| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:32 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:24 PM
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....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:15 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 7:51 AM
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....
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:12 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:01 AM
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...