Who Supports the Needs of Children & Parental Rights?
by Joe Manzari
Every January 4 the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates the life and work of Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774–1821), the patron saint of Catholic schools. In 1975, under the authority of Pope Paul VI, Elizabeth Seton became the first native-born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Having a great concern for children who had a need for religious instruction but lacked educational opportunities, she started the first free Catholic school in America.
It was 200 years ago—March 25, 1809—that St. Elizabeth, looking to fully devote herself to the work of God, founded a teaching order and to . . .
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