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Can Catholic schools be saved? - Andy Smarick

Over the past several decades, in urban centers across the country, thousands of schools have been shuttered – a trend with implications for more than just the nation's Catholics.  Read more...

CAPP – A Christian Alternative for B.C. Students - Sean Murphy

The Career and Personal Planning (CAPP) programme is mandatory for graduation in British Columbia yet aspects of the program are inconsistent with what many consider a mature Christian view. It is hoped that this alternative to the curriculum presently offered in the schools will be of assistance to parents and Christian educators who find themselves faced with the dilemma of needing to fulfill the CAPP learning objectives, but not being willing to compromise their deeply held Christian principles.  Read more...

Cardinal Dulles to Catholic Colleges: Be Truly Catholic - Kathryn Jean Lopez

Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., spoke recently about Catholic colleges and universities calling them to stop being on the defensive about their Catholicity. “The time has come for them to regain their confidence and proudly proclaim the faith that animates them,” he said.  Read more...

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies - Stefan McDaniel

"Like any other life-sustaining resource," says Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, "language can be depleted, polluted, contaminated, eroded, and filled with artificial stimulants." Today more than ever, language needs to be rescued and restored.  Read more...

Catechesis in the Process of Evangelization - Bishop Raymond L. Burke

The General Directory sets forth the principles which are the foundation for the sound teaching of the faith. Only if these principles are understood and applied will the Church meet the challenge of catechesis in our time and overcome the significant difficulties which have been encountered in catechesis over the past decades.  Read more...

Catholic Schools Achieve High Marks at Low Costs - Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa

Historically, Catholic schools have played a significant role in educating America's children. They continue to be important and effective players in the field today, despite substantial changes in the size and makeup of the Catholic school student body over the last four decades.  Read more...

Catholic schools: Partners in faith with parents - Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Denver news media have reported in recent days on the case of two children of a lesbian couple in Boulder. The couple was informed by Sacred Heart of Jesus parish school that the older child, whom they were enrolling in kindergarten for next year, would be allowed to attend kindergarten but would not be able to continue into first grade the year after.   Read more...

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."  Read more...

Catholic Sex Education — Telling a Better Story in the 21st Century - Jonathan Doyle

What is happening in Catholic sex education in schools? In this recent talk, Jonathan Doyle outlines some of the big picture.  Read more...

Challenging America's me-first culture - Colleen Carroll Campbell

When the Los Angeles-based Josephson Institute of Ethics recently released its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the results were not pretty.  Read more...

Changing our minds - Norman Doidge

We have been using the wrong model for thinking about the brain.   Read more...

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.  Read more...

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.  Read more...

Charting a Future for Catholic Education - Sean Kennedy

Blended learning's success in delivering academic dividends with financial efficiency could spell the future of Catholic education.   Read more...

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?  Read more...

Checked Out - John J. Miller

A Washington-area library tosses out the classics.  Read more...

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.  Read more...

Child, Person, Teacher: At the Heart of a Catholic School - Stratford Caldecott

A great deal has been written about education without much consideration being given to the nature of the child.  Read more...

Child-centred education - Stratford Caldecott

Insight into the true value of the child can be traced back to Christ, though it has to be said it remained mainly implicit during most of the succeeding centuries, and before the eighteenth century childhood was often considered merely a stage of weakness and immaturity to be got through as quickly as possible.   Read more...

Childhood's End - Theodore Dalrymple

Britain is the worst country in the Western world in which to be a child, according to a recent UNICEF report.  Read more...

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.”  Read more...

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.  Read more...

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.  Read more...

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.  Read more...

Christian culture and the lives of the saints - Christopher Dawson

Whereas the secular historian is in no way committed to the cultures of the past, the Catholic is bound to the past by his belief in the continuity of tradition, so that he sees all the successive ages of the Church and all the different forms of Christian culture as an organic part of one living whole in which he participates.   Read more...


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