The genius of a Catholic education is to anchor the yearnings, the brilliance and the glory of the human mind in the greatness of God. Man has no security outside the guarantees of God’s love. If we deny Him, we deny ourselves. If we do not know Him, we cannot know ourselves.
And he hopefully provides this quote from St. Augustine:
Bad times, hard times -- this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times. Such as we are, such are the times.