Re-Imaging and Rekindling

Catholic Classical Education in the City of Brotherly Love By Philip D. Cialini Photos by Margaret Coppa The first Regina Academy, Regina Coeli Academy, began as an idea in 2002. As an undertaking, it may sound novel, but to thousands of parents it is simply a re-imaging and rekindling of a tradition of faith and … Read more

Defending the Family on the Front Lines

“Basically the world is in the grip of a militant secularist ideology because of internal problems within the Church and her poor presentation of her own teaching to her faithful.“ – Professor Tracey Rowland The stakes couldn’t be higher. It is perhaps the greatest challenge that Christian civilization has ever faced. How can the Church … Read more

A College in the Lived Tradition of the Faith in Australia

Photo Credits: Jenna Barlow & Michael Mendieta Opened in 2006 as Australia’s first liberal arts tertiary college, Campion College was named after the 16th century Oxford scholar and martyr, St Edmund Campion. The Saint has long served as a patron of lay Catholic educational initiatives in Australia, beginning with the Campion Society in the 1930s. … Read more

A Catholic Miracle in Shangri-La

Today, it’s the Shangri-la of college campuses. But it was not always so. The Catholics who founded Thomas Aquinas College in 1969 were laymen taking on an enormous challenge, unheard of at a time when Catholic schools were universally administered by the clergy. And the story of how they established this inspiring Catholic college nestled … Read more

A Visit to St Thomas More

Article and Photos by Penny Silvers The rooster crowed, its exultant cry piercing through the stillness of the Prayer of Consecration. It was the first school Mass of the new academic year, and all around me students were kneeling, their young faces registering a mixture of perplexity and curiosity.  “It was a moment filled with theological … Read more

American Revolution

The Inside Story on Seton Homeschooling By Bridget Green Photos by: Jim Shanley She may not look like a revolutionary, but make no mistake about it – Mary Kay Clark most definitely is. In 1980, she and Catholic educator Anne Carroll and Mary Kay Clark embarked on a shoestring start-up homeschooling adventure that has become … Read more

Thoughts on A Young Man’s Vocation

By Charles Bradshaw Photo Credit: Harry Stevens It was early on a cool Palm Sunday morning in 2008 that I found myself a few centimetres away from the High Altar on St Peter’s Square, ready for Mass with Pope Benedict XVI. From the sagrato or platform, over the heads of thousands of people gathered in … Read more

Finis noster principium nostrum

Starting Up the Only All-Boys Catholic School in Oklahoma By Donna Sue Berry Photo Credit: Brycie Matthews Loepp   Is a boy capable of mastering himself? Discerning his God-given vocation? Leading his future family? These days, in the teeth of an ideologically-driven U.S. education culture which has arguably hobbled many young men’s academic and leadership … Read more

Media Revolutionary

John Paul Catholic University in San Diego PHOTO CREDIT: JPCatholic staff On November 2nd, 2000, while visiting Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, Derry Connolly experienced something that would change his life. “I saw a campus full of young Catholic students on fire for the Lord. I had never seen that level of excitement about Jesus … Read more

A Sort of Magic in the Air

Something remarkable is happening in the town of San Benedetto del Tronto. Located in the Le Marche region in Italy some 70 km south of Loreto, the Marian shrine, the town is the site of a new idea for Italy: an independent Catholic academy. Marco Sermarini is the headmaster of Scuola Chesterton, and he offered … Read more