DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     February 3, 1999     vol. 10, no. 23

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS IN THE UNITED STATES

          WASHINGTON, 2 (NE) Catholic Schools: Faith for a Brighter Future, is the theme for the 25th annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week, which is being carried out in different dioceses of the United States since Sunday the 31st of January. This event, organized by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Catholic Conference (USCC), aims to build support and recognition for the over 8200 Catholic schools nationwide.

          The topic for this year is centered on the very foundations of Catholic schools: faith. The president of National Catholic Educational Association pointed out that from the recognition and acceptance of this foundation, "all else flows: a curriculum infused with values, high academic standards and discipline." "The challenge for our schools in 1999," Bishop Raymond Boland, of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, highlighted, "is preparing our youth for a world that is in constant change. Schools should not only focus on imparting information, but also in teaching how to think in a critical way and to solve problems through teamwork... And above all, Catholic schools have the challenge of founding our children in the teaching of Christ."

          Today is a central day inside the week's agenda, when the National Appreciation Day takes place. The encounter will be carried out in Washington with a delegation of over 100 Catholic students, professors and parents, that will meet with congressional leaders willing to promote Catholic schools. Meanwhile, across the country, diocesan and school leaders will also meet with civic officials on this day to encourage supporters nationwide to showcase the great accomplishments and contributions of Catholic schools to the country.


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February 3, 1999       volume 10, no. 23
NEWS & VIEWS

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