American Catholic News
Category : Newsletters
Link to the August 27th Newsletter.
This issue is a collection of articles I came across on the American Catholic church I came across this summer. It’s by no means comprehensive, instead serving as a sample of the issues in and around American Catholic schools. I’ve also included 5 articles about teaching tolerance and fighting hate in the classroom because it’s so timely.
The top 5:
- The profiles of two superb Catholic administrators (and future podcast guests) are worth celebrating. RaeNell Houston and Phyllis Cavallone demonstrate heart, courage, faith, and leadership.
- The Q & A with Sr. Erica Jordan, the Sinsinawa Dominican who challenged Paul Ryan on his adherence to Catholic social and seemingly channels the words of Pope Francis in “Joy of the Gospel.”
- I included three resources for understanding the Trinity Lutheran court case. It’s potentially a landmark case which could damage Blaine amendments (which limit state government’s ability to help Catholic school students).
- I’ve included a comprehensive section on the opening and closing of Catholic schools. We have impressive new schools opening in Kansas City, Boise, and Billings. Read all about it!
As I mentioned, I included 5 resources for teachers to confront the issues of hate and racism. It’s where our students are at—and Pope Francis is calling us to meet people where they are.