| 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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:17 PM
What to do When Your Kid Isn't Invited (Source: CNN.com)
Olivia Nakamura can still remember the neighbor who always hosted a barbecue in his front yard for his son's birthday party. He'd invite all the kids on their suburban Seattle block, except her son...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 5:32 PM
This is the second of eight editions in which the News-Press looks back at the area's 2010-11 seasons, school by school, before looking ahead at the year to come.
For the area's three small schools — Renaissance Academy, Holy Family and Glendale...
| Oct 9, 2011
BET ON WORKERS
We must focus our efforts on the hundreds of small companies based in our state and especially manufacturing firms.
I propose an incentive for hires in the high-tech and manufacturing sectors to build the work force for the future....
| Oct 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
For centuries, St. Pius V has welcomed immigrants to the Windy City. The noble tradition of lending a hand lives today with the energy and vision of father Brendan Curran.
The son of an Irish immigrant, Curran understands the struggle faced by newcomers....