A forum of Catholic Thought

Preparing students for both college and heavenKathy Mears

There is a lot going on in the world today, and much of it seems negative and very unsettling. Fortunately, many of the challenges we face today as a Church and as a society can be addressed through Catholic ...

Making the right choice for your child Kathy Mears

As we contemplate the end of summer and the beginning of fall, we all know that our schools will soon reopen to thousands of students and their teachers. We also know that for some families, a school ...

First Excellence in Education AwardKathy Mears

Dedication. Passion. Intelligent. Caring. These are some of the words that were used in over 160 nominations for the first annual Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award. The new award, created ...

Catholic schools build both skills and character Kathy Mears

I am very blessed in my role as Superintendent to meet many wonderful students. I meet students who are learning what it means to be a citizen, who are learning how to make good decisions -- decisions ...

Aren't you happy Jesus is coming?Kathy Mears

Many, many years ago, my first grade class was in charge of the preparation of one of our school liturgies for Advent. It had been a tough year, as our school was going through many changes and some heartache ...

Improving instruction and increasing learning Kathy Mears

In 1936, a 19 year old woman began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. She had 34 students in grades 1-8. In those days, students in the seventh and eighth grades were all required to take an end of the ...

Living the call to 'Have courage ... go forward ... make noise!'Kathy Mears

Approximately four years ago, when addressing a group of youth, Pope Francis told the young adults to, "Have courage....go forward....make noise!" That is what we are working to do in the Catholic schools ...

Lots of good news about Catholic schools in the archdiocese Kathy Mears

In a few weeks, thousands of parents in the Archdiocese of Boston will choose to send their children to Catholic schools. They choose our schools for a variety of reasons. Parents find our schools to ...