Education Must Look Beyond Standardized Tests

Changing attitudes toward education and increased willingness to learn are not always reflected on standardized tests...

Why Catholic Education is Better Education

Professor Hanby has been part of reinventing a Catholic School, St. Jerome Academy, and  continues to pursue research and teaching at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The heart of a Catholic school, is Christ, particularly, that he can truly be present in the tabernacle, not just through the … Continue reading Why Catholic Education is Better Education

Toward a Distinctly Catholic School

This is the third document that I used in my vision presentation for creating a Catholic high school. Beginning a Catholic high school where there is not one, a questions that is asked in variety of forms of  why do we need a Catholic high school when all the education is the area that is … Continue reading Toward a Distinctly Catholic School

Knowledge, Virtue, and Holiness

This is the second article that I included in the vision presentation for creating a Catholic high school.   https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/education/philosophy-of-education/knowledge-virtue-and-holiness.html Written by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone I.    Introduction In his first Encyclical, Lumen fidei ("The Light of Faith"), Pope Francis begins with the following words: The light of Faith: this is how the Church's tradition speaks … Continue reading Knowledge, Virtue, and Holiness

Saving the Soul of Catholic Schools

  I ponder this article in light of starting a school and securing the fundamental pillars of what makes a school Catholic as well as schools that exist today and how these are the pillars from which they should be renewed. R. Jared Staudt's statement of what makes a Catholic school Catholic is to the … Continue reading Saving the Soul of Catholic Schools

The Holy See’s Teachings on Catholic Schools

There were three documents that I included in vision presentation for a creating a new Catholic high school.  This is document #1. I would say the first concrete sign from the Holy See that I remember in acknowledging a turning or Renaissance in Catholic Education is this speech and subsequent document presented by Archbishop Michael … Continue reading The Holy See’s Teachings on Catholic Schools

Opening Salvo

     I had a site up for a few years while in the midst of teaching at Western Academy in Houston, concerning teaching.