national catholic education association

Catholic education a family environment for faith formation, says Duchesne student ambassador

Sarah Jenkins, left, a Duchesne High School senior, will be the only student participant in a panel discussion on the state of Catholic education at the 2017 Convention and Expo of the National Catholic Educational Association. More than 8,000 educators and leaders are expected to attend.

This week when many Catholic schools will be off for Easter/spring break, Sarah Jenkins will be sitting shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in Catholic education.

Jenkins, a senior at Duchesne High School in St. Charles, was tapped to speak at a panel discussion at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo, taking place in St. Louis April 18-20. More than 8,000 attendees from across the United States and Canada are expected at the America's Center Downtown this week for an exchange of ideas and professional development opportunities.

Exiting comfort zone builds Catholic identity, character

Vianney High School principal Tim Dilg selfied with seniors before a school awards assembly Jan. 27. In a recent article about social media, Dilg wrote that it “gives us an unharnessed avenue to increase our audience and amplify the volume on the mission and works of our schools.” He is among seven educators to receive the Excellence in Education Award from the National Catholic Education Association.

On the first day of school back in August, freshmen quickly learned what their upper-class compatriots already knew about St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood.

High school, particularly the Vianney version of high school, would be a little bit different than they might have expected. Definitely not all work and no play.

Principal Tim Dilg told them as much as he held forth in school's activities room, addressing students while faculty and staff nervously awaited behind him -- both in front of the stage and on it.

NCEA hears that the new evangelization turns church to Jesus' good news

Catholic educators from across the U.S. April 22 walked through the exhibition area at the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention in Pittsburgh April 22-24.

PITTSBURGH -- The new evangelization is not a new Gospel, but refocuses the faithful on the good news of Jesus and involves the renewal of faith and the willingness to share it, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington told the National Catholic Education Association.

"We bring a fuller vision," Cardinal Wuerl said of the Catholic faith during his keynote address at NCEA's annual convention. "We need to admit that and be proud of it."

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