Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018


20180611T1328 18044 CNS STUDY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS 800Students work together at St. Catherine of Siena School in Port Arthur, Texas. (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Extension)

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that children in Catholic schools are less disruptive and have more self-control than their peers in non-Catholic or public schools.

20180611T0827 18027 CNS POPE CHILDHOOD 800Pope Francis accepts a gift during an audience with children participating in the "Train of Children" at the Vatican June 9. Children from poor suburbs outside Milan arrived on a train that stopped at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Pope shares childhood memories with Italian childrenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told Italian schoolchildren that he grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "the most beautiful city in the world," and that besides playing soccer, he loved to fly kites as a child.