Catholic News Headlines for Wednesday 4/24/2024

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Faculty and students from St. Matthias Catholic Academy will seek a new school in September. The Ridgewood school has announced it will close in June after serving the community for 114 years. Despite the board having already voted to close its doors, there’s one final push by parents and staff to save the school.

The Catholic Chaplain at Columbia University is calling for peace after more than a week of anti-Israel protests at the school. Some of them have turned violent–and more than one hundred people have been arrested. There’s a tent city on the campus — and the Ivy League university has given students 48 hours to dismantle the encampments.

President Joe Biden has signed a bill to aid Israel and Ukraine. The $95 billion package includes air defense capabilities, artillery rounds, armored vehicles, and other weapons to shore up Ukrainian forces.

The war in Ukraine has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, but for one teen, his escape from war led to his lifelong dream.