Catholic education Archives - Crux



  • Educate for hope, solidarity, common good, Vatican urges

    Educate for hope, solidarity, common good, Vatican urges

    Currently, there are more than 216,000 Catholic schools and 1,800 Catholic universities around the world “with a student population that exceeds 60 million pupils from every faith and ethnic group.” The Vatican is asking these schools to “humanize education,” helping each student develop his or her talents and discover his or her vocation while understanding that those talents and vocations are designed to be at the service of the community and the common good of all.

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  • Erie’s Mother Teresa Academy hoping for inner-city success

    Erie’s Mother Teresa Academy hoping for inner-city success

    Although the new Mother Teresa Academy’s $5,000 tuition represents the cost per pupil at the school, students who qualify for reduced-price lunch will only pay $500 and those who qualify for free lunch will only pay $250, and 99 percent of current students qualify for one or the other. Administrators say the school isn’t free for students because paying some tuition provides parents with a sense of ownership.

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  • Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

    Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

    Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, said she spoke to the 100 DACA students, or “Dreamers,” at her school after the announcement that the program was ending and they were “extremely stressed out” and particularly worried for their families because their work permits are often the sole source of family income.

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