Getting Started with the Art of Reasoning

Aristotle, the great Philosopher of the Catholic homechool curriculum.

The most important study in the classical Catholic curriculum is, without question, the art of Reasoning.  In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we study all of Aristotle’s works on the subject, contained in his famous “Organon”.  I believe this first video, introducing Aristotle’s Categories, give a good introduction to the challenges of the study, and … Continue

Let’s Radically Improve Catholic Homeschooling

When it comes to education, especially Christian education, we parents face three great obstacles.  The first is that for many, education is merely a business and decisions are made based on what is most profitable for publishers and educators, not what is best for students. Second, parents are often ignorant of the history of education … Continue

Advice on Writing

In this video, I share my advice for students interested in developing professional writing skills in the 21st century.  As a professional writer myself, I don’t believe modern Catholic schools or homeschool programs are leading students to real success in writing, but are merely filling their school years with artificial school activities that don’t translate … Continue

Bishop Barron Talk at Google

Bishop RObert Barron speaking at Google headquarters

Dear friends, As you may know, I am a promoter of the diligent use of technology in Catholic education, and believe that the best way to help children avoid the potential evils of technology (which are present in any and every area of life) is to teach them to use it for good, rather than … Continue

Benedictine Monks of Barroux Abbey (France)

The abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux is a Benedictine Abbey located at Le Barroux in Vaucluse (France). It was founded 1978 by Dom Gerard Calvet. This documentary shows the transformation of different monks in their lives from being ordinary men to extraordinary men of faith who chose to live a life of poverty, chastity and … Continue

You Do Not Need a Job…Ever

Photo of Mr. William C. Michael, available for homeschool tutoring.

In this video, Mr. Michael discusses what’s wrong with the advice given to Christian students in this generation, why there are so few religious vocations and why students in the CLAA should consider religious vocations for their future life rather than secular careers.