Some time ago, a visitor to the Cousins Center and her daughter-in-law asked me about our philosophy of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. They also inquired about reference materials and resources they could access to learn more about why we do what we do in our schools. Although tempted to turn over various Church documents from my shelves or send them to our website, I stated simply, “We prepare students to be successful in life and to become saints.” The woman responded graciously, “Thank you. Truth is almost always that simple.” I’ve never forgotten that brief but profound conversation.
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