How Well Do You Know the Class of 2023?

How Well Do You Know the Freshman Class of 2023? Every year, the Mindset list is published about the incoming college freshman. It began as a project to prepare college… Read More

A Prayer for the First Week of School

Master and Teacher, Bless the students who will have trouble settling down this week, whose minds are still at the beach or at grandma’s swimming pool, or the amusement park… Read More

Conversations About Race: Read

Below are some resources compiled by The Leadership Institute for discussing race and racism. When using these books or movies, adults should be cautious to avoid projecting their own experiences… Read More

Conversations About Race: Watch

Movies Adults (and families with older teens) Do The Right Thing (1989) Quintessential movie about police brutality. Fruitvale Station (2013) The story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old… Read More

Conversations About Race: Listen

 Other Great Podcasts Floodlines from The Atlantic An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with… Read More

The New Battle: Parents and Screen Time

Now that we are securely ensconced in summer, the battle between parents and children over how much time kids spend on their devices has taken on a new dimension –… Read More

Summer Reading for Catholics

Every summer since eighth grade, I have read Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. I am also a big fan of CS Lewis and poetry by Whitman, Dickinson,… Read More

Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass

“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More

The Role of the Laity in the Church

That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More

Hope for a Reimagined Future

One of the hardest working groups of people in the Catholic Church today are the men and women who serve as directors or coordinators of religious education. Some of my… Read More

Summer of Saintliness Poster

As you know, each Lent and Advent, The Leadership Institute provides catechetical posters for anyone who requests them. This year, we are introducing a poster to encourage families and young… Read More