School - 2009

'The Education of the Virgin Mary' attributed to Giovanni Romanelli. Wikimedia Commons

Taking the Risk of a True Education

SchoolSuzanne Tanzi

In an American educational system threaten by scientism, relativism, and the lack of adult role models, where can we begin to rebuild? University Professor Brad Gregory gives an overview of the situation.

'School of Athens' by Artist Raphael via Wikimedia Commons

In Class With a Fever for Life

SchoolPaolo Bergamini

A year and a half ago, Fr. Carrón issued a challenge about education, and this year, on March 15th, over 4,000 teachers met to continue the journey undertaken, testifying in a series of contributions about “what sustains our hope.”

College Graduates. Flickr

The Heart of the Matter: A Relationship

SchoolFabrizio Rossi and Suzanne Tanzi

What is the heart (and who is the protagonist) of the challenge of education? We present here some stories of the first weeks of school from across Europe and America, to discover what’s gained by those who accept their responsibilities without cheating.

'Christ of Saint John of the Cross' by Artit Salvador Dali via Flickr

A Concern For All

School

An Editorial on the "educational emergency." A reminder of all of our positions as "actors in the process of education".

Students in Class. Wikimedia Commons

Taking the Risk of a True Education

SchoolSuzanne Tanzi

In an American educational system threatened by scientism, relativism, and the lack of adult role models, where can we begin to rebuild? University Professor Brad Gregory discusses how the recovery begins with an “I” deeply committed to reality.

Boston. Wikimedia Commons

Beyond Pedagogy

SchoolAnnemarie Bacich

Educators and school administrators from across America and Puerto Rico spent four days at the annual EdConference in Boston to discuss “the risk of education,” judging together the daily reality they face in schools and their own methods of answering it.

Canadian Flag. Flickr

Free Not to Be Neutral

SchoolJohn Zucchi

A father’s challenge, bringing suit against the state of Québec, where, by law, Ethics and Religious Culture are taught. Supposedly “neutral” lessons seek to neutralize parents and libertas Ecclesiae. What is the source of the defense of education?

An Allegory of Theology. From Wellcome Images via Wikimedia Commons
Mt. Tallac at Lake Tahoe. Wikimedia Commons

An Extended Hand

SchoolChiara Tanzi

The annual CL university students vacation took place this year on the shores of Lake Tahoe, California. The theme–“Something That Comes Before”–was, quite appropriately, more than talked about. It was experienced.

President Obama at the University of Notre Dame. Photographer Pete Souza via Wikimedia Commons

What We Hold Most Dear

SchoolSantiago Ramos

When the University of Notre Dame invited President Obama to speak at its Commencement ceremony and receive an honorary degree in law, many Catholics protested. The CL Community at the school, led by Paolo Carozza, Professor of Law, decided to act.

Notre Dame University Campus. Wikimedia Commons
Philadelphia Night Skyline. Wikimedia Commons

A Presence That Never Changes

SchoolVitaliy Kuzmin

March 20th to the 22nd, the first ever CLU Exercises were held in the US in Philadelphia, and attended by college students from all over the country. This was a moment to witness where Christ is present in our lives and to prepare for Easter.

Charles Darwin. Wikimedia Commons

The year of Darwin - What If We Were to Evolve from scientism?

SchoolMario Gargantini

150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, and 200 years after the birth of its author, a convention has been organized by the Pontifical Gregorian University to assess one of history’s most significant scientific discoveries.

God as Architect. Wikimedia Commons