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St. Thomas More founders celebrate 16 years, see bright future in Magnolia

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Dialog reporter

 

MAGNOLIA — The seeds for St. Thomas More Academy were planted more than 25 years ago, shortly after Holy Cross High School closed in 1987. That was a decade or more before almost all of the current students were born.

The present was connected with the past on Oct. 23 as several of those responsible for STMA’s existence returned for a Founders Day Mass with Bishop Malooly and to share the story of how St. Thomas More came to be. The only Catholic high school south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal has made great strides since opening in 1998, when 17 sophomores and 34 freshmen composed the student body. Read more »

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Business leaders talk ways to be Catholic at the office

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Catholic News Service

 

Venture capitalist Frank Hanna believes that just because he’s a Catholic business owner, his faith and values don’t have to be checked at the office door.

Catholic virtue and a deep feeling of solidarity with colleagues, customers and poor people around the world guide his decision-making to, as Hanna puts it, help humanity flourish.

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Vikings’ teacher visits Rwanda for CRS

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Dialog reporter

 

Teacher and youth minister visits African nation 20 years after the genocide that left 800,000 dead

 

WILMINGTON – Citizens in Rwanda could teach the local population something about conflict resolution, according to a St. Elizabeth High School teacher who visited the east African country in August.

Melissa Pollio traveled to Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services, one of 12 people from across the country and the only delegate from the Diocese of Wilmington. It was part of a CRS program, “Called to Witness,” which brings youth leaders to a developing country. Pollio is also the youth minister at St. Elizabeth Parish. The point of the trip is immersion, not service, where the delegates study what the country does for and with its young people. Read more »

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Holy Cross adds a chapel, relocates the library

September 9th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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Dialog reporter

 

DOVER – Holy Cross School has taken  an available classroom on its multi-building campus in Dover and transformed it into a chapel for individual class liturgies or other services.

Holy Cross principal Haydee Rosario said the chapel came about after discussions by school officials and parish priests. The school had room in its junior high school building after some grades were consolidated from three sections into two. Read more »

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A message from the superintendent: Four vocabulary words for the new Catholic school year

September 7th, 2014 Posted in Education and Careers Tags: ,

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The weekly spelling test was a staple of my elementary school career. In preparation for the written assessment, the teacher lined us around the classroom, presented a word to be spelled, and, if spelled correctly, offered an opportunity for an extra point for either the  boys’ or the  girls’ team, if the word could be defined and used in a sentence.

As we begin a new school year, a slightly modified procedure was used at Spirituality Day, the annual convocation with Bishop Malooly celebrating Mass, a presentation by a keynote speaker (Dr. Robert Wicks this year), and remarks by the superintendent. Read more »

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Teaching about two men named Francis

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Staff reporter

 

Padua Academy course examines impact of Saints Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi

 

WILMINGTON – Padua Academy is offering two classes for the first time this fall that demonstrate, in very different ways, the school’s commitment to its mission. “Two Men Named Francis” will explore the men (and women) whose spirituality permeates the building, while “sports medicine” is designed to give students hands-on experience in a popular medical field.

“Two Men Named Francis” – not, by the way, Pope Francis and Bishop Malooly – will examine Padua’s patron saints, Francis de Sales and Francis of Assisi, whose influence is felt throughout the building. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at St. Anthony of Padua Parish built the school, which still falls under the parish’s governance, and there has been a heavy Franciscan flavor to Padua, thanks in part to past faculty members. St. Francis de Sales is also the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. Read more »

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Salisbury campus minister is also youth leader at parish

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For The Dialog

 

SALISBURY, Md. – The new campus minister to Salisbury University is no stranger to either academic life or the campus here.

She is Nicole Long, who will double as youth minister at St. Francis de Sales Parish about one and a half miles from the Campus Catholic Ministry house. She grew up in Salisbury as a St. Francis de Sales parishioner, received her undergraduate degree from Salisbury University, and later earned two master’s degrees. Read more »

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Rocket girls: Ursuline summer camp brings together girls who share interest in fields traditionally staffed by men

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Staff reporter

 

WILMINGTON — With the Wilmington skyline just a mile or so away, 16 sixth- through eighth-grade girls, a high school senior and two teachers prepared to launch a series of water rockets in the field next to the reservoir behind Ursuline Academy. The teachers, Amanda Williams and Alicia Burd, took care of the launches while the students stood some 30 meters away measuring the heights and flight durations of the rockets.

The girls were part of Ursuline’s second annual STEAM Summer Scholars’ Academy, learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Read more »

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Citing Marianist mission, University of Dayton divests from fossil fuel

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Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ohio’s Marianist-run University of Dayton plans to divest from fossil fuel companies in an effort to more closely follow the order’s charism and church teaching on the environment.

In a June 23 announcement, the university said the decision came in a unanimous board of trustees vote May 15. The university is believed to be the first Catholic institution of higher education to divest from coal, oil and natural gas industries. Read more »

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Ursuline wins Superstars in Education award

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy has been recognized as a 2014 Superstars in Education award winner for technology by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership Inc. The school was cited for its one-to-one laptop program and is the only private school to receive the designation in the technology category.

Superstars in Education is a statewide program that “recognizes Delaware educators who have implemented and sustained best teaching practices and unique educational programs that have contributed to improved student skill development and increased academic achievement,” according to Ursuline. Read more »

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