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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

| Chaz Muth | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, the rising eighth-grader marvels at what this object will mean for some underprivileged child one day.

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Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

| Katie Rutter | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although women religious — once synonymous with Catholic education — have been disappearing from U.S. classrooms in recent decades, many Catholic schools are taking extra steps to make sure that even as these sisters age or their numbers decrease, the charisms that infused the schools they founded will not be lost.

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Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

| Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Catholic education accessible to everyone has been a mission of the church in the U.S. for centuries, but keeping it affordable in modern times has required innovative methods.

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Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops as “are shamed by and sorry for the sins and omissions by Catholic priests and Catholic bishops” that have led to sexual abuse and caused great harm to many, said an Aug. 14 statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its child protection committee.

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Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an opening address Aug. 7 at the 136th annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, the organizations’ CEO, Carl Anderson, spoke of the charitable works of the Knights, their ongoing pro-life commitment and pledge to support persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.

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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.”

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‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

| Joe Pisani | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford celebrated Mass to honor Father Michael McGivney, a candidate for sainthood, founder of the Knights of Columbus and a native of Waterbury.

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Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

| Simon Caldwell | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The “appalling sexual abuse” of children as young as 7 was covered up in two leading Benedictine-run schools in England to protect the reputations of predatory monks, a government-backed investigation concluded.

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Thank you for Leading With Faith

Thank you for Leading With Faith

| Archbishop Bernard hebda | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

This year marks my fourth Leading With Faith Awards. On the one hand, this recurrence reminds me how quickly the years go by; on the other, it calls to mind once again what a blessing it is to have so many people in our archdiocese who are intentional about living their Catholic faith even in the public forum.

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