Summer Reading List
*Special note: Reading from Plutarch’s Lives can be found on the internet.
The start of a new tradition! HFA Rugby defeated The Summit (Fredericksburg), Benedictine Prep (Richmond), and a Front Royal squad to win the first Holy League Rugby 7’s Tournament. Go Vendeens!
Please join us for our Spring Open House on Sunday March 17 at 2:30 pm. Come see where daily Mass, the classics of Western Civilization, sacred music, classical drama, competitive athletics and family-friendly tuition form tomorrow’s Catholic leaders.
The HFA meetup spot for the March of Life is in front of the National Archives on Constitution between 1:00 & 1:30.
Our Fall Open House will be on Sunday Nov 18 at 2:30 pm.
Meet teachers, students and parents. Tour our beautiful 11-acre campus. See where daily Mass, the classics of Western Civilization, sacred music, classical drama, competitive athletics and family-friendly tuition form tomorrow’s Catholic leaders. RSVP to Admissions@holyfamilyacademy.net
An interesting movement on Twitter has been triggered by the arrogant and ignorant comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking about fertility rates in Africa at a Gates Foundation Conference in New York City, Macron sarcastically said, “Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children.”
In response, Dr. Catherine R. Pakaluk, a professor at the Catholic University of America, started the hashtag #PostcardsforMacron on Twitter and shared a photo of herself and six of her eight children. Pakaluk has a PhD from Harvard and is also step-mom to several more children since she married a widower.
Pakaluk’s hashtag has generated hundreds of other posts with the descriptions and photos of educated and accomplished moms with their beautiful families. In fact, it is just wonderful to scroll through all the beautiful pictures and descriptions that defy Macron’s ill-spoken comments.
Within the Holy Family community of families, there are scores of truly educated moms that have been blessed with many children. And for many the blessings are still coming!
As much fun as the #PostcardsforMacron hashtag has been, Macron’s comments were really about African women with little or no access to education. But even in this context, Macron’s attitude simply won’t allow for a culture that values children and large families.
In the end, it’s not about degrees or formal schooling. It’s about seeing through liberal lies and political correctness and being honest about true human flourishing, God’s plan for marriage and family and the inestimable blessings of children.