Catholic Schools Herald

Click on a headline below to read selected stories from the special Catholic Schools Herald section which appeared in the Nov. 14, 2009 issue of Arkansas Catholic.

The State of Catholic Schools 2009
Like around the country, Catholic school enrollment in the Diocese of Little Rock has been decreasing over the past 45 years.

Journalist returns to Catholic High School
When Kane Webb was a senior at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, he decided he had to be a sportswriter. In 1982 Webb’s English teacher, Keith Bersey, suggested he consider the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He did, and the decision was the start of his writing career. Webb spent most of the next 23 years writing sports, features and opinion pieces for newspapers, including the Arkansas Democrat, Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Business.

School board leadership strengthens all aspects of the school
The challenges for the future of Catholic school education call for new roles and strong leadership from lay members of school boards.

School witnessing power of prayer with traveling cross
When Patty O’Brien, Immaculate Conception School’s religion teacher, was trying to think of ways to encourage prayer among her students and their families, she remembered two, 10-inch pine crucifixes, affixed to pedestals, that Msgr. William Galvin, their former pastor, used to circulate to encourage families throughout the parish to pray for vocations.

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