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Making Christmas New—The Old-Fashioned Way

Making Christmas New—The Old-Fashioned Way

~ by Fr. Chris Marchand ~An underlying concern lies at the heart of how we go about our annual Christmas customs: how do we pass meaningful traditions down to our children? Indeed, in many ways children are the primary consideration behind nearly all our Christmas...

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From Slander to Sanctity

From Slander to Sanctity

~ by Phaedra Shaltanis ~ Our culture is suffering a grave injustice, and I’m distressed about the effects it’s having on us. For months we’ve been nearly smothered by conflicting reports on public health, political intentions, and social justice. Polite disagreement...

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Parallels of Writing and a Pursuit of Justice

Parallels of Writing and a Pursuit of Justice

~ by Amy Morgan ~ In his book The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper shares Plato’s definition of Justice as “the virtue which enables man to give to each one what is his due” (Pieper 44).  Pieper later paraphrases Thomas Aquinas’s explanation that justice assumes...

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Wonder and Piety as the Basis of a Liberal Arts Education

Wonder and Piety as the Basis of a Liberal Arts Education

~ by Lylah Molnar ~Yesterday my husband and I, who are both teachers, were pondering how much having a child changes our perspective on the way children learn.  Though we are both familiar with the latest research on how to motivate and teach students, there is...

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The Just Educator

The Just Educator

~ by Joanne Schinstock ~ In the well-known story of the Prodigal Son, a son asks for his inheritance and then rejects his father by leaving home to waste it all. He is impious, but in an act of justice, he receives what is owed him-- the slop with the pigs. Then he...

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Justice, Holiness and the Canterbury House of Studies

Justice, Holiness and the Canterbury House of Studies

~ by Rhea Bright ~Before ever there were books of philosophy or psychology or self-help, there was a man on the streets of ancient Athens asking questions about what we might call “the good life”. One of his followers, known to posterity simply as Plato, wrote the...

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Education as Soulcraft

Education as Soulcraft

~ by Joelle Hodge ~Classical education is about formation, about shaping the loves of our students, and ultimately giving them the tools to find their way to the Father. John 14:6 says, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through...

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Welcome to the Great Hall @ Scholé Academy

Welcome to the Great Hall @ Scholé Academy

~ by Joelle Hodge and Jesse Hake ~Our Scholé Academy community (to include St. Raphael School and our new Canterbury House of Studies) has become a patchwork of individuals, stitched together by the common threads of classical education. It reflects what we see across...

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Inhabiting a language: Latin via the Direct Method

Inhabiting a language: Latin via the Direct Method

~ by Maria Overy ~A most famous English philologist by the name of J. R. R. Tolkien, wrote, spoke, and imagined with a language of his own invention. For Tolkien, the invention of a language was a prerequisite for the creation of a world: ‘The invention of languages...

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Prudence: A Virtue by Another Name Smells just as Sweet

Prudence: A Virtue by Another Name Smells just as Sweet

~ by Fr. Noah Bushelli ~Prudence was definitely not in my lexicon growing up without Christ in the public school system.  Though I did implicitly learn many virtues, those traditional words were eschewed by the progressives engineering the train-wreck that...

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For Whom is Classical Education Intended?

For Whom is Classical Education Intended?

~ by Dr. Amy Richards ~Is classical education only for the most academically gifted students? Often, we associate classical education with a rigorous academic program for the brightest students. We might suppose that classical education’s purpose is to expose these...

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The Blessings of Being a Missionary Kid

The Blessings of Being a Missionary Kid

~ by Grace Nelson ~In Ghana, where I have lived as a missionary kid since 2015, my family is working with the Rafiki Foundation, a non-profit organization, helping Africans: “know God and raise their standard of living” in 10 of the poorest English speaking countries...

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Prudence in Writing

Prudence in Writing

~by Joanne Schinstock~In last month’s blog post, Mr. Eddie Kotynski wrote that “a prudent person can discern what ideas and acts conform to reality and which do not.”. Looking back on the last 3 years of teaching the Writing & Rhetoric series, I recall one story...

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