Tag: Catholic education

What if there were no Catholic schools?

What if there were no Catholic schools?

| Jean Houghton | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine our community without Catholic schools.

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Archbishop Hebda: Catholic education needs to be Church priority

Archbishop Hebda: Catholic education needs to be Church priority

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Archbishop Bernard Hebda to describe the Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education and to explain how he hopes it shapes Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood won’t be commemorating St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6 with shoe-filled candy, a Catholic tradition. Instead, they’ll be diving deeper into who St. Nicholas was as a person — in particular, his care for children — with the blessing of a new mural in the school’s Nicholas Center.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It seems like a typical morning school scene: dozens of students pouring out of a bus, backpacks over shoulders, chatting with friends before the 9:30 a.m. bell.

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What’s new in Catholic schools

What’s new in Catholic schools

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of all of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their new initiatives, projects and leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

Schools look ahead with innovation but also focus on tradition

| Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If anyone could rest on their laurels, it’s Catholic schools for all they have accomplished in their U.S. history, educating in the faith and teaching children of all backgrounds in cities and rural areas across the country.

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Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

Catholic schools get creative in how they use, fund technology

| Chaz Muth | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Rosali Patterson picks up the blue, plastic prosthetic hand that she and some fellow students made at St. John Fisher Catholic School in Portland, the rising eighth-grader marvels at what this object will mean for some underprivileged child one day.

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Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

Preserving Catholic school’s charism ‘has to be intentional’

| Katie Rutter | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although women religious — once synonymous with Catholic education — have been disappearing from U.S. classrooms in recent decades, many Catholic schools are taking extra steps to make sure that even as these sisters age or their numbers decrease, the charisms that infused the schools they founded will not be lost.

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Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

Keeping Catholic school tuition affordable requires creativity

| Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Making Catholic education accessible to everyone has been a mission of the church in the U.S. for centuries, but keeping it affordable in modern times has required innovative methods.

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The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

| Jessica Weinberger | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a high school senior, Hannah Wolney knew she needed a break. Attending Chesterton Academy in Edina, she was recovering from multiple concussions on the soccer field and had other mental health concerns. While she loved learning, Wolney realized she needed time after graduation to heal and rejuvenate.

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The most important sacrament

The most important sacrament

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

There was a time in the past when religious education classes were soft, when the students drew pictures, made collages and spoke about their feelings. But when it came to instruction, solid content was lacking.

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