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California bishops expect “robust future” for Catholic Schools
02/04/16
California bishops expect “robust future” for Catholic Schools

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) of Bishops released a statement that celebrates the rich history of these vital institutions and advocates for a concerted, collective effort from all Catholics to ensure that they serve generations of Californians to come. Catholic schools are an essential part of Californ...

OneLife LA Keynote Speaker Visits LA Catholic School Students
01/30/16
OneLife LA Keynote Speaker Visits LA Catholic School Students

A day before the OneLifeLA event on January 23rd, keynote speaker Nick Vujicic made a stop to speak to students at Bishop Amat High School. His two talks to grade school and high school students were live-streamed through the Department of Catholic Schools website to over 900 classrooms. Watch the video here.  Nick Vujicic is a particularly ...

Catholic Schools Week Open House
01/14/16
Catholic Schools Week Open House

As part of Catholic Schools Week (31 January - February 6), schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be hosting Open Houses. You can find the schools, dates and times below: Our Mother of Good Counsel School 4622 Ambrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 January 24, 2016 11:00 AM Saint Finbar 2120 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA...

Statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles regarding LAUSD School Closures
12/15/15
Statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles regarding LAUSD School Closures

The LAPD informed the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles this morning that there is no evidence at this time that the threat made against LAUSD applies to Catholic schools.  Catholic school principals will determine whether it is in the best interest of students, faculty and staff to close today.  Archdiocesan staff ...

Archbishop Gomez ‘Hangs Out’ with Catholic Students and Seminarians to Prepare for Papal Visit and Launch Expanded Catholic Education Online Presence
09/16/15
Archbishop Gomez ‘Hangs Out’ with Catholic Students and Seminarians to Prepare for Papal Visit and Launch Expanded Catholic Education Online Presence

First-Ever Back-to-School Google Hangout on Air by Archbishop Gomez Engaged Students and Seminarians in the Significance of the Canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra, Papal Visit and Celebrated Launch of New Websites for St. John’s Seminary, Catholic Schools, and Catholic Education Foundation Watch it now! [video][/video] As Cat...

Growth through Change
09/08/15
Growth through Change

Without change, there can be no growth. That simple statement communicates a lot but also causes tremendous anxiety in many people. Change may be a necessary requirement for growth but change is also difficult and unsettling. Human beings get used to order and a rhythm in their lives and, when that is disrupted, confusion and doubt can often result...

Are Catholic schools ready for innovation?
09/08/15
Are Catholic schools ready for innovation?

They had better be. Because our society thrives on innovation. A cell phone has a typical life span of two years before it’s superseded and obsolete. Netflix and other services introduce new video content all day, every day. Tweets and Facebook posts accumulate by the millisecond. Catholic schools are not intimidated, because innovation is par...

An Ignatian Approach to Common Core
09/08/15
An Ignatian Approach to Common Core

I love the World Cup. I downloaded the FIFA app to my iPad and followed the action every day. On the day of the US-Portugal match I was on a Southwest flight, tracking the status with the folks across the aisle. We cheered when the US was leading 2-1. We sighed when Portugal tied. As the pilot announced that we were cleared for takeoff, we felt bit...