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'Exorcist' Author Receives Vatican Response On Georgetown Petition

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist" and alumnus of Georgetown University, has received a response from the Vatican on a petition he submitt...

Church Must Let Schools Remain Separate Entities, Says Catholic Leader

Cara McDonough | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Cara McDonough

The new pope's resonance with so many church members shows that among more progressive Catholics, there is a true desire for change. Like many Catholics, I believe this change cannot possibly arrive without the support of Catholic leaders.

An Apostate Asks: What Has The Conclave Wrought With Francis?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Kimberly Krautter

After what I and many consider to be the disaster of Benedict's papacy, the future of the Catholic Church will be writ large in the coming months.

Breaking The Catholic Silence

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Scott Janssen

Catholics are taught not to question Church authority, but how can a Catholic stay silent when its leadership advocates policy that counters basic human rights?

Conclave Considerations

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.

Immigration Reform and the American Legacy

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

I never knew my grandparents, but I am living their American Dream.

The Change We Need In Inner-City Education: A Catholic Prescription For Obama's Second Term

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Douglas Kmiec

The president knows transformational change requires effective organization. He learned that lesson well in inner city Chicago 30 years ago. There is no reason his efforts today cannot transform and unite the Catholic and public innovations aimed at helping those most in need.

Catholic Schools, Then And Now

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Decades ago Catholic schools moved children of immigrants up the social ladder through education. Today, they provide a different form of alternative education, giving parents at all economic levels a choice to send their children to a school that is right for that child.

Four Priests, Four Friends: Bishops Witness Historic Changes In Catholic Life

Salt Lake Tribune/Religion News Service | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune/Religion News Service (RNS) Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights ...

Why Does the Catholic Hierarchy Want to Close Sonia Sotomayor's Grammar School?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
Paul LaRosa

In the last couple of weeks, the Archdiocese, as it does nearly every year, released its hit list of schools that it deems expendable come June unless those schools come up with a lot of money and good arguments about why they should not be shuttered.

The Nuns Who Form Us

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

None of them thought what they were doing was extraordinary because such giving is an ordinary part of their lives. That's how it is with religious sisters: God's goodness courses through them.

White House Honors Catholic Educators Following Tension Over Health Insurance

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Following days of tension between the Obama administration and the U.S. hierarchy of the R...

48 Philadelphia Catholic Schools To Close, Reorganize

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to shutter about a quarter of its Roman Catholic high schools and close or combine nearly 3...

Keeping Mt. Carmel High's Legacy Alive With Service, Scholarships

Encino, CA Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mt. Carmel High was founded in 1935 at 71st and Hoover streets in Los Angeles. The school closed in 1976 due to declining enrollment and a few years l...