Four pillars of strength have made St...

Four pillars of strength have made St. Thomas Academy a success for 125 years

There are 26 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 30, 2010, titled Four pillars of strength have made St. Thomas Academy a success for 125 years. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Archbishop John Ireland, who pushed Catholic education in the Twin Cities, created St.

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Cretin Grad

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 31, 2010
St. Thomas is a great school. Many of my friends went there. I wish Cretin hadn't dropped the JROTC program as a requirement for everyone. Cretin should have merged with Derham before they did and kept the old Derham building instead of selling it to St. Paul Public Schools (Expo). Cretin-Derham is just too crowded now. Just think what CDH could have done with both buildings.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 31, 2010
So many tuition based schools have had to close their doors or merge over the years for financial reasons. It's good to see one that has survived to carry on it's tradition. It was interesting to read some of the schools history. Never knew they use to train with weapons! Congratulations St. Thomas on 125 years.
Crybaby Dayton

Plymouth, MN

#7 Oct 31, 2010
Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Need Help? I am with you. Also the rich who patrol our streets harming kids too. Take there badges. If you look at the rest of the world. Many counties have a way worse drug problems. America has the violence and the most in jail. The aggressive policing is the only cause for the violence in America as the world numbers show. Only America`s republican party loves violence. The last right wing dictators have used every loop hole to steel there way to office. This is to harm every child they can. The right does not want a future because they know they have none why should the world. They know life is short and they will never see eternity. Violence has ended democarcy and created a police state. This is corporate government control nothing more. Hitler now looks like a virgin compared to America and it`s singling out the poor and torturing generations. Remember in an America`s rigged courts there are a few million innocent peoiple. This craetes violent offenders when they come home. Wouldn`t you. Violence is created by the criminal just us regimes in America the land of the deprived and oppressed.
That was an attempt at sarcasm, I wasnt looking for someone to agree with me.
Cretin 78

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#8 Oct 31, 2010
Cretin Grad wrote:
St. Thomas is a great school. Many of my friends went there. I wish Cretin hadn't dropped the JROTC program as a requirement for everyone. Cretin should have merged with Derham before they did and kept the old Derham building instead of selling it to St. Paul Public Schools (Expo). Cretin-Derham is just too crowded now. Just think what CDH could have done with both buildings.
They should have merged Derham with OLP and Regina instead of Cretin...oh well, that is another story, for another day.
Bellhops, our former rivals, a sincere congrats on a 125 years and praying for your continued success.
Brother John

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Oct 31, 2010
Cretin Grad wrote:
St. Thomas is a great school. Many of my friends went there. I wish Cretin hadn't dropped the JROTC program as a requirement for everyone. Cretin should have merged with Derham before they did and kept the old Derham building instead of selling it to St. Paul Public Schools (Expo). Cretin-Derham is just too crowded now. Just think what CDH could have done with both buildings.
100% correct!
Allison

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Oct 31, 2010
Honest question: Does the St. Paul Catholic church have an equivalent institution for girls only?

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#13 Oct 31, 2010
Crybaby Dayton wrote:
<quoted text>
That was an attempt at sarcasm, I wasnt looking for someone to agree with me.
You failed.
Who What Where How Why

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#14 Oct 31, 2010
Allison wrote:
Honest question: Does the St. Paul Catholic church have an equivalent institution for girls only?
Right now, there is only the Convent of the Visitation open (right next to STA)

However, in the Twin Citie area there were the folowing all girl schools:

St. Joseph's Academy (They were located somwwhat behind the Cathedral. They closed in the 1960s)
Our Lady of Peace (They were on Summit Ave and closed in the early 1970s.)

Regina (over in Minneapolis. They closed in the 1980s.)

Lastly Derham Hall.

Would have been nice if the nuns at Derham Hall would have been dedicated enough to keep the tradition of an all girls school alive in St. Paul.

STA Parent

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Oct 31, 2010
Congratulations to STA! Sending our son to school at The Academy was one of the best decisions my wife & I ever made.
Patriot

AOL

#16 Oct 31, 2010
Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Need Help? I am with you. Also the rich who patrol our streets harming kids too. Take there badges. If you look at the rest of the world. Many counties have a way worse drug problems. America has the violence and the most in jail. The aggressive policing is the only cause for the violence in America as the world numbers show. Only America`s republican party loves violence. The last right wing dictators have used every loop hole to steel there way to office. This is to harm every child they can. The right does not want a future because they know they have none why should the world. They know life is short and they will never see eternity. Violence has ended democarcy and created a police state. This is corporate government control nothing more. Hitler now looks like a virgin compared to America and it`s singling out the poor and torturing generations. Remember in an America`s rigged courts there are a few million innocent peoiple. This craetes violent offenders when they come home. Wouldn`t you. Violence is created by the criminal just us regimes in America the land of the deprived and oppressed.
what were you arrested for?
Barb

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Oct 31, 2010
Allison wrote:
Honest question: Does the St. Paul Catholic church have an equivalent institution for girls only?
Yes, Convent of the Visitation High School has been a staple in St. Paul since 1873. Still Catholic, all-girls from grades 7 through 12 and located right across the road from their "little brother" St. Thomas Academy. As an alumna of Visitation, congratulations on 125 years. And may you have many more!!
Wraith

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Oct 31, 2010
My kids go to Mounds Park Academy and Hill Murray, I look down at poor people.
billy boy

Albany, OR

#22 Oct 31, 2010
Cadets are going to get some smashmouth football on Friday by the SSP Packers. Go Pack
Wraith

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Oct 31, 2010
Could you rephrase the second sentence, it doesn't make sense to people who read.
Kikeepoo wrote:
Nice to see the truth be spoken. all the garbage that is said these days means nothing. white, catholic and educated we are not just a strong bunch but have and will keep this country safe and moving forward.
tim

Lakeville, MN

#25 Oct 31, 2010
billy boy wrote:
Cadets are going to get some smashmouth football on Friday by the SSP Packers. Go Pack
prestige vs. white trash, Cadets win by 14..
AntiKrist

Burnsville, MN

#26 Nov 1, 2010
Kikeepoo wrote:
Nice to see the truth be spoken. all the garbage that is said these days means nothing. white, catholic and educated we are not just a strong bunch but have and will keep this country safe and moving forward.
And poo to you.
Amy

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#27 Nov 1, 2010
Allison wrote:
Honest question: Does the St. Paul Catholic church have an equivalent institution for girls only?
Yes, Convent of the Vistation School, the sister school to Saint Thomas Academy, is girls-only after 6th grade.
Dee Ann

Eden Prairie, MN

#28 Nov 1, 2010
I realize this school has many great things going for it, and educates many fine young men. It would be nice, however, if they acknowledged that their fans' treatment of goalkeepers at soccer matches is in violation of Minnesota State High School League rules. It's not just "kids having fun" or "fans getting involved." It's deliberate harrassment of one player throughout the entire match. I'm no prude, and I've occasionally yelled things at sporting events of which I'm not particularly proud. But the St. Thomas students' behavior is continual and obnoxious, and is supported by their parents, and their athletic director. I'll take public school education any day over a place that condones that.
DUH

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Nov 1, 2010
Dee Ann wrote:
I realize this school has many great things going for it, and educates many fine young men. It would be nice, however, if they acknowledged that their fans' treatment of goalkeepers at soccer matches is in violation of Minnesota State High School League rules. It's not just "kids having fun" or "fans getting involved." It's deliberate harrassment of one player throughout the entire match. I'm no prude, and I've occasionally yelled things at sporting events of which I'm not particularly proud. But the St. Thomas students' behavior is continual and obnoxious, and is supported by their parents, and their athletic director. I'll take public school education any day over a place that condones that.
At Central (Public) the kids go beat up a clerk and rob a store. I don't see that out of Academy kids.
I do

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Nov 1, 2010
bunch of wrote:
A bunch of religious idiots. Intelligence litmus test, do you believe in god despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Catholic school, bunch of small minded exclusionary emotionally driven run of the mill programmable tools.
You sure got good use out of your thesaurus today and used your God given talent for creative writing.

One question for you, what if you are wrong?

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