A Labor of Christian Love: Encountering Renewal in Bismarck

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I’m spending Labor Day weekend on the campus of the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota for a conference on the future of Catholic education (@UMary happens to be bit of an exciting and expanding beacon of just that. It’s a celebration of one of the University of Mary’s latest acquisitions, Don Briel, who [Read More...]

CUA, Times Two

My alma mater, the Catholic University of America, makes two appearances in today’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section today.  Neither couple was married in a Catholic Church, but it’s also not clear that they are Catholic, just some Catholic schooling. And Catholic schools do serve all. Prayers for their lives and their openness to the [Read More...]

Live the Law of the Gift

Timothy Cardinal Dolan spoke at Catholic University of America’s commencement today, receiving the school’s presidential medal. At the same place where B16 spoke about the importance and Heart (think Sacred) of Catholic education in 2008, Cardinal Dolan emphasized the need for schools that stand apart from the culture, preparing students to engage as leaders of [Read More...]

‘Catholic identity is a priority.’

Teach the children well, was the Sunday message from Fifth Avenue. From Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s homily: there is no more tried-and-true way of passing on our Catholic faith to our kids than by sacrificing to put them in a Catholic school. Data proves they persevere in the faith at higher rates, pray better, are more [Read More...]


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