Education

One Word Could Destroy Catholic Education

BY PATRICK J. REILLY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 In three amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court filed last month, the bishops and Catholic educators—together with other major religious groups—urged the Court to uphold the meaning of “sex.” It’s one little word. But if the Court gets it... read more

Catholic schools must restore America’s faith in the Real Presence

BY PATRICK J. REILLY, AUGUST 26, 2019 “He is truly there in the Eucharist,” says Amelia Shripka. The 8th-grader at Everest Collegiate High School and Academy in Clarkston, Michigan takes delight in the Eucharistic procession that her school holds every year. It’s a “great time to... read more
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep's varsity football team at an Aug. 16 game (Michael Hoffbauer Photography)

Brebeuf athletes excluded from some Catholic events as Jesuits appeal decree

by Catherine M. Odell People, National Catholic Reporter, August 27, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Catholic high school students, teachers and staff returned to school here amid a quiet tension mixed with the usual back-to-school chatter and excitement. Over the summer, Archbishop Charles Thompson... read more

Only 26% of US Catholics under 40 Believe in the Real Presence, and That’s No Accident

By Steve Skojec, August 6, 2019 New research from Pew published this month indicates that only 26% of US Catholics under the age of 40 believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. In his book, Index of Leading Catholic Indicators, Kenneth C. Jones cites a 1994 poll conducted by... read more

Is Pete Buttigieg right that opposing a $15 minimum wage ‘taunts’ God?

BY REV. BEN JOHNSON • JULY 31, 2019 South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg implied those who oppose the minimum wage taunt the Creator. Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from... read more

JPII Institute profs dismissed for interpreting Francis in line with Tradition? Former president speaks out

By Diane Montagna ROME, August 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) —Is Catholic thought still possible today? Or will those who seek to interpret Pope Francis’s pronouncements in line with his predecessors be persecuted solely for explaining the meaning of his words in harmony with Tradition? In his... read more

Students say changes at Rome’s JPII Institute undermine its mission

by JD Flynn Vatican City, Jul 26, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- More than 150 students at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome have signed a letter saying that newly approved statutes will undermine the institute’s mission and identity. “We want to express our greatest concern: the... read more

How to Popularize ‘Ad Orientem’ Without Disorienting People

Here’s how to better acquaint God’s people with the beauty and naturalness of the ad orientem posture at Mass Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, July 23, 2019 I have written many times on the orientation of the priest for the Eucharistic Prayer. I strongly prefer an eastward (ad orientem) posture,... read more

Only half of US Catholics get Church teaching on Communion, study finds

By Elise Harris, Senior Correspondent, July 23, 2019 Pope Francis gives the Holy Communion to a boy during a Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria, Monday, May 6, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.) ROME - Results from a new Pew survey show that Jews are the... read more

Who Will Defend Catholic Education?

Catholic education is the Church’s most important means of evangelization. Is every Catholic educator and bishop prepared to defend it? Patrick Reilly Blog, July 25, 2019 Recent lawsuits by teachers fired from Catholic schools are part of a growing threat to Catholic education. Our schools... read more

Lord Monckton corrects Pope Francis on climate

Monckton: "The totalitarians got the science wrong. They made a strikingly elementary error of physics. They forgot the Sun was shining. So they misallocated the feedback response to the Sun, erroneously counting it as part of the feedback response to greenhouse gases. Their predictions should... read more