Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program’

A Time for Local Young People to SOAR

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This summer has seen some positive steps taken by politicians from both sides of the aisle, but more remains to be done. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that, among other things, includes the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act […] [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]

Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Tweet Share38 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Last year, Pope Francis told a gathering of 300,000 students in Saint Peter’s Square that he learned to love school as a first grader and continued to love it as a teacher and as a bishop. He said schools prepare students to graduate speaking three […] [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]

President Lincoln and the Black Catholic Community of Washington

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Tweet Share74 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In Washington, D.C., Abraham Lincoln looms large as the majestic statue in the Lincoln Memorial and as small as the pennies in your hand which bear his likeness. Today, Presidents’ Day, much attention will be focused on the Great Emancipator, as this year marks the […] [Read more]