Cincinnati Archbishop connects to local students via video conference during Catholic Schools Week

Tuesday, February 8 2011

Catholic students in Cincinnati, Ohio, will have the opportunity this week to speak with their archbishop during a special teleconferencing event.

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis Schnurr will hold a live video conferencing on Friday at Elder High School, an all-male Catholic institution dedicated to helping young men grow intellectually, physically and spiritually in line with the teachings of the Catholic church. The event, organized by the Catholic Telegraph, will connect students from 11 area high schools with the Archbishop and allow them to ask him questions and hear his thoughts on the value of a Catholic education, WXIX reports.

Last year, nine schools participated in the program. This year, 11 will join in, showing a strong growth in local appreciation for parochial education.

Thanks to video conferencing technology, students will not need to travel to hear the Archbishop speak. They can communicate with him right from the comfort of their own classrooms.