Get insight and information from top Bishop Lynch High School leaders each month via both a president’s message and a principal’s message. These monthly columns will give you a glimpse into the what, why and how of the school.
In the wake of the alarming political and social events of the last several weeks, I cannot help but wonder if both the adults and students in our community see these unsettling events as just one more crisis in a continuously unfolding series of crises over the last 12 months. I believe one risk facing our society is desensitization to crisis. Confronted with a daily barrage of bad news, upsetting images, and tempting one-line solutions to complex problems, we must be deliberate about safeguarding our ability to show empathy to others. In addition, we must not lose our ability to think deeply about these issues that threaten so much of what our society holds dear. The centuries-old approach to learning and formation that is expressed in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition is more crucial now than ever.
In the wake of concluding a most unprecedented year that was 2020 and the recent outbreaks of violence in our nation's Capitol, I am confident that Bishop Lynch is a community that desires to hold a space for each other to comfort, explain, express regret, educate, form, and inspire each other to seek hope during traumatic and disruptive events in our world. As a faith community, we pray for an end to division and violence in our nation and for peace in our families. I know that the enduring legacy of the events last week in our nation's Capitol will not be the images of mobs storming the building, it will be what happened after, when the members of Congress returned to the chambers and worked together into the night to continue turning the wheels of our democracy.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963