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  • Here's some school choice for you: Let's choose to wait and see on vouchers

     
    Just as backers had hoped and opponents feared, a new statewide school voucher program in Indiana is draining money from public education and offering new life to struggling parochial schools. The nearly 3,700 students from low- and middle-income families...
  • How much a difference does Christian schooling make?

     
    The September issue of Christianity Today reports on a study done by an Ontario-based Christian think tank to assess the effect of public, private, and religious schools on people ages 23-40. Researchers found: Graduates of public schools were most likely...
  • Pennsylvania high school football notebook heading into Week 3

     
    The Harrisburg Patriot-News has started a new feature this season, compiling a high school football notebook from sportswriters across the state. I'm one of the writers who contributes notes each week. Here's the latest edition, which was passed along by....
  • Noonan and young people head to Catholic World Youth Day

    Noonan and young people head to Catholic World Youth Day
    On Thursday, Aug. 11, Bishop John Noonan and 57 young people, priests, parents and staff from the Orlando Catholic Diocese leave for in Madrid, Spain to observe World Youth Day on Aug. 16. Among the group is 22-year-old Laura Blancato who has been...
  • Parents Caught Off Guard by Sudden School Closing

    Parents Caught Off Guard by Sudden School Closing
    The closing of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School has some parents scrambling. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph announced on Tuesday it's closing the school because of dwindling enrollment. The school held a meeting on Wednesday night to discuss...
  • Catholic Bishops want exemption from health care law? Fine, then tax 'em.

    Catholic Bishops want exemption from health care law? Fine, then tax 'em.
    The Bishops are pissed. Yes, I know. Again. But this time, it could get interesting. President Obama's health care reform law, they say, is forcing Catholic hospitals around Connecticut to violate Church doctrine. It requires health insurance plans to...
  • Music teacher, son charged in connection with 2007 fatal arson

    Music teacher, son charged in connection with 2007 fatal arson
    Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 62-year-old music teacher for allegedly starting a fire that killed her husband four years ago.   Police said Gwendolyn Kirch, a teacher at St. Pius X Catholic School, is...
  • Remembrances Pour In Of Archbishop Hannan

    Remembrances Pour In Of Archbishop Hannan
    Remembrances of Archbishop Phillip Hannan flowed on Thursday morning as news of his death at the age of 98 spread through New Orleans. WGNO Facebook friends recalled memories of Hannan celebrating their confirmations and officiating at graduations....
  • $2 Million Donation Answers Prayers At St. Augustine

    $2 Million Donation Answers Prayers At St. Augustine
    Older generations remember when nearly a thousand children attended St. Augustine School in the city's South End, a brick capsule of Catholic memories since its founding on Clifford Street in 1927. That heyday lasted through the 1960s. By 2009, after a...
  • Lists don't make the cut

    Lists don't make the cut
    In the reporting for this story, I thought I’d find at least one old-timer coach or athletic director who still posted lists of who did (and therefore didn't) make the team. Someone who’d rather not face a devastated teenager to explain his or...
  • Evergreen Park family settles bullying suit with archdiocese

    Evergreen Park family settles bullying suit with archdiocese
    After a group of cheerleaders dropped a teammate during a stunt toss at a Saturday night football game, the five girls were ordered to drop to the ground to do 25 pushups. But the student manager wasn’t pleased with the effort and her friend...
  • William Willy David Saurer

    William “Willy” David Saurer, a long time resident of La Crescenta, passed away Monday August 15th,  2011 at 61 years old.  He was born February 15th, 1950 in Grand Forks, North Dakota and moved to La Crescenta, CA that same year. He...