Posts Tagged ‘Catholic schools’

Homily: Opening of Catholic Schools Mass

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Monday, August 22, 2016 Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord. It is a great joy for me to welcome all of you to this Mass for the Opening of Catholic Schools as we begin another academic […] [Read more]

Golden Apple Teachers

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Tweet Share56 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Leaving an apple on a teacher’s desk is an enduring sign of thanks for the difference he or she makes in a child’s life. This evening, we will show our own appreciation to ten outstanding teachers from Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Washington by […] [Read more]

The Catholic Identity of our Catholic Schools

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Tweet Share79 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOnce 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 […] [Read more]

Saint John Bosco and Promoting Educational Opportunity with the Maryland Education Tax Credit

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Tweet Share44 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint John Bosco, whose memorial feast day is tomorrow. Popularly known as “Don Bosco,” which is Italian for “Father Bosco,” he dedicated his life to the education of disadvantaged young people. To advance his […] [Read more]

Happy Birthday Archdiocese of Washington!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Tweet Share229 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate a special moment in our history.  On this day 75 years ago, July 22, 1939, the Archdiocese of Washington was born. When Pope Pius XII issued his papal bull establishing the archdiocese at the request of my predecessor, Archbishop Michael J. Curley, […] [Read more]

Educational Solidarity and the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Tweet Share25 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This winter we have known some cold and snowy days.  It calls to mind a time I visited an inner-city school one blustery, wet January morning and asked the assembled students, “Why would we be here on such a miserable day?  Why did we come […] [Read more]