Entries by David Cooley

Christ-centered: at school, and at home

By Kendra McGuire. Another summer has come and gone and we find ourselves quickly settling back into the school year routines. As we begin this new school year, our school communities share similar hopes and expectations. Our faculty, staff, parents, and students all long for a successful year with great growth in learning. We hope […]

Prayer and Gratitude will get you through school and life

By David Cooley. It’s that time of the year again that’s filled with both excitement and anxiety for students, teachers, and parents alike. For most of us the summer is already out of reach, but a new school year brings with it an opportunity for a fresh start and new adventures. Still, August and everything […]

Seeing and understanding

By David Cooley. In the 13th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew Jesus’ disciples ask him why he speaks to the people through parables. He answers: “… because they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.” (Matt 13:13) He goes on to explain that the people he is talking […]

Mother Teresa’s Toes

By Brad Torline. If you have never Googled Mother Teresa’s toes, do it. You’ll be shocked.  Gnarled, crooked and folded over each other, it’s a wonder she was able to stand on them at all. The story goes that she would rifle through all the shoes donated to the Missionaries of Charity and choose the […]

Catholic Schools — ‘What are you looking for?’

By David Cooley. There are three moments from the Gospels that I reflect on often. These are moments when Jesus turns to his disciples and asks them very poignant questions. These three questions from Jesus are meant for all of us and we should return to them often. The first question is: “Who do you […]

John Paul II and the Rhapsodic Theater

By David Cooley. The Church recently celebrated the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II on Oct. 22, which is the anniversary of the liturgical inauguration of his papacy in 1978. There is a story about John Paul II from when he was young man that I have always found inspiring. By the time […]