Paraclete HS teacher selected for Supreme Court Summer Institute

Rick McGuire, Paraclete High School instructor, will attend the Supreme Court Summer Institute this month.

Rick McGuire, Paraclete High School civics teacher, will travel to Washington D.C. this month to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education.

McGuire is among 60 teachers (and the only Catholic school teacher) selected to attend the Institute, co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court Cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methodology for conveying this information to students. Teachers will visit the Court to attend decisions and a reception. Upon returning home, teachers will be available to present workshops on the U.S. Supreme Court.

At Paraclete, McGuire also serves as moderator for the Mock Trial team and Lettermen’s Club, and has been head track coach since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in economics from Cal State Bakersfield.


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‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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January 31, 2015

  • Saturday, January 31

    Nine-Hour Novena and Mass, 6:45 a.m., Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Shermann Way, Winnetka. Sponsored by the Infant Jesus of Prague Apostolic Group. For more information, contact Leo, (818) 633-3926. www.IJPAG.com

    Nun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Race starts on Dover Ave. in Thousand Oaks. Registration $25-35 and includes Nun Run T-shirt and pancake breakfast. For more information, email events@sndca.org or visit www.sndca.org/nunrun.

    Charismatic Mass with Healing Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Strader.

     

     

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