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Catholic schools teach students about faithful citizenship

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis, 9/16/13

After the divisive campaign season and on-the-edge-of-your-seat election night our country just experienced, it can be difficult, as a parent, to explain the complex world of politics to your child. That’s why it’s important to have support when it comes to some of life’s toughest questions. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lansing are dedicated to providing this support to parents.  

Our teachers and administrators know that the values promoted in our popular culture, communicated through nearly-constant media exposure, often conflict with the lessons you’re teaching at home.

They also share your concern about the influence of today’s culture on the values, character and faith of our children. 

That’s why we provide families an alternative – an educational environment built on the Gospel values of Jesus Christ.

This includes an alternative way to guide our students on how to exercise their rights and duties as participants in our democracy, and teach them, as the US Conference of Catholic Bishops urges, “about our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.”

If you are looking for a place where your child will learn to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue based on their intelligence and faith, we invite you to consider one of our 33 schools in the Diocese of Lansing, to help you provide an excellent education for your children, while instilling the values, character and faith you seek to promote.

Find a Catholic school near you today!

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St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School