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What outcome am I looking for?Michael Reardon

Very often in meetings or discussions, I will ask or be asked, "What outcome are you looking for?" -- a simple yet powerful question and one worthy of reflection. With the country embroiled in an impeachment ...

Thirty years of building minds and changing lives Michael Reardon

Sportscaster Al Michaels' coverage of the 1989 World Series, as the San Francisco Earthquake hit, and the fall of the Berlin Wall are two moments from 1989 etched in my brain. It is hard to believe this ...

Come Holy SpiritMichael Reardon

As a student at Boston College High School and then again at Fairfield University, like many Catholic schools, the school year began with the Mass of the Holy Spirit -- a tangible reminder that the Spirit ...

Shooting for the moon Michael Reardon

On July 20, 2019, our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. As the world took a moment to reflect on what occurred on that day and on what it took to make this historic event ...

For the love of Jesus: 90s fashion choicesMichael Reardon

As a middle-aged man in America, there are many fashion disasters littering the family photo album. There is the shirt with trees on it, paired with a stunning denim-like wide-collared jacket with white ...

The 'secret sauce' of Catholic education Michael Reardon

Last week, a member of the Catholic Schools Foundation Board of Trustees pulled me aside after a meeting and asked, "Do you know what the secret sauce to Catholic education is?" She paused, but before ...

Easter is not overMichael Reardon

When I was growing up and attending Catholic school, Easter Monday was a vacation day. It was great -- not as memorable as getting off All Saints Day, which was the high holiday of splitting up the Halloween ...

Celebrating the women in our lives and in our Church Michael Reardon

It seems that everyone is looking for a hero these days. Four of the five highest grossing films of 2018 were superhero movies, and so far in 2019, "Captain Marvel" is on track to beat records. "Captain ...