CATHOLIC STUDENTS HIGH ON ENTHUSIASM FOR OBAMA INAUGURAL
Catholic schools across the nation will be celebrating the historic inaugural of Barack Obama this Tuesday. Thousands of Catholic school students are travelling to Washington, DC to participate. Others are sponsoring local celebrations.
Karen Rusche, principal of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic school in Cincinnati, decided that the inaugural was of such historic import that her eighth graders would interrupt a spiritual retreat to watch it on TV.
“We don’t want to see it on a rerun,” Ms. Rusche said. “We want to be witnesses to the historical moment.”
Archdiocese of Washington schools have declared Inauguration Day an official holiday. Some parishes are planning special Masses of Thanksgiving.