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Catholic Schools: Where Faith and Learning Meet - Mary Zurolo

"It’s a very, very prestigious honor to receive the Blue Ribbon award," says Marilyn Valatka, principal of St. Timothy School in Chantilly, Va. "Five percent of schools in the United States are Catholic schools. Twelve percent of the total number of schools in the U.S. that received the Blue Ribbon award this year were Catholic schools. That’s pretty good."  Email This Article

Character-based sex education - Thomas Lickona

Human beings, given the right support, tend to rise to meet high expectations. Chastity is difficult, but so is most of what is truly worthwhile in life. It is time for all of us, schools and parents, to raise the bar.  Email This Article

Character-Centered Families and Schools - Tom Lickona

The goal of Catholic character education is to form children in the character of Christ, says developmental psychologist, Tom Lickona.  Email This Article

Chastity Begins at Home Parental Rights and Chastity Education - Lay Witness

Issue: What are the rights and duties of parents when it comes to chastity education? How can they effectively resolve their concerns regarding chastity education programs at a parish or school in a constructive manner?  Email This Article

Checked Out - John J. Miller

A Washington-area library tosses out the classics.  Email This Article

Chesterton to the Rescue - Donald DeMarco

I have spent a significant part of my life trying to convince students in my ethics classes (I refrain from identifying them as "ethics students") of the indispensable value of good moral principles.  Email This Article

Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education - Pope Benedict XVI

“Children exposed to what is aesthetically and morally excellent are helped to develop appreciation, prudence and the skills of discernment. Here it is important to recognize the fundamental value of parents’ example and the benefits of introducing young people to children's classics in literature, to the fine arts and to uplifting music.”  Email This Article

Children schooled at home have better social skills - Julie Smyth

Children who are educated at home have better social skills and achieve higher grades on standardized tests than students in private or public schools, according to a new report. Contrary to the popular belief that children educated at home are disadvantaged because of a lack of peers, the study by the Fraser Institute shows they are happier, better adjusted and more sociable that those at institutional schools.  Email This Article

Choice of a New Generation - SPENCER LEWERENZ

The scandal of the label "Generation X" is that so many diverse tastes are encompassed by it. By the very nature of modern pop culture, to employ one style in ministry will inevitably alienate those of a different predilection.  Email This Article

Chris Kempling and the BCCT - J. Fraser Field

The first two freedoms guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are "freedom of conscience and religion" and "freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression". But much has changed in Canadian society since the Charter was written twenty years ago. Today freedom of religion and freedom of opinion and expression are routinely under attack, challenged, and frequently trumped by any number of competing rights in this country.  Email This Article

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