This summer I was afforded to the opportunity to visit my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. While on campus I came across this sign:
OUR VISION - "To build a great Catholic univeristy for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world." - Rev. John L. Jenkins, C.S.C.
I was struck by the statement "To build a great Catholic university for the 21st century" and saw its application in the wider field of all Catholic education. Shouldn't all Catholic schools, including PreK-12, be emboldened to be great for the 21st century? And shouldn't we, as educators and administrators in Catholic schools, be preparing our 21st century students for the 21st century and beyond?