Category Archives: education

Bethlehem University students engage in service through Catholic Charities program

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON (CNS) – A group of students recently arrived in the U.S. from Bethlehem University in Palestine in order to participate in a one-of-a kind program with Catholic Charities. Fostered by a two-year partnership between the Catholic … Continue reading

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Teach your children well: The Pope Francis guide to education

VATICAN CITY — Among his many traits, retired Pope Benedict XVI is well-known as a brilliant professor. But how many people know about Pope Francis’ early ties to teaching and education? Teaching is a normal part of the Jesuit vocation, and … Continue reading

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Teach for America about ‘where you’re needed most’

By Priya Narapareddy Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) –- Stephen Haas said he would feel extremely nervous standing in front of a roomful of fourth- graders, knowing that he was responsible for not only teaching them, but also for helping … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago a mad March Miracle for college hoops

Last week and this mark two of America’s great national obsessions: baseball’s Opening Day and college basketball’s Final Four. Seasons in North America — and just about everywhere — are marked as much by the hallmarks of sports as by … Continue reading

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Catholic campuses home to 11 of world’s most beautiful college chapels, churches

This month Best College Reviews released a ranked list of what it says are the 30 most beautiful college chapels and cathedrals in the world. Of the Catholic worship spaces, six are in the U.S. and five are located on … Continue reading

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Religion has big impact on how America gives

If you ever wondered whether religion makes a big impact on American generosity, wonder no more. It does. According to a new study released in the Aug. 23 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “regions of the country that are … Continue reading

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Growth is good among Catholic colleges

Seven Catholic colleges and universities were among the nation’s largest schools, and five are among the fastest growing, according the the 2012-2013 Almanac published Aug. 31 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual Almanac uses reports on diverse academic … Continue reading

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Catholic colleges going greener every year

College campuses are trying harder all the time to go green and stay there. Sustainable practices help keep universities control waste and cost and teach students the importance of lifelong care of their environment. Every year, the Sierra Club, one … Continue reading

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‘Rare, beautiful’ work of Jesuit missionaries in China now available on new Boston College website

Australian Jesuit Father Jeremy Clarke, assistant professor at Boston College,has launched a searchable website he calls “Beyond Ricci” that gives scholars and researchers online access to newly digitized books containing historical narratives, maps, correspondence and musical compositions in five languages … Continue reading

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Six Catholic universities make Forbes top 100 list

Forbes magazine has issued its annual U.S. college and university rankings. Six Catholic schools made it into the top 100 out of the 650 schools listed this year. The colleges listed in the top 100 are University of Notre Dame,  … Continue reading

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