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How to Save the Soul of Our Catholic Schools

“How can we make our school more Catholic?” This is a real question schools ask, some with perplexity. Is it a new curriculum? Better religion classes? Having the kids come to Mass? The answer is vital for the future of Catholic education. The sociologist Christian Smith notes, from his extensive research on the life of […]

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Bishop Makes Winning Case for Catholic Education

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has issued a clarion call for Catholic education that focuses on its central mission: the evangelization of young people. “The most loving thing a Catholic school can do is to share with each person the living Jesus Christ,” Bishop Olmsted writes in a recently published apostolic letter. […]

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Catholic Schools and Dante’s Deep Divide

C.S.Lewis’ friend Dorothy Sayers was one of the great translators of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Her version includes excellent notes and a memorable map of hell. Sayers’ map of the nine circles of hell makes visual one of the most important teaching points of Dante’s great vision. Dante categorizes the sins with an inexorable logic. The sins of lust, […]

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Event – Choosing a Catholic High School: Preserving Your Child’s Faith In A Secular Society

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Dr. Jamie Arthur from the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) visited the Twin Cities in Minnesota to address the topic of how Catholic parents should evaluate Catholic high school options for their children. Bishop Andrew Cozzens offered the opening prayer and closing blessing. Fr. Bill Baer was master of ceremonies. The […]

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Newman Society on EWTN: Catholic Education Is the Lifeblood of the Church

In an interview with Father Mitch Pacwa on “EWTN Live” last week, Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, emphasized the vital importance of Catholic education for the Church and for American society — especially as the culture continues to turn against the moral values of the Catholic faith. “Catholic education is the lifeblood […]

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