A forum of Catholic Thought

A time for leisureKathy Mears

Growing up on a farm, I learned about work. I was taught, from a very young age, that all work is good and that you should always work hard. I also learned that work was seasonal in nature. You had months ...

Giving our youngest Catholic school students a strong foundation Kathy Mears

I became a grandmother two years ago, and it is a joy! I highly recommend it! When my grandsons recently visited, I was reminded of how quickly the time goes and how rapidly our children learn. The acquisition ...

Jumping into the STREAMKathy Mears

STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and is a part of many of our schools on-going efforts to improve the instruction and curriculum that we offer to our students. STREAM ...

True servant leaders Kathy Mears

Service is at the heart of Catholic education. Without servant leaders in the classrooms and hallways of our schools, we would fail in our quest to develop saints and scholars.Recently we celebrated National ...

Achieving more with partners throughout the archdioceseKathy Mears

Have you seen the acronym for TEAM? Together Everyone Achieves More? In the Catholic Schools Office, we believe that to be true and based on that belief, building partnerships with others is a priority. Our ...

Are Catholic schools 'worth it'? Kathy Mears

2017 is here and it came with many resolutions from many people! I was like many and thought about what I should resolve to do. The usual list of losing weight and disengaging from technology are always ...

How to keep Christ at the center of the seasonKathy Mears

When our son was born and about to celebrate his first Christmas, I found myself wanting to buy him lots of gifts. The practical side of me, however, realized quickly that it did not make sense, because ...

Catholic schools and vocations Kathy Mears

Three of my sisters attended private Catholic boarding school for their high school education. By the time that it became my turn to attend, the school was adopting to better meet their community's needs ...