THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REVIEW
The Ignatian Educator will explore the modern-day landscape of Catholic education through the events, themes and spiritual lessons that defined the life of St. Ignatius Loyola—from his collision with the cannonball to his companions in Rome.
This blog will consider the nature, mission and future of Catholic education at all levels. Just as St. Ignatius was intimately involved in the world, this blog will likewise consider the cultural and sociological factors that influence today’s students.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Oct 13 2014 - 11:42pm
0 commentsMatt EmersonIn "Chasing Middle-School Admissions Is Test for Parents," the Wall Street Journal reports on the rising competition for New York middle schools:
Oct 10 2014 - 5:18pm
0 commentsMatt EmersonSarah Pulliam Bailey of Religion News Service reports that a number of seminaries have been awarded grant money for the purpose of integrating more science into their academic programs. According to her article,
Oct 9 2014 - 11:58pm
0 commentsMatt EmersonI recently posted about the nature of gratitude, and soon after had the privilege of finding Jim Manney's short work A Simple Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Examen. There, Manney writes:
Oct 8 2014 - 11:37pm0 commentsMatt EmersonDavid W. Burcham, President of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the academic year. In a letter sent to members of the LMU community, he noted:
Oct 7 2014 - 11:19pm18 commentsMatt EmersonMy colleagues and I recently chatted about success in relation to alumni, namely, "What is it? How do we know that we"—meaning our school, a Jesuit college prep—has succeeded? Essentially: what evidence do we look for to reveal that a Xavier College Prep education (a Catholic, Jesuit education) has . . . worked, has been effective, has made a difference?
Oct 6 2014 - 9:13pm0 commentsMatt Emerson
On Oct. 3, 2014, Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., was inaugurated the President of Saint Louis University, the Jesuit university of St. Louis, Mo. (Full disclosure: I'm SLU, Class of 2004.)In his inaugural address, Dr. Pestello addressed "three critical questions" relating to the success of the University. The second of these concerned affordability:
Oct 3 2014 - 11:59pm0 commentsMatt Emerson
On the heels of "Noah" starring Russell Crowe, reports are surfacing about another famous Old Testament story that has captured the interest of Hollywood.
The story of the Exodus is coming to theaters. Deadline reports:
Fr. William B. Neenan, SJ., the beloved Boston College Jesuit who died last summer, was known for many things, including a list of book titles he annually compiled that became known as The Dean's List of Recommended Reading.
Long cherished among BC students and faculty, the Boston College Chronicle reports that Fr. Neenan completed one last list for 2014.
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