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April 22nd Newsletter on Capital Punishment

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Inspired by my podcast conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean, I blog about the lessons she learned in this ministry and how good Catholics are not listening to each other.  I then present the best articles I could find related to capital punishment.  The Top 5: In the first section (“Articles About the Death Penalty”) the

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April 15th Newsletter

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Last week, Pope Francis released Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad).  It’s a great document and I encourage you to put it on your reading list.  Its emphasis on the “saints next door” and the “middle class of holiness” is refreshing.  Paragraphs 70-94 are a reflection on the Beatitudes.  Many of our Catholic schools

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March 25th Newsletter

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Here is the link to the March 25th newsletter. As we begin Holy Week, I offer a reflection on the tragedy which befell St. Francis Catholic School in my blog and discuss how our faith has provided a framework for dealing with the loss of a student.  The top 5 articles: In the American Catholic

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Here is the link to the March 18th newsletter “March Madness.” Top 5: Keeping the same theme, I included an article in the American Catholic News section about Sr. Jean Dolores-Schmidt, who joins the Loyola-Chicago team on the bench. In the Leadership section, the first two articles are on culture. The first article from HBR

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Special Issue on School Violence

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Here is the link to the March 11th newsletter focusing on school violence.  The top 5: “The Daily” podcast from March 5th from the NY Times. It’s a heartbreaking but incredibly insightful 20 minute podcast with Parkland survivors. Jessica Lahey (author of Gift of Failure and former podcast guest) wrote a moving piece in the

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March 4th Newsletter

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Here is the link to the March 4th newsletter.  In my blog today I spotlight Bishop McNamara HS in suburban Washington, DC.  Founded as a mostly-white all-boys school, it’s now a beacon of diversity.  My top 5 articles: “Why Increased Enrollment of Hispanic Student Benefits Catholic Schools” is a great piece by Dr. Hosffman Ospino

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Feb 25th Newsletter

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This week’s newsletter highlights 5 more new Catholic schools and their great stories in the blog and podcasts.  In the newsletter, however, I’ve also included some of my favorite articles about school communication.  Specifically, I’ve included resources to help school leaders.  My favorite five articles are the first 5 listed: Justin Baeder’s “Brevity Challenge” has

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FEb 18th Newsletter

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Here is the link to the newsletter.  The Top 5: At the top of the American Catholic News section, there is a great feature story on Dr. RaeNell Houston, the superintendent for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Listen to my podcast interview from last fall with Dr. RaeNell here. As the immigration debate rages, Rev.

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Feb 11th Newsletter

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Here is the link to the Feb 11th Newsletter.  My Top 5: “The Need to Think Differently” in the American Catholic News section is a great blog post by Don Drees (President) Dr. Bill Hughes (Chief Academic Officer) of Seton Schools in Milwaukee. They argues that we (Catholic school leaders) need new thinking to avoid

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Feb 4th Newsletter

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Here is the link to the Feb 4th Newsletter The Top 5 Links: NCR was very kind in writing a great article about Catholic School Matters. The host of “In Conversations” also invited me onto the show.  I encourage you to click on the links.  Outlets like NCR pay attention to metrics.  The more hits

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Turnaround Catholic Schools

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Here is the link to the January 28th newsletter.  This week’s top 5: I’ve included links to the turnaround schools and a few articles about this schools. They are amazing stories.  Clearly, there is no silver bullet to turn around every Catholic school’s fortunes.  But you’ll be inspired by the efforts! However, school closing announcements

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January 21st newsletter

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Here is the link to the Jan 21st newsletter This week, I have a very lengthy blog which tries to bring together lessons I have learned from the Church Documents series.  Monday’s podcast marks the final podcast in the series and I wanted to draw your attention to the landing page for the Church Documents

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Innovation in Catholic Schools

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Here is the link to the Jan 14th newsletter. This edition of Catholic School Matters is devoted to Catholic school innovation.  I blog about my visit last month to Seton Catholic Schools in Milwaukee, a remarkable charter-like Catholic school network.  It would benefit any school or diocesan school leader to pay attention to what’s going

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Sticky: Superintendent’s Office

Dr. Tim Uhl, Superintendent, superintendent@montanacc.org PO Box 1708 Helena MT 59601 office phone: 406-442-5761 cell phone: 406-603-0174 FAX: 406-442-9047

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