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The best statistic of allMichael 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 ...

A shared reflection Michael Reardon

St. Mary's High School in Lynn recently invited me to participate in their Wednesday reflections program. First, I was honored to be asked. Second, I suggested that far better people existed to offer ...

The opportunity to achieve dreamsMichael Reardon

College drop off for the first time is a rite of passage for parents and children this time of year. It is something I experienced almost 30 years ago as a student and something I experienced for the ...

Doing the extraordinary in ordinary times Michael Reardon

As the world returns to a new normal, it will be a challenge for all of us to learn from the extraordinary times through which we have lived. In many ways, the liturgical calendar is a model for how to ...

Let us choose gratitudeMichael Reardon

During this last year, for so many families working hourly jobs, it was a simple equation: if mom doesn't go to work, mom doesn't get paid. This left students home alone to manage their schedules, internet ...

The doors will be unlocked Michael Reardon

Almost two months after Jesus' death, the disciples are still reeling from the death of their friend. They are unsure about their own safety and what lies ahead for them. They are exhausted from what ...

The Spirit is at work in our schoolsMichael Reardon

As we continue in the Easter Season, it is with a renewed hope that death is not the end and that we have been saved from our sins through Jesus's sacrifice. Many of us struggle to go from hope to faith, ...

We can act to give hope to others Michael Reardon

''I don't know how we will make it work." This phrase is a common one we hear at the Catholic Schools Foundation during our emergency fund process, especially this past year. Many families who work hard ...