Food For Thought: Archbishop Chaput, A New Catholic School Year Begins
August 30, 2013
There's a ritual at Holy Cross School by which you can always tell the opening of school approaches: the waxing of the floors. Well, the final coat of wax is drying today, so school must be opening next week, ready or not. We're ready!
Archbishop Chaput's letter to the troubled church in Philadelphia provides us with food for thought this Labor Day weekend.
...our [Catholic] schools exist primarily to develop the whole human person with an education shaped by Catholic faith, virtue and moral formation. The goal of the Church, and by extension, the goal of all Catholic education, is to make disciples.
God renews the world with our actions, not our intentions. What separates real discipleship from surface piety is whether we actually do what we say we believe.
Welcoming Students and Understanding Our Mission, Archbishop Chaput
Read the entire letter here.