Something From the Cardinal Egan School …

 Mars Global Surveyor image of Olympus Mons

… of pastoral mismanagement? And talk about tuition hikes, this is like ascending Olympus Mons. But there is a bright side: multilingual computer geeks who know about architecture and Judaism.

The academy is the brainchild of Catherine Hickey, the archdiocesan secretary for education. St. Joseph’s intends to blend classic humanities and Catholic tradition with the latest in technology.

Every classroom will have Internet access, students will learn Italian, French and Latin, art curriculum will include architecture and ancient Jewish songs, and history lessons will draw from the Old Testament.

I’m imagining there are some Greenwich Village Catholic parents who might like to send the archbishop to Mars straight away. 

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Something From the Cardinal Egan School …

  1. Gavin says:

    It sounds pretty nice to me. Obviously the school isn’t for the working class anymore. But hey, I’m not a parent.

    “It’s getting away completely from what I thought [the Catholic Church's] mission was – to educate people who don’t have that kind of money.”

    Really? Has this guy even heard of the Catholic Church??!

    Seriously, though, it seems to me that if parents have the money to send their children there, they will. If not, then the school will fail quickly. I’m assuming it does offer scholarships anyway. I recall my family got a few for attending the parish, being Catholic, etc.

    I know $25,000 is a lot. But, as my mother used to put it, “you just have to decide what’s important: having a new car each year or giving your children a quality education.”

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