Archive for Education

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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Book Review: A guidebook for Christians experiencing cultural vertigo

By Ashley McGuire Those who recently attended an Easter Vigil service no doubt got a taste of what it’s like to be a Christian in a post-Christian America. Perhaps a car or two idled by the throngs gathered around the paschal flame, or maybe a…

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Can We Please Let Catholic Schools Stay Catholic?

American schoolchildren ought to have access to a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment — yet too many children are consigned by geography to public schools that are anything but safe and nurturing. That’s where Catholic schools come in. It’s at these schools…

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Catholic education is fighting for survival and biggest losers are Hispanics

The saga in San Francisco continues, with the self-appointed enforcers of the New Intolerance attacking Archbishop Cordileone for trying to keep the high schools in his archdiocese Catholic in more than name. They insist that the Church change its doctrines relating to marriage and the…

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The Right to Give Your Kids a Catholic Education

California is always a great state to watch, as things that happen there tend to be harbingers for the other 49. In San Francisco, we have the spectacle of an archbishop under attack from several state senators. His offense? Trying to ensure that high-school students…

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Hoping (against hope) for the end of oppression

Here in Miami, there’s a Wall of Martyrs in our son’s Jesuit high school, lined with pictures of handsome young men who died in a failed but heroic attempt to save democracy in their little country. It was a flawed democracy, it’s true, but certain…

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