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Higher learning “educates the intellect to reason well in all matters, to reach out towards truth, and to grasp it.”
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“When you think about the Oath of Fidelity, we think about it in terms of a covenant.”
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Too many schools and colleges are insufficiently prepared for the Indianapolis-style legal battles to come.
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Catholic education is the Church’s most important means of evangelization. Is every Catholic educator and bishop prepared to defend it?
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Catholic educators need to recover tried-and-true lessons and habits that help young people preserve chastity, respect marriage and celebrate children.
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It is essential that teachers in Catholic schools present the truth clearly in both word and deed.
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The path to holiness is not contrary to learning, but central to it.
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Why does secular prestige seem to be more important than the slaughter of innocent babies?
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When Catholic institutions parade sexual perversion and abuse onstage in the midst of this crisis, the crimes are compounded.
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For Catholic Schools Week, let’s highlight the best of the best
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This is blasphemy of the worst kind, to claim belief in Christ as a defense for abortion.
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Faithful Catholic schools play no small part in the renewal of our culture
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Blessed John Henry Newman can be a powerful patron for the renewal of Catholic education and the whole Church.
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Here are three key lessons that have emerged from the messy experiment with the Common Core in Catholic schools
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“You can be assured that the seeds you are planting God will use miraculously.”
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The Church should embrace faithful Catholic education in whatever form successfully leads young people to Christ and helps them become fully human.
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Aquinas College is noted for its steadfast commitment to its Catholic mission, to its sponsoring order’s charism, and to financial prudence.
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Bottom line: there’s much to be restored in education, but “Catholic institutions are in the best position to do it.”
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Thomas Aquinas College embraces a strongly Catholic identity that is rooted in the firm conviction that the Catholic Faith is revealed truth and therefore foundational to higher studies.
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Scalia graduated from Georgetown University in 1957, and Gorsuch graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1985.
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“Only firm Church action can save Georgetown and make it a great university. It is our only recourse. Our only hope.”
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Father Michael Scanlan made Franciscan University of Steubenville the shining model on a hill that it is today.
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SOGI (“sexual orientation and gender identity”) laws directly contradict Christian anthropology and deny truth.
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If Catholic colleges want to help build a healthy political culture in America, they need to shed their political correctness and find conviction.
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Catholics find God in all things, inside and outside religion class.
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Well-intentioned Catholic educators have tried to contort Common Core to fit within Catholic schools, but the design and purpose of the standards will doom such efforts to failure.
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This scandalous situation, in which far too many Catholic colleges have put themselves, directly endangers the souls of students.
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The renewal of Catholic education doesn’t need the Common Core—we just need some “more moxie” to defend and celebrate what makes our schools strong.
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Patrick Reilly

Patrick J. Reilly is president and founder of The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education.  He also teaches at Aquinas Learning, a classical Catholic homeschool program led by his wife Rosario.  They have five children.