Let the Little Children Come Unto Me

When Catholic Schools Don’t Attract Catholics

By Father Matthew Pittam I was dismayed to read this week about a Catholic school in California which has removed religious statues from its buildings and grounds because of concerns that they were off putting to prospective parents who are non-Catholic. The San Domenico School in San Anselmo have upset a number of parents by […]


Stewards of Education: How Schools Partner With Parents

Discussion about Catholic education often focuses on how to effectively hand on the Catholic faith to students, but what about parental involvement in passing on the treasures of the faith? Some Catholic schools are being more intentional about transmitting the faith to parents, knowing the impact that parent faith formation can have on increasing fervor […]


Want Catholic Children? Teach Them the Natural Law!

Ask a child the following questions: What would happen if your mom tried to sew buttons onto your shirt using a fork instead of a needle? What if you tried to write a letter with a spaghetti noodle? How far would your dad’s car get if he filled the gas tank with water? Would eating […]


How Classical Education Teaches Beauty To Our Children

From The Catholic Servant, May 2017, by Dale Ahlquist When the subject of Chesterton Academy comes up, as it often seems to do when I am talking to people, I am asked about what is distinctive about a “classical” education. I answer that the three main pillars of a classical education are truth, goodness, and […]


“The Meeting Point” Sex-Ed Program: Pernicious? Problematic? Promising?

The controversial program, introduced worldwide at World Youth Day in Krakow last summer, contains key aspects of the thought of St. John Paul II, but is often inconsistent and does contain material that is inappropriate. The Meeting Point is a new online “affective and sexual” formation program for students, grades 9-12. Billed as an “evolving […]

A Beautiful Catholic School

A Beautiful Catholic School

The Atonement Academy, is a classical, college preparatory school for grades pre-K through 12th. It is the parish school of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish and is located in San Antonio, Texas.


An HOUR of PRAYER for our Catholic High Schools: Tuesday, May 2, 7:00-8:00 pm

Please join us for an hour of prayer for our Catholic High Schools.  All are welcome for prayer, adoration and benediction. No registration required and refreshments will be offered following the service. When: Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Where:  St. John the Baptist Church New Brighton, MN Our Catholic faith is under attack. […]


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 […]