October 1st eNewsletter

It’s now October!  Can you feel it?  Our focus is being divided into the myriad of different directions.  We’re entering the heart of a school year.  To that end, I’m going to present a smorgasbord of different articles in this “un-themed” newsletter.

My top 5:

  1. In the American Catholic News section, the first article is a blog post by Kathleen Porter-Magee, the Superintendent of New York City’s Partnership Schools. It’s encouraging, inspiring, and worth the read!
  2. the second article focuses on the Parish Consolidation plan in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The article illuminates trends that we are all confronting—fewer priests, fewer attendees, lower sacramental participation.  It’s a stark wake-up call.
  3. I love the stories surrounding Father Stanley Rother who was beatified last week.
  4. I have presented two articles on open-mindedness in the Leadership section. I encourage you to read them (with an open mind!).
  5. The fifth article in the Miscellaneous section is about how marriage has declined in popularity and practice.

Next week, I’ll be sharing the annual “Classroom Management” issue.  

In the American Catholic news section:

In the Leadership section:

In the Teaching & Instruction section:

In the Miscellaneous section: