Catholic School Principal: Why I Encourage Others To Join the Women of Grace Study Program

Joni Duos

Mrs. Joni Duos, Principal, Our Lady of Fatima School, Lafayette, LA

As a Catholic school Principal of 930 students, my life is very busy but I get to be part of an all girls catholic school and that’s an amazing thing. As a mother of two children and 4 grandchildren, my life is full of activity. As a wife, sister and daughter, my life is full of obligations. Time is scarce, energy is never enough and my rope of life seems to want to unravel quite often! Read the rest…

Back to School Novena

If you watch the evening news, you surely caught wind of the story of a 17 year old high school student who evidently planned to kill 32 people at Freedom High School, which is located right here in the Tampa Bay Area, where our offices are located.  Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor  said that authorities found pipe bomb-making materials and a manifesto containing the student’s  minute-by-minute plan for the massacre, in which he detailed each murder he intended to commit. 

Needless to say, parents, teachers, and students in Tampa and around the country were shocked and worried.  If that weren’t enough, just days later, a teacher from the same high school was accused of having sex with a 16 year old student at the school. 

Both of these stories are very disturbing.  I believe that we are only seeing the tip of the iceburg and that as economic and social conditions worsen, we will be the unfortunate witnesses of these societal ills which are rooted in the loss of respect for the human person and human sexuality, the degeneration of marriage and family life, and a general loss of morality.  These are the plagues of our time. Read the rest…

School Relies on Psychic as Evidence of Sexual Abuse

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

(June 19, 2008) An Ontario woman was shocked when school officials told her they had evidence her autistic daughter was being sexually abused. But her shock turned to outrage when they said their evidence was based on information given to a teacher’s aide by a local psychic. Read the rest…