Catholic Education

Seven months after Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum arrived in Catholic schools, Ontario’s bishops are reminding teachers to stay true to Church teaching when addressing marriage, sexuality and gender.

York Catholic board urges students to keep tabs on their own mental health

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In York Region there’s an effort being made to teach elementary students in the Catholic school system about the importance of monitoring their own mental health.

Ignoring spiritual dimension education’s ‘biggest crisis’

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VATICAN CITY - To be truly formative, Catholic higher education has to continue to entrench students with human values, particularly the value of transcendence, said Pope Francis.

New Brescia principal finds right fit

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When Brescia University College contacted Susan Mumm, they made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.

Saint Mary’s enlists peers in mental health counselling

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Going crazy isn’t what it used to be on campus. Mental illness is no longer a problem of weak or immature students to be sniggered at or ignored.

When it comes to theology, Newman bookstore is the place to get it all

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EDMONTON - The hectic times at Newman Theological Bookstore, as at any college or university bookstore, are the start of each semester.

Catholic universities take next step in Truth and Reconciliation

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The Truth and Reconciliation process examining past wrongs done to Canada’s First Nations people may be complete, but for Catholic universities the time to respond to the TRC’s “Call to Action” has just begun.

Internet changing face of theology schools

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Journalists, taxi drivers, musicians and motels have all had their economic apple carts upset by the Internet. Theology professors are discovering they too are not immune from the game-changing, democratizing effect of the world wide web.

Dufferin-Peel board names Mazzorato as its new director of education

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - Marianne Mazzorato has been named new director of education for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Higher calling: six things to know about campus ministry

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Editor’s note: this is an edited version of a blog entry Oriana Bertucci, director of Ryerson Catholic Campus Ministry, shared about what campus ministries offer to students in the Archdiocese of Toronto. It originally appeared at archtoronto.org.

University campuses represent the fertile landscape of our society, nurturing culture and giving root to our future world leaders. This is where research and technology develop and emergent ideas flourish. And today, it’s a place in desperate need of the life-giving water of the Gospel message.

Catholic higher ed lives on in Charlottetown

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Despite shuttering its doors and selling its campus in 1969, St. Dunstan’s University is still maintaining the presence of Catholic education on Prince Edward Island.