MADISON -- Catholic schools are making a difference in the world. Graduates of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Madison prove it.
According to Maryann Slater, principal of Blessed Sacrament School in Madison, Eileen Harrington is one such graduate "making a world of difference."
After Harrington graduated from Blessed Sacrament School in 1987, she attended Edgewood High School in Madison. She received a degree in biology and environmental studies from Macalester College; then she joined the Peace Corps in 1996. For the next four years, she trained rural teachers in Paraguay in environmental education and designed and directed environmental programs for schools and businesses.
While Harrington pursued a master's degree in environmental studies from York University in Toronto, her thesis project involved working with farmers, teachers, and students in Costa Rica, developing programs to promote shade and organic coffee in southern Costa Rica. Full Story ...
Camp Gray: A summer place equipping children for faith and fun
You might have heard the expression that with the right set of tools a person can fix anything.
Regardless of whether you are very handy or you require detailed instructions to operate a folding chair, there is a grain of wisdom in this saying. The right tools make a tough job possible and easier.
Camp Gray is dedicated to equipping children with emotional and spiritual tools they need in order to mature, make good decisions, and grow closer to God.
Combine this with some rip-roaring, foot-stomping, plain-old good times, and Camp Gray is the perfect mix of faith and fun. Campers get to participate in such activities as mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, and swimming all in the context of exploring themselves and their faith.
They are challenged to try new things and be adventurous in the midst of a supportive community. Full Story ...
Search engine: Now available on Catholic Herald Web site
MADISON -- A search engine is now operating on The Catholic Herald Online at www.madisoncatholicherald.org.
Located in the upper lefthand corner (above the main menu) of each page of the Web site, a search box allows users to type in key words that help them narrow down their searches for information.
Key words can bring up articles that have been posted on the Web site since Oct. 11, 2001, the date of the first issue of The Catholic Herald Online.
To use the search engine, click in the grey box with the words "Search this site," type in a word, and click "go." A list of items on The Catholic Herald Web site containing that word will appear.
A weekly search report shows how often the search capability is being used, said Chris Lee of Leemark Communications, who maintains The Catholic Herald Web site. Daily number of searches and most-often-searched-for words are among the data collected in the weekly search reports.
"It can give you an idea of what people are looking for," he told Catholic Herald staff. "It can help us consider how to lay out information to make it easy to find, and it can even give you story ideas."