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....I was listed as an incorrigible. I guess I was. Perhaps I would have been but for the Brother Matthias, the greatest man I have ever know, and for the religious training I received there which has since been so important to me...
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2011 Catholic Education Foundation Symposium DVDs Now Available!
The Catholic Education Foundation, committed to bringing Catholic high schools within the financial reach of the average Catholic and to strengthening the Catholic identity of our schools, is making available a set of DVDs from its biennial Educational Symposium, held at Cathedral High School in Manhattan on March 25, 2011.
The day-long seminar included presentations from:
- Sr. Mary Thomas, O.P., Principal, St. Cecilia Academy, Nashville on Student Formation in the Current Cultural Climate;
- Dr. Michael Van Hecke and Dr. Andrew Seeley, Catholic Textbook Project on Revisiting Catholic Textbooks;
- Dr. Gerald Cattaro, Director, The Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-based Education, Fordham University on Teachers and Administrators as Guarantors of Catholic Identity and Mission;
- Dr. William Thierfelder, President, Belmont Abbey College on The Purpose and Place of Athletics in a Catholic High School.
Each formal presentation is followed by a lively panel discussion with participants representing a broad range of expertise.
The Solemn Latin Mass for the Annuniation was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Innocents by Sean Cardinal O'Malley of Boston.
An Awards Banquet was given to honor outstanding Catholic educators, with Mr. Frank Hanna, Catholic school philanthropist, speaking on Why I Support Catholic Schools, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hough on Why We Use Catholic Schools for Our Children.
Video of the day's activities is available for purchase on four DVDs. Two discs contain lectures from the day, one disc has the awards dinner and one disc is of the Mass. These DVDs contain many hours of solid material - ideal for faculty in-services - and are available as a set for $15.00 (including shipping and handling). Individual DVDs can be purchased for $5 each.
Send your check payable to the Catholic Education Foundation:
Newman House, 601 Buhler Court, Pine Beach, NJ 08741.
Please include a shipping address and recipient name.