- Vatican Approves National Directory for Catechesis (05-008)
January 13, 2005
The Vatican approved the National Directory for Catechesis, Bishop William Skylstad, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced on January 7 in a memo to the U.S. bishops.
- Department Of Education Announces Scholarship Honoring Father Berard Marthaler, Long-Time Editor Of The Living Light (04-110)
June 9, 2004
The Department of Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the creation of the Berard L. Marthaler Scholarship for Educational and Catechetical Leadership. The award was announced June 8 at a celebration honoring Father Marthaler for his thirty years of service as Executive Editor for the catechetical journal The Living Light.
- Catechetical Journal "The Living Light" To Cease Publication (04-087)
May 7, 2004
Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, OP, Secretary for Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced that the Department of Education will cease publication of the catechetical journal, The Living Light, later this year. The last issue to be released will be the Summer 2004 issue.
- Camden Educator Named to U.S. Bishops' Catechetical Office (03-202)
October 20, 2002
Michael Steier, D. Min., Secretary for Evangelization and Catechetical Formation in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, has been named Assistant Secretary for Catechesis and Leadership Formation at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Bishops to Consider New Statement Supporting Catholic Schools (02-206)
October 21, 2002
The U.S. bishops will consider a proposal to draft a new statement on Catholic elementary and secondary schools at their annual Fall meeting, November 11-14.
- Bishops Express 'Serious Concerns and Questions" about Possible War with Iraq (02-235)
October 9, 2002
Virginia educator Marie A. Powell has been named assistant secretary for parental advocacy in the U.S. Bishops' Department of Education. Her appointment becomes effective November 11, and was announced by Dominican Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, Secretary for Education at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
- Supreme Court Ruling on Vouchers Hailed by USCCB Officials (02-124)
June 27, 2002
The Secretary for Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed today"s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a voucher program in Cleveland.
- USCCB Brief Calls Ohio Pilot Scholarship Program 'Constitutionally And Educationally Sound' (01-209)
November 30, 2001
The Ohio Scholarship and Tutorial program is "both educationally and constitutionally sound," said the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Bishop John M. D'arcy to Receive National Campus Ministry Award (01-195)
November 8, 2001
Bishop John M. D'Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, will receive the Campus Ministry Exemplary Bishop award.
- Guidelines Issued for Pastoral Care of Oriental Orthodox Students in Catholic Schools (99-135)
June 11, 1999
The National Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation issued new Guidelines for the pastoral care of Oriental Orthodox students in Catholic schools during its meeting at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, NY, June 7-8.
- Diverse Coalition Launches Effort to Preserve Landmark Education Legislation (99-022)
February 4, 1999
A coalition of 14 public, private, and religious school organizations today challenged Congress to preserve Title I, a key element of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act when that landmark legislation is reauthorized this year.
- President Should Empower Families, Sign Education Savings Account Legislation (98-145)
June 25, 1998
President Clinton should reconsider his veto threat of education legislation passed yesterday because it will empower families striving to provide a good quality education for their children, according an education official at the U.S. Catholic Conference.
- Bishops Education Chief Hails Precedent-Setting Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Vouchers (98-134)
June 10, 1998
The precedent-setting decision of Wisconsin's highest court allowing parents to use state-supported vouchers in religiously-affiliated schools was hailed by Msgr. Thomas McDade, the U.S. Bishops' secretary for education.
- 10,000 E-Mails Swamp Government Officials, Telecommunications Companies Defending 'E-Rate' for Schools (98-122)
May 29, 1998
An unprecedented nationwide cyber-lobbying effort to save the "E-Rate" (education rate) program has generated more than 10,000 e-mail messages to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and major telecommunications companies.
- Bishops' Education Secretary Applauds House Voucher Vote (98-092)
May 1, 1998
Msgr. Thomas J. McDade, the U.S. Bishops Secretary for Education, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives April 30 vote for vouchers to provide scholarships for students in Washington, D.C.
- Bishops' Education Leader Applauds Passage of Education Bill; Urges President Clinton Not to Veto It (98-087)
April 24, 1998
Msgr. Thomas A. McDade, the U.S. Bishops' Secretary for Education, applauded the Senate passage of the bi-partisan Coverdell-Torricelli "A+" Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) bill, April 23.
- Benziger Editor Named Representative for Catechesis, Multicultural Concerns in USCC Education Department (98-054)
March 11, 1998
Daniel S. Mulhall, executive editor of Benziger Publishing Company, has been named the Representative for Catechesis and Multicultural Concerns in the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Education effective in July.
- Riley Earns 'D-' from Catholic Church for Incendiary Rhetoric, Innuendo, Errors in Speaking about Catholic Schools (97-215)
October 6, 1997
The U.S. Bishops' top educator, Msgr. Thomas McDade, has sharply criticized Education Secretary Richard Riley for his incendiary rhetoric marred by errors and innuendo about Catholic schools in a speech at the National Press Club.
- Bishops' Education Adviser Calls For Support of 'Pass A+' Law To Help Families Meet K-12 Education Expenses (97-209)
September 26, 1997
Msgr. Thomas McDade, the U.S. Bishops' Secretary for Education, has urged members of Congress to support the Parent and Student Savings Account Plus Act (PASS A+), currently before them.
- U.S. Bishops, Congregation Meet On Higher Education Document (97-7197)
July 1, 1997
"Worthwhile" and "mutually helpful" described the June 26, 1997 meeting in Rome between the Congregation for Catholic Education and the committee of U.S. Bishops implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae, according to Cardinal Pio Laghi, prefect of the Congregation, and Bishop John J. Leibrecht of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, chair of the Implementation Committee.
- U.S. Catholic Conference Applauds Court Decision, Cites Help for Needy Students in Church-Affiliated Schools (97-133)
June 23, 1997
The U.S. Catholic Conference applauded the June 23 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow public school teachers to provide remedial education to needy children in religiously affiliated schools, including Catholic schools.
- Subcommittee Named to Study Observation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae (97-112)
May 27, 1997
Bishop Anthony M. Pilla, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, has appointed a Subcommittee to review several observations received from the Holy See on the text sent to it by the U.S. bishops implementing Ex Corde Ecclesiae for this country. Ex Corde Ecclesiae is Pope John Paul II's apostolic constitution on Catholic higher education.
- FCC Ruling Will Help Close Great Digital Divide Say Catholic School Leaders (97-095)
May 7, 1997
A ruling by the Federal Communications Commission today providing deep discounts for telecommunications services to schools and libraries is the answer to a prayer--and many hours of negotiation--according to two national Catholic educational leaders.
- Fr. Pollard Honored for Contribution to Religious Education (97-080)
April 11, 1997
Father John E. Pollard, Executive Director of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for the Catechism, has been named to receive this year's F. Sadlier Dinger Award for "an outstanding contribution to the ministry of Religious Education in the United States."
- USCC's Frank J. Monahan to Receive National Education Award (97-063)
March 19, 1997
Frank J. Monahan, head of the U.S. Bishop's Office of Government Liaison, has been named recipient of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) John F. Meyers Award.
- USCC Official Applauds Court Decision Upholding Chapter 2 (97-027)
February 3, 1997
The General Counsel of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) applauded a federal district court decision which upheld the constitutionality of the federal program that provides instructional materials to private school students.
- California Educator Named to Head USCC Office for Catholic School Parent Associations (97-020)
January 23, 1997
Raymond Burnell, a California educator, has been named to head the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Catholic School Parent Associations. He assumes his new position in February, succeeding Kenneth John Dupre, who left the position on permanent disability, after suffering a heart attack last year.