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August 12, 2018

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This week I had wanted to be able to tell you about the National Catholic Classical Schools Conference which I attended recently at Catholic University along with our new Headmaster, Jeff Presberg. The Institute for Classical Liberal Education (ICLE) put on the event and even included our very own Michael Ortner as one of the plenary speakers. An article about it and us recently appeared in the Arlington Catholic Herald. It was a great week.

The Herald went to press just a day too early to be able to include the news that Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services for the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, has just been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Mary Pat was the founding Headmaster of St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Maryland, when it made its now famous move to a classical curriculum. I could not be more encouraged by the USCCB having hired her.

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August 5, 2018

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Thank you all for your responses to the call for alternate signs for our Beloved parking lot.

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July 29, 2018

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Do you also think we can do better than these three traffic signs in The Beloved parking lot? We still have cars cutting through the parking lot to avoid the stoplight. That does not bother me so much. Their doing so at high speed bothers me. Speed bumps will help curb that problem.

Sometimes we just have cars and trucks come up the driveway only to turn around in front of the school.

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July 22, 2018

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Did you know that the World Health Organization in 2005 declared the combined hormonal contraceptive to be a group 1 carcinogen and "a known and probably cancercausing agent to humans"? But that is not why it is wrong but it should make you want to learn more.

This coming Wednesday is the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the encyclical letter published by Pope Paul VI. Please read the original document and, just as importantly, read those who can help you understand it.

Until my second year of the seminary when I heard the lecture "Contraception, Why Not?" by the professor Janet Smith, I acknowledged this teaching of the Church but did not understand its necessity. God bless the benefactor who sent an audio tape for each of the seminarians.

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July 15, 2018

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Even though you might prefer a hiatus from matters sacramental, theological and moral in view of the All-Star break...

we know that the forces of evil do not take a break from sewing confusion and discouragement.

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