Teaching Virtue: The Dot and the Line

In the cultural wasteland of the ’70s, where peace and love had degenerated into sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, precious few lights beckoned to youth who met license, pornography, and drugs everywhere. Yet Providence did not wholly abandon us. From time to time, I...

Catholic Culture: Living with the Saints

What are we doing? In today’s confusing, demanding world, Catholic educators must frequently ask this question of themselves. Standards, tests, mandates, accreditation, programs, parents, students, board members, pull us this way and that all the time. But what is our...

The Liberally-Educated Teacher

By Daniel Coupland What makes a good teacher?  The answer to this question depends in part upon the mission and purpose of the school at which the teacher works.  When we talk about the notion of good in connection to teaching, we need to think about whether the...

What Makes a School Catholic?

By Curtis L. Hancock Catholic parents are usually grateful that their children are enrolled in Catholic schools.  Often they punctuate their expression of thanks with the remark that “at least there I know my kids are getting some instruction in the Catholic faith.”...