Catholic Education

Religious liberty advocates believe that the latest Supreme Court decision will finally banish the hated 19th-century Blaine Amendments for good.
Father Kenneth Zach, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa, N.Y., chats with third graders on Jan. 28 during his visit to the parish school. In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana's state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Thomas G. Wenski July 02, 2020
The Supreme Court decision is a major win for school choice advocates and the church’s efforts to serve poor and marginalized communities, writes Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.
Nicholas D. Sawicki July 01, 2020
Could the ruling really mark the end of Blaine amendments?
People hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Jan. 22, 2020, ahead of oral arguments in a case from Montana on religious rights and school choice. The court is examining if states should give aid, in the form of tax credits, to private religious schools. (CNS photo/Sarah Silbiger, Reuters)
The court upheld a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
With numerous closures, Catholic schools are also victims of the pandemic, and school administrators are working on the challenges of keeping other schools open and operating.
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Luke Janicki June 23, 2020
I am a gay teacher in a Catholic high school. And I see hope in the Archdiocese of Seattle.