Thomas Aquinas College, antidote for the educational crisis

The following comes from a March 3 Cardinal Newman Society article by Justin Petrisek: When four friends came together in the late 1960s, they had a daring idea: to create a new liberal arts college from scratch that would respond to the growing problems and waning fidelity in Catholic colleges following the Second Vatican Council. The result was Thomas Aquinas College, an … [Read more...]

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St. Lawrence closing: some thoughts

Former teacher wonders if school closure was a set-up job

The following comes from a February 3 Attitude of Gratitude blog post by Kevin Carrol, a former teacher at St. Lawrence Academy. To view CalCatholic’s February 4 post on the school closure, click here. Fact: In 2012, the principal of Saint Lawrence Elementary & Middle School stated that he wanted Saint Lawrence Academy to close or move because he needed the Academy … [Read more...]

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Elementary school students hold own March for Life

Students will spiritually adopt an unborn baby for the next nine weeks

The following comes from a January 24 Catholic Sun article by Ambria Hammel: It’s never too early to begin marching for life or understanding that God is the only one who can give life and take it away. Those are key messages that children ages 5 to 14 learned during their school’s first March for Life Jan. 22. Most Holy Trinity’s student trek from the church to the hall … [Read more...]

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Third graders kicked off volleyball team at LA Catholic school; parents outraged

St. Martin of Tours defends academics as reason for the cut

The following comes from a November Lifezette article by Jonathan Gantz: Two student athletes kicked off a team because of low grades. We’ve heard that story a million times. The only difference in a new case is that the student athletes are 8 years old and JUST in the third grade. That’s right. Two 8-year-old girls, enrolled at St. Martin of Tours in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

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After much prayer, Our Lady of Miracles avoids closure

Chandra Brace, Gustine resident and administrator, will be new principal

The following comes from a July 29 Merced Sun-Star article by Brianna Vaccari: Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School in Gustine will stay open, church officials confirmed. Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno and Office of Catholic Education announced the decision to leave the school open late Tuesday, reversing actions taken a week ago to shutter the decades old religious … [Read more...]

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Fresno Catholic school closure shocks parents, staff

Our Lady of Miracles School cites low enrollment, lack of leadership as cause for closure

The following comes from a July 23 Westside Connect article: GUSTINE - Students, parents and staff members at Our Lady of Miracles School, who had been preparing for the start of a new school year in a few short weeks, were stunned to learn Wednesday that the K-8 parochial school is closing. On Thursday, members of the Our Lady of Miracles community vowed to do everything … [Read more...]

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Priests needed in Catholic schools

Problem becoming more of a concern to U.S. Conference of Bishops

The following comes from a July 7 Catholic Education Daily article by Kimberly Scharfenberger:   The priest’s presence in Catholic schools is a crucial component of faithful Catholic education and must be reintegrated for the benefit of young people, especially considering the secular impact on today’s academic environment, argues the organizer of an upcoming seminar … [Read more...]

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