Kids Were Winners When Collars Took on Scholars

Being Editor of The Tablet has taken me to places where I never would have gone. Take for instance last Monday evening when I walked onto the field at MCU Park in Coney Island to umpire the softball game between the Collars and the Scholars.

Catholic Schools Week

“Can you do a backflip?” isn’t the average question that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio must address, but during Catholic Schools Week, students at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy, Bellerose, got a chance to “Stump the Bishop” with inquiries that showcased their inquisitive innocence and curiosity.

Lesson for Pols

This week, a venerable Catholic school in the borough of Queens – St. Pancras, Glendale – announced that it is being forced to close its doors at the end of the current semester. St. Pancras, which has been open for more than 100 years, has been a bedrock to the stability of Glendale over the years. Its contribution to the public good is immeasurable.

State of Schools Strong But Challenges Remain

An overflow crowd of more than 700 people filled the main chapel at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, Oct. 18 to attend the diocese’s Catholic Education Summit.

Catholic Education: Today and Tomorrow

When I told people I was going to Rome, the first thing they told me was to enjoy the sights and the food. Needless to say that sounded great, but the reason for my trip was to attend the World Congress on Catholic Education with the theme: Educating Today and Tomorrow.

Opportunity to Dialogue

Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. offers us an opportunity to reflect on the key role that not only do our primary and secondary schools serve in the passing on of faith, but also the major impact that the Catholic colleges and universities have in the Christian education and formation of our people.