Catholic high schools are privileged places of personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a unique environment for evangelization of questioning adolescents, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education said.

 “We cannot ignore the culture – the culture confronts us every day,” Spokane, Washington, Bishop Thomas Daly said. “In many ways, the times we live in are a greater challenge than the early Church.”

Addressing the largest gathering of Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic high school teachers since the onset of the pandemic, the former president, teacher and director of campus ministry of Marin Catholic High School said witness of faith throughout the entire school, not just by religion teachers, is critical.

“Jesus was compassionate always but he did not compromise,” Bishop Daly told the several hundred teachers gathered for the annual Catholic high school convocation, citing the story of the young man who went away sad when he asked what more he could do, and Jesus told him to sell all his possessions and follow him. “Jesus did not alter the message.”

Full story at Archdiocese of San Francisco.