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Building Community



Building Community

Studies have shown that Catholic schools are on average significantly better than their public school counterparts with regard to closing the achievement gap in low income and minority students, building civic responsibility in their students, and getting kids to college. Our Lafayette Catholic schools are no different. We find that our graduates are between 2 […]

How Catholic Education is Preparing Us for Skynet



How Catholic Education is Preparing Us for Skynet

Many Baby Boomers and X-geners remember Skynet from the Terminator movie franchise as the computer overlord that controls the world and is trying to destroy mankind. All of this is premised on the ability for machines to “learn” and become “self-aware” in the future. Ironically, the first Terminator came to theaters just 13 years before […]

Integrity



Integrity

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Merriam-Webster defines integrity as “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; an unimpaired condition; and the quality or state of being complete or undivided.” But what does that mean? Integrity, as with all of our Gospel Values, is a […]

Diligence



Diligence

“The plans of the diligent end in profit, but those of the hasty end in loss.” (Proverbs 21:5) Those that have been around me during March Madness the last few years know I graduated from the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!). Recently, I read an article about a young man named Jeremiah Bonsu. Jeremiah is […]

Patience and Perseverance



Patience and Perseverance

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Patience and Perseverance are good values for us to practice and encourage, both in school and out of school. These Gospel Values help our children, students, and each other have […]

Wellness



Wellness

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16) The Gospel Value of “Wellness” dovetails well with our mission to educate the whole person – spiritually, physically, intellectually, and socially. As Catholics, we believe that the human person is created in […]

Humility and Understanding



Humility and Understanding

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13) As most of our readers know by now, we launched our Core Gospel Values this year and have been featuring one each month. The Gospel Values help build a community […]

Gratitude



Gratitude

“Give thanks to the LORD for he is good, his mercy endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1) This month our faculty, students, administration and staff are spending time practicing and reflecting on our core Gospel value: Gratitude. Please join me in reflecting on this Gospel value. There is a saying which states that it is not happy […]

Respect



Respect

“Give honor to all, love the community, fear God, honor the king.” (1 Peter 2:17) Catholics believe that the human person is created in the image and likeness of God and with an immortal soul. “The divine image is present in every [human]. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of […]

Servant Leadership



Servant Leadership

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) “Give of your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” ~ St. Teresa of Kolkata   The Catholic Church has many examples of servant leaders. Mother Teresa, who […]