Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Michael J. Naughton

Dr. Michael J. Naughton

“The focus on school as an instrument to career success is increasingly crowding out a classical understanding of what education should be about. Josef Pieper writes that ‘leisure in Greek means skole, and in Latin scola, the English school.’ The person of leisure is the ‘scholar.’ Education in the classical liberal arts tradition was that employment of the mind in […]

Seeking God’s Will — Five Principles of Discernment

Jeremiah by Rembrandt

Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make? When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or […]

Parents, You are not Alone!

Ask a Carmelite Sister Dear Friends, Sister Laus Gloriae here with a question this time.  “Do parents know that they are not alone in raising their children?” Our beloved Sister Maureen, principal of Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, Florida, and former supervisor of education for the Carmelite Sisters, asked me this question recently. She asked if I thought parents […]

Preparing Your Family for a Faith-Filled School Year

As we watch the days grow shorter and even a bit cooler, we parents find ourselves preparing ourselves and our children for another school year. There’s something exciting about the potential for another year of learning, of friendship and of spiritual growth that transcends age and inspires even us “grown ups” with loved ones heading back to school. The start […]

Many Catholics Choose Homeschooling – Should You?

Homeschooling, defined as “parent-led, home-based education” is the fastest growing form of education, now bordering on the mainstream in the United States. [i] According to National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) , in 2010 more than 2. 04 million students were homeschooled in the United States, and homeschooling has grown by seven percent in the last three years[ii]. 2010 statistics […]

Life and Death on the Gridiron

Satan challenged God to a football match pitting the best players in Heaven against the best in Hell.  St. Peter, speaking on God’s behalf, asked the Prince of Darkness how he expected to win such a contest since the heavenly All-Stars would be disciplined, well coached, and play as a team, whereas their opponents, being a gang of incorrigible ruffians, […]

Education in the Heart of the Church

The celebration of Catholic Schools Week in the United States is an annual opportunity to reflect on the privilege and purpose of Catholic education. Education is at the heart of the Church’s mission, a task set in motion by her Founder when he instructed his disciples to go into the whole world and teach the Gospel to every creature, educating […]

The Catholic Difference

My husband, Mark, and I were sitting next to each other across from an English teacher at the public high school’s parent/teacher conferences.  She and another teacher had just been laughing about something.  Turning to give us her attention, she briefly explained her exchange. “I guess some parents got upset when they heard there was a live, nude model in […]

Book Review: Stories for the Homeschool Heart

We are delighted to run this guest contributor book review from writer Patrice Fagnant MacArthur for Stories for the Homeschool Heart.  The authors are Theresa Thomas and Patti Maguire Armstrong and the publisher is Cheryl Dickow, owner of Belazel Books.  Theresa, Patti and Cheryl are contributing writers to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine. Movie Review by Patrice Fagnant MacArthur: As […]