St. Thomas More: A man for our season

Fr. Paul Scalia | For the Catholic Herald

The patron saint of the Arlington Diocese is St. Thomas More - a 16th-century writer, philosopher, lawyer, chancellor of England and martyr. This saint of the public square serves as an apt model for our diocese, so close to the nation's capital, and apt as well for the Church's current conflict with the administration. The crisis of his times, and his handling of it, are instructive for us in this present crisis.

School reflects values of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

HELEN JAHN | Special to the Catholic Herald

In 1810, Elizabeth Ann Seton did something completely unthinkable for women at the time. She founded the first free Catholic school for girls in the United States, in the rural town of Emmitsburg, Md. Girls whose families couldn't afford an education now had a chance to learn.