A Catholic High School where holiness is growing

For the past 5 months I have been teaching Juniors and Seniors ‘Morality and Theology of the Body’, at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  I have taught in Catholic High Schools before, but this is the only one I believe has a fighting chance to not be absorbed into the Culture of Death as so many others have. Having worked as an assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools on an Archdiocesan level, I have seen the full spectrum; teachers living the faith with dynamic orthodoxy, and teachers living with their same sex partners.

JSerra is working for a couple of reasons:

For the most part the people who call themselves Catholic actually believe what the Catholic Church teaches.

There is a high percentage of students from evangelical churches in the area (Orange County = Saddleback, Mariners, Calvary Chapel)

Weekly all school Mass.

Weekly time spent in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel for each and every religion class.

And the fact that, at the centerpiece of the student quad stands this Saint: jpii


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