’s the annual Red Mass, a tradition that extends…

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Des Moines Register: Universities claim to be interested in diversity and inclusion. Are they?

By Grazie Pozo Christie Parents sending their children off to the University of Iowa this month will be glad to hear the school has thought better of its discriminatory decision to eliminate religious student groups from campus. By purging faith-based organizations, the university demonstrated it…

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A Victory for Catholic Beliefs at a Catholic College

By Ashley McGuire Catholic students can still be Catholic at Georgetown University. That’s basically what the school’s Student Activities Commission decided Thursday evening in all its benevolence. The commission ruled that the pro-family, pro-chastity student organization Love Saxa could retain its status as a recognized campus group despite efforts to…

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TCA Statements on Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

“Today’s win is a significant victory for fairness and government neutrality towards religious institutions, confirming that children at a Lutheran preschool should have the same access to safe playgrounds as children at a non-religious school. Chief Justice Roberts called the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from…

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