What Does Jesus Think of Your Catholic School?

Would he see a school that lives and breathes with Catholic truth? If not, why not? This week we are observing “Catholic Schools Week.” To mark the occasion, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released this statement, with the theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” So here’s something to think about: What does Jesus […]


Choosing a Catholic School Begins with Mission

What does an authentic Catholic education look like? Denise Donohue and Dan Guernsey With Catholic Schools Week upon us (Jan. 28-Feb. 3), families are invited to recommit to Catholic education and register their children for the upcoming school year. Others who are exploring Catholic schools may benefit from a new Parents Guide to understanding the […]


Why Do Some Young People Leave The Church? A New Study Investigates

By Courtney Grogan, Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2018 / 03:29 pm (CNA). A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13. The study was released today by St. Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA). Of […]


We Must Be ‘Warriors’ Ready To Risk Our Lives For The Gospel

Catholics must be ready to risk their lives and reputations to defeat evil in the world, Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel told a gathering of Catholic college students this week. Only through the faith and Christ’s wisdom can we be saved, Caviezel said, but it will also take people who are prepared to fight, sacrifice […]


Whose School Is It?

The school, Christopher Dawson observed, plays a pivotal role in transmitting culture. Thus every despot since Napoleon has assumed control of national education. We Americans are free and so, we believe, is our educational system. But the fact that education is compulsory and largely administered by the state makes its status as a free institution tenuous. […]


The Costs of Following a “Nice” God

A new book shows the differences between the God of Christianity and the god of “nice,” who wants us to always feel good about ourselves, at all costs. In his new book God is Not Nice (Ave Maria Press), Ulrich L. Lehner—a professor of religious history and theology at Marquette University—makes the case that for […]


Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their […]


Announcing a Lenten Retreat for High School Students

High school students in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are invited to attend a one-day Lenten retreat featuring four talks by Fr. Robert Altier on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m at the Church of St. Raphael, in Crystal, MN. The day will include lunch, snacks, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, […]