As part of the 8th grade religion curriculum, students learn about church history and Catholic Social Teaching. During the last marking period, students read Fr. Greg Boyle's book Tattoos on the Heart as a way to see all their textbook learning come together in real life stories. Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention program in LA. This year, the 8th graders were given the special opportunity to meet Fr. Boyle when he spoke at Xavier High School. Students were moved by his and the homies' stories. Of course, they couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some signed books!
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