Education has always been important to me. During my nearly three-decade career as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department, I was able to attend college, obtaining both an Associates Degree at the Community College of Philadelphia and a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Joseph's University. That dedication to education extended to my career. I … Continue reading FOP Lodge 5 supplemental college scholarship selection process
"See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ" ~ St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians (New Testament, Colossians 2:8) It's a question that does not have a simple answer: are Catholic schools … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Are Catholic Schools ‘Better’ Than Public?
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the other day that two of its long time iconic high schools, North Catholic and Cardinal Dougherty, would be closing at the end of the current school year. Reaction from students and their families at the two schools, each of which had once held the distinction of being the … Continue reading Low times for Catholic Highs
That is how long the typical student the world over will spend in their high school careers - two million minutes. Four years in the students life - do the math (assuming you know how.) It is also the name of a documentary film that asks a simple thought-provoking question that you might think you … Continue reading Two million minutes
I received some nice news in the mail yesterday, notification that I was named to the Dean's List at Saint Joseph's University for the Spring 2008 term. You get named to the list for being a senior and maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA. Right now in the summer term, I am attending a … Continue reading Making middle-aged academic progress