A forum of Catholic Thought

True servant leadersKathy Mears

Service is at the heart of Catholic education. Without servant leaders in the classrooms and hallways of our schools, we would fail in our quest to develop saints and scholars.Recently we celebrated National ...

Achieving more with partners throughout the archdiocese Kathy Mears

Have you seen the acronym for TEAM? Together Everyone Achieves More? In the Catholic Schools Office, we believe that to be true and based on that belief, building partnerships with others is a priority. Our ...

Are Catholic schools 'worth it'?Kathy Mears

2017 is here and it came with many resolutions from many people! I was like many and thought about what I should resolve to do. The usual list of losing weight and disengaging from technology are always ...

How to keep Christ at the center of the season Kathy Mears

When our son was born and about to celebrate his first Christmas, I found myself wanting to buy him lots of gifts. The practical side of me, however, realized quickly that it did not make sense, because ...

Catholic schools and vocationsKathy Mears

Three of my sisters attended private Catholic boarding school for their high school education. By the time that it became my turn to attend, the school was adopting to better meet their community's needs ...

Celebrating our priests for their support of Catholic education Kathy Mears

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, so it seems like a great opportunity to highlight some of the wonderful priests who support Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Boston. Cardinal Sean is our ...

Three goals, countless dreamsKathy Mears

''Do not be content with what you are, if you want to become what you are not yet. For where you have grown pleased with yourself, there you will remain. But if you say, 'that's enough,' you are finished. ...

Peering into 2020 Kathy Mears

Recently, I read an article that included a list of things that will NOT be in schools by 2020. Included on the very eclectic list were traditional libraries, students' cell phones in a basket on a teacher's ...