Catholic Education

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.

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. 

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.

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.

U.S. veterans drawn to Catholic universities

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LEVITTOWN, PA. - Catholic colleges and universities across the United States are attracting military veterans of recent wars with a combination of financial aid, individualized assistance and opportunities for peer support.

Catholics unite on campuses across Canada

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For the first time, students from across Canada united in Toronto and held a national event to launch the annual Catholic Students’ Week.

Collaboration at King’s gives students an edge

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As an aspiring Catholic school teacher, David Easter was drawn to King’s University College in part by a unique collaborative program between the university and Ontario’s high schools.