Voices

Mary McAuliffe is a second-year teaching fellow with the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University, a two-year service program in which fellows teach in Philadelphia Catholic schools.

Students at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. (Photo by Emily Zlevor, courtesy of Xavier High School. Provided to America Media by Mary McAuliffe.)
Faith Short Take
Mary McAuliffeNovember 22, 2019
The accusations of paganism and idolatry at the Synod on the Amazon sent a troubling message about the universality of the church, writes Mary McAuliffe, a teacher at a Jesuit school in the Pacific.
Programs in electricity, plumbing and other practical skills can allow students to get high-paying jobs immediately after high school graduation. In some cases, they earn enough to return to school. (iStock/Georgijevic)
Politics & Society Short Take
Mary McAuliffeJanuary 24, 2019
Catholic high schools should not be limited to the college-bound. In order to serve all communities, they must also serve students who wish to avoid college debt and to go straight into the workforce.