Loading
Catholic schools
Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Capitol Hill

.- As the nation’s nearly 8,000 Catholic school students celebrate Catholic Schools Week a small delegation is visiting the U.S. Capitol to spread the “good news” about Catholic Education.

“Catholic Schools do good work all year around. But during this week we want to focus everyone’s attention on the fact that Catholic schools are good news,” said Karen Ristau, President of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). “In addition to learning reading, writing and arithmetic, students also learn responsibility—and how to become persons of character and integrity.”

A delegation of more than 150 Catholic school students, teachers and parents visited Capitol Hill today to mark National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools and to meet with congressional leaders to showcase the great accomplishments and contributions of Catholic schools.

The delegation will hand-deliver letters from chief administrators of Catholic education to their representatives and a background package on Catholic schools to every congressional office.

Schools in other parts of the country are encouraged to carry their message of good news to local and state officials.

“High achievement rates, high retention rates, high moral values and high student and parent satisfaction are the distinctive marks of a Catholic school,” said Fr. William Davis of the USCCB. “That’s the good news and we want to share it.”
 
Catholic Schools Week is organized by the National Marketing Campaign for Catholic Schools, a joint project of the NCEA and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: the Good News in Education.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
23

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Gospel
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »

Saint
Date
04/21/14
04/20/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Homily
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: