The Importance of Catholic Education According to a Seminarian

“Catholic education was always just normal for me. It wouldn’t be until I went to college that I realized the beauty of my Catholic education and how much of a treasure it is for me, even to this day. Due to my Catholic education, I got to be with priests and see that they are just ordinary men doing amazing things. The knowledge I gained from my Catholic education is extraordinary! I even used it this past summer teaching Totus Tuus. My faith was deepened so much via the education I received in my Catholic schools. The faith is just one aspect of Catholic education, but what is often neglected is the loving environment that one is put in. I can say that being nurtured in this environment, I was allowed to grow, flourish, and be me. The teachers are the greatest, and the kindness they show to each kid is similar to a parent and a child. There are only so few words in this world that I could even use to express my gratitude for being raised in Catholic schools. I could honestly say today that without Catholic education, there would be no way I would be where I am at today.”

-Seminarian Nicholas Paltz

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Nicholas Paltz is a former student at East Catholic in Hartington, Nebraska, and we can’t thank him enough for sharing his support of our mission to create disciples and leaders. The future of the Archdiocese of Omaha is bright!

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