What does it mean to be a 'good' Catholic school?

At The Catholic Thing, writer and philosopher Daniel McInerny recently offered thoughts for parents and students for the upcoming academic year. Titled, "The College Orientation Talk You'll Never Hear," McInerny honed in on what it means for a Catholic school to be called "good":

It’s common to hear talk of this or that institution being a “good school.” But what is the definition of a “good school”? In the Catholic sense, a good school is one in which Catholic truth is the animating spirit of the curriculum and the faculty, in which all studies are ordered in very practical ways to the disciplines of philosophy and theology, and where the intellectual diversity of the faculty is unified by a common understanding of the dignity of the human person and the person’s ability to know reality. 

 

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