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True Love Means Teaching Literacy Interventions

on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.

By: Clare Wojda (ACE 23, Corpus Christi)

I’m taking a course called “Culturally Responsive Teaching,” and it’s rocking my world. People throw around the phrase “life changing” all too frequently, but this one makes the cut. I moved back into my parents’ house this year, and I can tell you that my family hears a whole lot about the Second Beatitude when I come home from class weeping about the ways we as Americans, both intentionally and unintentionally, hurt the students of color we teach. I am particularly interested in my place in all of this.

Press Play: Dr. Melodie Wyttenbach

Audrey Scott on Monday, 08 April 2019.

Press Play Alliance for Catholic Education

Welcome back to Press Play, ACE’s new segment highlighting the latest and greatest publications coming out of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Consider this part of the newsletter a movie trailer for the literary world.

Spoiler Alert: We look forward to sharing a bit about the book and its author—just enough to pique your interest—then we’ll race you to the bookstore.

See you on the last page!

2019 Lenten Reflections - 5th Sunday of Lent

Fr. Lou DelFra, C.S.C. on Sunday, 07 April 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

In this Sunday’s Gospel, a woman is caught breaking the sixth commandment, and John the Evangelist offers us the rather odd detail that, in response to the Pharisees’ questions as to what should be done to her, Jesus simply hunches over and begins to write in the ground with his finger.

2019 Lenten Reflections - 4th Sunday of Lent

Kate Schuenke-Lucien M.A., Ph.D. Candidate on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

The Gospel reading for this 4th Sunday of Lent, the parable of the prodigal son, is likely familiar.

A son leaves home, squanders his inheritance, and returns in shame to the unexpected and infinitely gracious embrace of his father. Against the protests of his loyal son who’s worked at his side all the years his younger brother was partying, the father plans a lavish feast to welcome his lost son home.

2019 Lenten Reflections - 3rd Sunday of Lent

Erin Newkirk Will Newkirk on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

Read this Sunday's Gospel

In the Gospel on this Third Sunday of Lent we hear a parable in which a wealthy landowner is disgusted with a fig tree repeatedly failing to bear fruit. Outraged, the man demands that his gardener cut down the tree. The gardener, however, pleads with his supervisor, believing another year of cultivation will help the frail fig tree flourish.