by Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.
Just after his installation as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education for the Holy See, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi oversaw the Vatican’s World Congress on Education. I was a participant and spoke to his Eminence about the renewal of education in America—and in particular about our efforts to create textbooks once again for Catholic schools.

He lauded the good news and said of our textbooks, having perused one volume, “This is important work!” I was obviously (more…)

1By Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.

Parents want to choose Catholic education for the religious and moral tethering it can provide their children in a world that often seems bereft of meaning…

A few years ago, I met Samuel Casey Carter at an event promoting a charter school network. At the time, Carter had just been hired by Archbishop Charles Chaput to join him in an effort to renew the Catholic high schools in Philadelphia, where scores of schools were closing for lack of students and money.

Carter was called in to help renew and rebuild the nation’s oldest Catholic school system that was in deep crisis, and to (more…)


ICE_Award-2017-imageWe think these tips could help your school win $1,000.  As you know, Catholic Textbook Project is a proud sponsor of one of the Innovation in Catholic Education (ICE) Awards, which are coordinated by Today’s Catholic Teacher at the NCEA Convention.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 18, 2017.  YES, your school COULD WIN $1,000!!… and we think these tips will help give your school an edge in winning the (more…)