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Elementary school in Maplewood reaches out to diverse population

For Anne Gattman at St. Jerome School in Maplewood, bringing more students into Catholic schools is all about an open heart and open arms.

Regional school in West St. Paul bases growth on building community

Bridget Kramer has ridden a roller coaster of enrollment that’s now on the rise in this community school serving four parishes.

Catholic high school in Victoria hones in on personal approach to enrollment growth with ‘Operation Bar Stool’

As he joined the staff of Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria in 2016, Scott Breimhorst, executive director of admissions, didn’t like one aspect of what he saw: 395 students enrolled, the first time in 10 years administrators expected fewer than 400 students to fill Holy Family classrooms.

Daughters carry on Leaflet Missal owner’s legacy

When the late Peter Welvang took over Leaflet Missal Co. in 1980, he capitalized on the advertising of religious goods on the back of missalettes the company produced and grew the business internationally.

Local Catholic schools gain enrollment at key entry points

Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis saw enrollment increases this year at key entry points for students — preschool, kindergarten and ninth grade.

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose "sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole."

In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

The March 3 meeting at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, drew great interest from members of both faiths and was covered extensively in the media in Utah.

Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told religion reporters in a conference call late March 18 prior to his five-day visit to the Middle East that his visit was focusing on security, the economy, threats from Islamic radical terrorists and the need to promote religious tolerance.

Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

The Archdiocese of Boston is implementing a reporting system to handle confidential and anonymous reporting of misconduct by high-ranking church officials, including cardinals and bishops.

Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

Kelsey Davenport admits that the Cold War and "the impending doom of nuclear annihilation" is not something she recalls while growing up in her native Marquette, Michigan, even though her family lived not far from a now-closed airbase that was a key part of the U.S. nuclear triad.