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Mary Pat Donoghue has traveled the nation telling people about Catholic education and learning more about how Catholic education works in all walks of life.

In this interview, Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), talks with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston. They talk about Mary Pat's path to the USCCB and the importance of telling children who they are in God's eyes to give them hope for the future. They discuss the importance of developing the human person through Catholic education and what's up next for the Secretariat.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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About the Author — Bridget Richardson

Bridget RichardsonExecutive Producer with MAX Studios, Bridget Richardson loves to engage in conversations with just about anyone. A sports fan and homebody, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, watching baking shows, and traveling to understand different cultures and eat delicious food.
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