How Overturning Roe v. Wade Can Fix Our Catholic Lives

On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. While this decision will prove to be far less significant on the ground than both sides imagine, it draws attention to many problems in American life that we need to reflect on. If we use this opportunity, we can also fix our Catholic lives, which in America, are confused and broken. Understanding Authority The Supreme Count was established by the U.S. Constitution as one of the three branches of the federal government. Its purpose is to interpret the … Continue

Elementary Tutoring with Mrs. Michael

Among the old schoolmasters, it was said that “The beginning is half of the whole.” The first years of education set the tone for all that follows. However, parents often assume that the early years are “easy” and they can teach their children themselves. Some parents certainly can, but many parents cannot–and they learn this the hard way. We often see students struggling in Reading, Writing, Spelling and Arithmetic as they get older because they were not given a good start. Many never recover from their bad beginning. Getting children off to a strong start in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and … Continue

Special Offer! Save $200 on a Premium Student Plan

Dear friends, Interest is growing in our Premium Student Plan because of the availabilityof weekly tutoring meetings, which help students significantly with studyplanning, accountability and encouragement. Summer months are always tight for us financially, so I would like to makea special offer available until the end of July that will allow a parent to enroll a student in the Premium Student Plan for a full year and receive 2 months free. That is a saving of $200 per year. We can only afford to make a few of these available, so if you’re interested, please claim yours as soon as … Continue

God Will Reward Our Good Work, Even if Men Don’t

Encouragement from this morning’s Mass reading, on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. “Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing; uselessly spent my strength, yet my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God.” Isaiah 49 We are God’s servants in this world. Our only concern is to do our duty. Results are dependent on many factors not in our control, and we are not responsible for them. God will reward us for the faithful work that IS in our control. Mr. William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academy

Thinking about the Eucharist

Whenever I attend Mass, I pray that God would help me to understand the sacrament of the Eucharist. Recently, a phrase in St. Thomas Aquinas’ prayer before Mass struck me as being important. It occurred just as the Mass was about to begin, but I knew there was something really important there. The words that struck me were these: Loving Father,as on my earthly pilgrimageI now receive Your beloved Sonunder the veil of a sacrament,may I one day see him face to face in glory,who lives and reigns with You for ever. As I read that prayer (which I read … Continue

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