Friday, October 16, 2015

Independent schools continue to thrive

Enrolment up 35 per cent; public schools down 13 per cent
Peter Froese, the executive director of the Federation of Independent School Associations, says independent schools are steadily growing despite the fact that people are having fewer children. Since 1998, B.C. independent schools have grown by 35 per cent, while public school enrolment has dropped by 13 per cent. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
More and more B.C. children are attending independent schools, despite the fact that there are actually fewer school-age children now than there were 16 years ago. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

New policy forces Missionaries of Charity to end adoption services in India
A member of the Missionaries of Charity holds orphan children in 2007 at a centre in Kolkata, India. The Missionaries of Charity will close their adoption centres in India, citing new regulations that would allow nontraditional families to adopt children, reported CNS photo / Anto Akkara.
Orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity have decided to close their doors in light of new adoption guidelines that the sisters say violate their ideological and religious views. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishop Barron keynote speaker at World Meeting of Families
Bishop Robert Baron. CCN photo / Blake Sittler / Prairie Messenger.
Newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles chose Living as the Image of God as the topic of the first keynote speech at the World Meeting of Families. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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