A forum of Catholic Thought

Are Catholic schools 'worth it'?Kathy Mears

2017 is here and it came with many resolutions from many people! I was like many and thought about what I should resolve to do. The usual list of losing weight and disengaging from technology are always ...

How to keep Christ at the center of the season Kathy Mears

When our son was born and about to celebrate his first Christmas, I found myself wanting to buy him lots of gifts. The practical side of me, however, realized quickly that it did not make sense, because ...

Catholic schools and vocationsKathy Mears

Three of my sisters attended private Catholic boarding school for their high school education. By the time that it became my turn to attend, the school was adopting to better meet their community's needs ...

Celebrating our priests for their support of Catholic education Kathy Mears

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, so it seems like a great opportunity to highlight some of the wonderful priests who support Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Boston. Cardinal Sean is our ...

Three goals, countless dreamsKathy Mears

''Do not be content with what you are, if you want to become what you are not yet. For where you have grown pleased with yourself, there you will remain. But if you say, 'that's enough,' you are finished. ...

Peering into 2020 Kathy Mears

Recently, I read an article that included a list of things that will NOT be in schools by 2020. Included on the very eclectic list were traditional libraries, students' cell phones in a basket on a teacher's ...

Educating the little onesKathy Mears

Catholic elementary schools frequently come to mind when people mention Catholic education. The Catholic school with kindergarteners through 8th graders is very common in the United States and, according ...

The gift of presence Kathy Mears

In March, our office celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week. We had a small breakfast for the sisters who work at the Pastoral Center and we acknowledged all that they have done for Catholic education ...