Bonus Podcast: Conversation with Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, the Vatican’s Prefect of the Congregation of Catholic Education, joins Dr. Tim Uhl and Dr. Tom Burnford, President/CEO of NCEA, on the Catholic School Matters podcast from the NCEA’s annual Convention & Expo in Cincinnati.  He discusses the purpose of the Congregation for Catholic Education and his background and contributions to Catholic schools.

The following questions will be discussed throughout the podcast:

  1. We are honored that you’ve joined us in Cincinnati.  Why did you decide to come here?
  2. What is your background in Catholic schools before you became a bishop?
  3. How did you come to be the head of the Congregation of Catholic Education?
  4. What is the purpose of the Congregation?
  5. In your view, how are American Catholic schools different than the rest of the world?
  6. What are the common challenges?
  7. Last spring, the Congregation came out with “Educating to Fraternal Humanism.”  What was the purpose of that document?
  8. How does a document like that come about?
  9. It seems like many of us here in the US are still trying to absorb “Joy of the Gospel” and “Amoris Laetitia” not to mention “Laudato Si.”  How do you see “Educating to Fraternal Humanism” fitting in to Pope Francis’s message?
  10. Any parting words to our American Catholic teachers and administrators?

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