When my oldest son, Athanasius, was 11 years old, I took him to a baseball camp run by Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken. As we parents excitedly watched our children with visions ...Read More »
Why Home Schooling?
Father John Hardon, a highly respected Catholic theologian, now deceased and currently being considered for beatification, spoke to homeschooling parents at a conference. This is a selection of his comments. ...Read More »
Homeschooling: A Teenager’s Point of View
by Jacquelyn Chausse I never knew how much I didn’t know until I was homeschooled. I have been an “A-B” student since kindergarten, and I have attended private schools since ...Read More »
Why Should I Go to Church?
Why can’t I just pray at home? God is everywhere, so why can’t I go out in the woods and worship there? I don’t need to go to Church and have people telling me what to do. I have the Bible. All the rules are in there.”Read More »
Learning from History
My two previous columns (available in the online newsletter archive) gave a brief history of the rise, and sadly the partial decline, of Catholic education in the United States. To ...Read More »
How Parish Schools Led to Catholic Homeschooling
Ginny Seuffert explores the somewhat surprising history of the beginning of Catholic homeschooling, and its birth in the fading of parochial schools.Read More »
Is Homeschooling Always Sunshine & Flowers? Let’s Get Real.
Ginny Seuffert knows well how tough life can be for homeschoolers. When she recalls what she's achieving, & the history behind it all, she gears up again!Read More »
Homeschooled High Schoolers in College: Recipe for Failure?
Dr. Clark, I hope you don’t mind that I’m emailing you directly, but I wanted to reach out to you, as head of Seton, to tell you a little bit ...Read More »
The following is a brief part of a speech the late Dr. William Marra gave in Toronto in 1993. In homeschooling, aim at a certain academic excellence. I claim that ...Read More »
Why Should I Study That?
We sometimes receive calls asking “Why should I study Algebra? I’ll never use it again,” or “Why should I study literature? There’s nothing practical in it,” or “Why should I ...Read More »
The home schooling apostolate is a truly counter cultural movement, a contradiction to the current self-obsessed culture. The home schooling apostolate is evidence of an attitude of service to others ...Read More »
Reflections on St. Paul
I spoke to the mother of a large family the other day who told me she dreads the beginning of the school year. Although she has been teaching her children ...Read More »
Gender and Homeschooling
Figures released by the United States Department of Education show the changing face of home education in the country. One attention-grabbing statistic shows the number of home-schooled children in the ...Read More »
Dr. William Marra on Home Schooling
In homeschooling, aim at certain academic excellence. I claim that is the bonus that is always thrown in. If you seek first to defer harm, if secondly you permeate the ...Read More »
The Primary Apostolate
No one will be saved unless he practices the Charity of sharing the Faith with others. Parents have the principal responsibility to share the Faith with their children. The purpose ...Read More »
It’s Nice to Share
To steal a phrase from Charles Dickens, for the Catholic Church the beginning of the Third Millennium is the best of times and the worst of times. On one hand, ...Read More »
Rome on Parental Rights in Religious Education
Seton shares how parents have the right to prepare their own children to receive the sacraments, and resources to help them.Read More »