Pope Francis Sends Message to Toronto Students

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I love the part in this Perspectives video about the fact that Toronto’s Catholic school students will be receiving a special message recorded just for them by Pope Francis at next week’s Catholic Schools Week celebration! Here’s a full update on this development: TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ – Ontario now has a unique connection [Read More...]

ND’s Big Blue ACE RV Celebrates Hope in Tampa Catholic Schools

As an alumna of the University of Notre Dame, I always love following the good fruit being born by various programs of the University. One of these is the amazing Alliance for Catholic Education program which continues to find new and dynamic ways of supporting and promoting Catholic education. I loved reading this week’s story [Read More...]

Archdiocese of Chicago Slating Schools for Closure

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Sad news emerging from the Archdiocese of Chicago, on the heals of yesterday’s dramatic letter to the faithful from Cardinal George, that at least six Catholic schools are slated for closure. From the Chicago Tribune today: Six elementary schools in the Chicago Archdiocese are slated to close at the end of the school year, and [Read More...]

Hilarious! What Catholic School Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days

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New out from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa is this hilarious video that shows “What Teachers Really Do on Inservice Days”: If you’d like to treat yourself to the longer version, click here. I found myself laughing uproariously and watching twice. My favorite scene: Father walking in on the Twister game [Read More...]

University of Notre Dame’s “Fighting for Our Children’s Future” National Bus Tour Kicks Off

Good news for Catholic Schools from my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. Starting Thursday, the university’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is launching the Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour. On Thursday, October 3rd, ACE will be co-hosting an important conversation about faith-based schools and American cities. U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spelling, Dallas Mayor [Read More...]

More “Making the Grade”: Developing Student Leaders in Catholic Schools

I decided to share the two most recent episodes of my new television show, “Making the Grade”. This program, which highlights Catholic Education trends and topics, airs monthly on KNXT and on Youtube. In these two episodes, we take on the topic of “Forming Student Leaders”. In the first episode, we meet two current high [Read More...]

Following Papa Francisco’s Lead: 5 Easy Ways to Love the Poor in Honor of His Pontificate

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I’ve spent the past few days falling in love with our new Holy Father, Pope Francis. As a saint fangirl, I joined many in those first few hours of speculation over “which Francis” our new Pope was honoring with his name selection. While we now know that he took his name for St. Francis of [Read More...]


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