Posts Tagged ‘Catholic education’

The School Year Begins

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Yesterday, on the feast of Saint Augustine, the Church of Washington marked the beginning of the new school year the way we ought to begin all our efforts – by turning to God. Voicing praise and thanksgiving at our annual Opening of Catholic Schools Mass, we also invoked the gift of the Holy Spirit to […] [Read more]

Catholic Education: Looking to the Future with Confidence and Hope

Friday, September 13th, 2013

First, Jesus invited his disciples to follow him.  Then, before he ascended into heaven, he called them to be his witnesses, to bring his Gospel to the world.  That great commission is our call today, as we undertake the work of the New Evangelization, to deepen our Catholic faith, grow in conviction of its truth, […] [Read more]

50th Anniversary of Christian Unity at the March on Washington

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Fifty years ago today, on August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. electrified the nation with the soaring rhetoric of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the climax of the March on Washington.  He appealed that day to the American creed of freedom and equality for all, but as […] [Read more]

Golden Apples for the Teachers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

An apple for a teacher, the traditional sign of gratitude in the classroom, will again take center stage in the Archdiocese of Washington as this month the fifth annual Golden Apple Awards are presented to 10 outstanding teachers from Catholic elementary and high schools. Like the apple placed on a teacher’s desk by a child, […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Five years ago this spring, Pope Benedict XVI, himself a former university professor, seemed right at home as he addressed Catholic educational leaders from across the United States who gathered in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America. “Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News,” said the […] [Read more]