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Courtship goes digital: Catholic spouses share stories of meeting online

Local couples say technology can help like-minded Catholics find each other Grace Turner | Special to The Michigan Catholic METRO DETROIT — While the traditions surrounding St. Valentine’s Day haven’t changed much over the years, one thing is for certain: meeting eligible Catholic singles isn’t as easy as it used to be. With a busier and busier…

Catholic Schools Week a chance to acknowledge those who selflessly serve

Brian Dougherty, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic As the annual Catholic Schools Week approaches, we are reminded that this is a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Over the past few years, I have used this opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments and achievements of our students, and again this year there have been many.…

St. Clair parish integrates homeschoolers within grade school program

Collaboration with local families contributes to evangelization, has mutual benefits Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic ST. CLAIR — Already in its second year, the homeschool program at St. Mary Parish and School in St. Clair continues to evolve under the guidance of its pastor, Fr. Michael Zuelch. With declining Catholic school enrollment throughout the…

Loyola’s ‘house’ point system fosters friendly competition, bonding

Grace Turner | Special to The Michigan Catholic DETROIT — A Catholic high school tucked away in a quiet corner of Detroit uses a competitive system that allows boys to help each other step into manhood. Loyola High School, an all-boys school, groups students into one of five “houses.” The houses — named after distinguished former leaders…

Group reveals the bigger world at Regina

Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic WARREN — Attending a Catholic school helps Morgan Nichol realize how fortunate she is, and she wants to give back by helping other children receive a good education, too. Morgan and approximately 30 other girls at Regina High School are part of Free the Children, an international organization focused…