REPORT CARD: Catholic Schools Observe Solar Eclipse; Two Religious Freedom Victories; Marygrove College Ends Undergrad Programs

Posted August 25, 2017 7:35 pm by Matt Archbold

Catholic schools observe solar eclipse with awe, reverence
This year’s solar eclipse, the first since 1979, occurred throughout the United States on Aug. 21. Catholic schools and colleges were ready.
Benedictine College had a sold-out football stadium with free solar glasses to the first 7,500 attendees. On the day of the eclipse, the Newman Guide college hosted Masses and family activities, including face painting at its new observatory. The college experienced about 2 minutes and 18 seconds of total darkness. Two astronomers from the Vatican Observatory offered presentations on the previous day.
The Catholic News Service reports that COR Expeditions, a program that

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