Bishop Olmsted Makes Winning Case for Catholic Education
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has issued a clarion call for Catholic education that focuses on its central mission: the evangelization of young people.
“The most loving thing a Catholic school can do is to share with each person the living Jesus Christ,” Bishop Olmsted writes in a recently published apostolic letter.
Promulgated on March 3, the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, Bishop Olmstead’s letter “Evangelizing through Catholic Schools” identifies five ways Catholic schools assist the Church’s mission of evangelization:
to be a place of encounter with the living Jesus Christ,
to be places of Spirit-filled community,
to impart a Catholic