There is nothing new under the sun! Everyday we hear of some new scandal or public failing. I’m sure they’ve always been happening it’s just that our modern news and social media cycles make it more obvious. What is strange is that for all its repetitiveness many of our social and political ‘leaders’ want us to believe that we can construct some kind of utopian society where these behaviours will cease to exist. (more…)
The Catholic Teacher and The Need For Courage
This week at Going Deeper we began the first in a two-part series on the need for the Catholic teacher to reflect upon the virtue of courage. You can see some of this week’s video at the bottom of this post.
After almost two decades involved with Catholic schools I’m coming to think that courage is increasingly becoming the rarest and simultaneously most important character trait we need to find in ourselves, encourage in our colleagues and mentor in young staff.
The argument that “I was born that way.” has a lot of currency in our current philosophical, political and sociological landscape. Unfortunately, no one gets off that easy….
In the 13th century St. Thomas Aquinas gave the Catholic tradition and through it the world arguably the most comprehensive development of the great Greek philosophical interest in virtues. (more…)
Being Catholic approached Dr. Gerard O’Shea, a long time Catholic principal who is now lecturing at the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, and asked him what he thought was distinctive about Catholic schools. (more…)