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The class of 2022Michael Reardon

Over the last few weeks and in the coming days, thousands of graduation exercises have and will occur. Graduation exercises are an important moment in life. Proud parents, grandparents, guardians, and ...

Freedom and hope Michael Reardon

Freedom. Jesus suffered his passion and death to free us from death and sin. As St. Paul writes, "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death" (Romans ...

A fair questionMichael Reardon

''Mike, don't take this the wrong way, but do you write your own material for The Pilot?" A question like this can go a lot of ways. Sheepishly, I replied, "I do, why?" There was a pause, ...

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Michael Reardon

In September 1989, when I entered Boston College High School as a freshman, great emphasis was placed on teaching me and my classmates certain Latin words and phrases: "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam," "Laus ...

A new look, a renewed commitmentMichael Reardon

Crisis creates clarity. Noise shifts to the background and the task at hand becomes obvious. This is certainly true in the case of Catholic education over these last two years. It has become quite clear ...

'Peace in our days' Michael Reardon

At Mass, after praying the Lord's Prayer, we hear, "Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and ...

Are we living with a generous heart?Michael Reardon

Generous donors help change the lives of thousands of students and families throughout greater Boston through their support of the Catholic Schools Foundation. Each one gives for their own reason, and ...

The best statistic of all Michael Reardon

It is open house season for private and Catholic high schools. Messages about academic excellence, superior college matriculation, amazing test scores and Advanced Placement courses offered are plastered ...