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Pediatrician who exposed Flint water crisis honored at Clawson school

CLAWSON — The pediatrician who brought the height of the Flint water crisis to the forefront of state and national political leaders was honored Feb. 1 by the local Catholic school from which she graduated. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha returned to Guardian Angels School in Clawson to receive the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award from Guardian Angels’ pastor,…

Catholic schools expand preschool options, citing increased demand

METRO DETROIT — If the future of Catholic education starts with the youngest of Catholic students, then the future is bright in the Archdiocese of Detroit. With increased demand and a growing awareness of the benefits of beginning Catholic education at a young age, several archdiocesan schools have recently added or expanded preschool programs, citing the…

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.…

At area Catholic schools, the Latin language is very much alive

Critical thinking, real-world applications and liturgical connections drive educators’ approach METRO DETROIT — On the final day of school before the Christmas break, the halls of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy were filled with the sound of students singing Christmas carols — in Latin. It’s a festive application of curriculum that John Feeney,…