Posts Tagged ‘catholic identity’

The Identity of Catholic Universities

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Throughout the history of the Church, including today amidst persecution in the Middle East, we have had those inspiring witnesses who stand fast in the faith and resolutely proclaim, “I am Christian,” even knowing that they will be condemned. It is no less important for the institutions of the Church such as universities and social […] [Read more]

The Catholic Identity of our Catholic Schools

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Once when I visited one of our Catholic schools, on a particularly cold and blustery day, I asked the assembled students, “Why would you be here on such a miserable day?” One fourth-grader stood with great pride and answered, “I come to this school so that I can get a life.” His schoolmates nodded and […] [Read more]

Faithfully Abiding in the Love and Truth of the Lord

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The reading for today from Mark’s Gospel tells us the cautionary and prophetic parable about a landowner, whom we know to be God, planting a vineyard and entrusting it to tenant farmers to produce a harvest. But the tenants were not faithful stewards. Instead, they sought to use the vineyard for their own purposes, even […] [Read more]

Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

On a weekly basis, it seems, there is news of yet another challenge to our freedom to live our Catholic faith. Many of these arise from those social, cultural and political trends that I have discussed previously with respect to our need for a New Evangelization. Recent years have now seen various efforts by federal […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Each year, we rejoice in the great gift that is Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week.  This year, we are also observing the Archdiocese of Washington’s 75th anniversary. These dual celebrations remind us how our Catholic schools have educated generations of young people in our community, helping them to become leaders in their fields and […] [Read more]