Catholic Education

TORONTO - Until he entered the priesthood, the house next to St. Michael’s Cathedral was home for Fr. Seamus Hogan. Today the building is being transformed into a home for Catholic university students, and Hogan couldn’t be happier.

McQueen: Campus voice to Vatican advisor

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Surviving cancer won’t bring an appointment to the International Theological Commission. Neither will it matter that you’ve been married forever and surrounded yourself with seven children and nine grandchildren. Volunteering at your parish for everything from the Catholic Women’s League to marriage preparation courses is nice, but it won’t make you part of an elite body of 30 Catholic theologians who advise the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the pope himself. 

New program takes flight to pay for tuition

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Life for post-secondary students is often a time of financial turbulence, but a new program that allows tuition to be paid with Aeroplan reward miles could make for some smoother landings.

Catholic higher education at the service of humanity

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There is a perception, which has widened in the last 40 years, that Catholic higher education is no longer compatible with the modern university. A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education charged denominational colleges and universities should be refused accreditation for “systematically undermining… skeptical and unfettered inquiry” and “the primacy of reason.” 

Monk mixes art and theology on campus

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TORONTO - If you get up close, within centimetres of Br. Emmaus O’Herlihy’s monumental painting of Christ the King, you may see a tear descending from Jesus’ left eye. Or you might not.

Budget constraints force bigger class sizes

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TORONTO - A balanced budget for the Toronto Catholic District School Board has made increased class sizes a reality, and that leaves some educators worried about the success of students, specifically those who struggle. 

Windsor Catholic school board begins to downsize

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The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board will be downsizing over the next year despite projecting a $1.1-million surplus in the 2014-2015 budget.

Hamilton school board expresses concerns with Trudeau on abortion stance

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Hamilton’s Catholic school board has let Liberal leader Justin Trudeau know it is unhappy with his decree that all Liberal candi-dates going forward must be pro choice.

OECTA sends wrong message by supporting pride parade

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A Waterloo Catholic school trustee believes Catholic teachers marching in the 2014 World Pride Parade with the support of their union sends a confusing message to students. 

Brebeuf has been making men out of boys for 50 years

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TORONTO - Brebeuf College School has been turning teenagers into men for five decades.

Board mulls appeal of exemption for non-Catholic students from religion

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - A court ruling that exempts a non-Catholic student with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board from attending religious festivities could rock the Catholicity of Ontario's Catholic education system.