| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:04 PM
No one's calling it a miracle yet, but school enrollment in the Catholic Diocese of Allentown has grown two years straight.
It's the only one of the eight dioceses in Pennsylvania to mark growth in consecutive years, and it's what you might call...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:09 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Wearing a tie and a name tag that said "alumni," Brooks Brawner, 14, stood smiling in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Hampden on Nov. 8, giving tours at an open house for prospective parents.
The Hampden teen, now a freshman at...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Below is a basic approximation of how students would be moved out of each school under each hypothetical scenario. Look under school heading to find out if and how school boundaries in your community could be affected. No scenario has been decided upon as...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago on Tuesday announced that it has begun offering online courses to its tens of thousands of middle and high school students as part of a partnership with a private firm.
Courses, many of which students can...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Catholic schools in Baltimore propelled George W. McManus Jr. from poverty to success as a lawyer, he says, providing him a solid education. And years later, when the legal tables turned and he needed defense, priests and school officials were there as...
| Oct 18, 2013
— Before the sun rose too high above the guard tower one recent morning, prisoner Juan Meneses finished his daily gardening routine, raced across campus and bounded into theology class 15 minutes late.
Meneses, 35, didn't have time to take his...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A Lutherville couple with a seemingly endless supply of fake blood and a relentless desire to spill it will host another edition of their Timonium Scaregrounds event this year.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, Steve Bauer and his wife, Marianne Wittlesberger...
| Oct 2, 2013
Students and staff at Saint Margaret School in Bel Air have spent the past week celebrating the Catholic school's recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, with blue decorations on campus, treats such as blueberry muffins and wearing...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Cathy Lynn Grossman reports for the Religion News Service that for the first time in a long time, the number of men entering the priesthood is increasing:
WASHINGTON (RNS) After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:51 PM
This is the weekend for yard sales! While I was on my way to Kilby Cream for an ice cream cone last week, I noticed several signs for yard sales scheduled for Saturday, including the annual event at Colony Acres (their rain date is Sunday), Harmony...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Catholic schools provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and morally.
In recognition of the importance of a local Catholic...