Jan. 23, 2012: Celebrating Catholic Schools

The annual Catholic Schools Week Celebration kicks off with a rally at the state capitol to reaffirm Catholic education’s vital role in the Church and the community. Photo by Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN.

On this edition of The Bishop’s Hour, we talk to Sr. Marian Grace Brandt, SC, about her personal vocation story as well as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s impact on Catholic schools. Ambria Hammel, staff writer who specializes in reporting on Catholic education for The Catholic Sun Newspaper, reflects on what she sees in Catholic schools around the diocese. Kendra Krause, director of the Loyola Academy, gives us an update on the new program at Brophy College Preparatory. Debbie Georgianni brings us up to speed with what is happening at Immaculate Heart Radio. Finally Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted shares his reflection on “Jesus the teacher” and honors Catholic education.

The Bishop’s Hour is a program produced by and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, presenting Church news and theological reflections, discussing contemporary

issues facing today’s Catholics in Arizona, and featuring a weekly message from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. It airs each Monday at 10 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

The Bishop’s Hour is brought to you in part by our good friends at the non-profit Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Diocese of Phoenix and the Catholic Community Foundation. Music for The Bishop’s Hour courtesy of Carrick Ministries.

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