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‘This Little Heart of Mine’: Education in the Catholic Tradition


What is it that characterizes a Catholic school? What is essential in such a school? What is it that marks it out? These are important foundational questions in understanding the activity, the structures, and the expectations that go with faith schools. There is much that might be said in response to these questions. I’d like to explore what I believe to be not only the heart of a Catholic school, but that which characterizes its essential contribution to contemporary culture.

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