“It is no exaggeration to say that providing young people with a sound education in the faith represents the most urgent internal challenge facing the Catholic community in your country.”
These words were spoken by Pope Benedict XVI in a speech to certain U.S. Bishops during a visit to Rome. Bishop Wall was present for the speech, and brought the spirit of the pontiff’s words back with him to the Diocese of Gallup.
As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2018, this episode reflects on the challenging and abiding call of the Church in saturating the faith in all aspects of Catholic education.
1:05 – What is Catholic Schools Week?
04:34 – Bishop Wall’s 2012 meeting with Pope Benedict
06:40 – Catholic education must evangelize in all subjects
08:54: The intellectual richness and radical demands” of the Catholic faith
12:30 – Bringing the words of Pope Benedict back to the Dicoese of Gallup
14:00 – Bishop Wall’s annual visit to schools throughout the Diocese
16:00 – Annual student essay contest
17:30 – Bishop Wall’s biggest priority for catholic schools
18:43 – Want to become better acquainted with the published works of Pope Benedict? Bishop Wall recommends starting here
19:50 – Why consider Catholic schools?