We Speak Your Name
Forty-four Years at Catholic High School, Little Rock
A feast of memories for alumni
of Little Rock’s Catholic High School—and parochial
“I learned more about English literature at Catholic
High than in all my classes at Princeton.”
—Actual comment by a 2003 graduate of LRCH who requests
that his name be withheld until his sheepskin is awarded by
that school in Princeton, New Jersey
In April 2009 alumni and friends of Catholic High School for
Boys will gather to toast and roast a favorite of the school’s
legendary faculty, Michael Moran, the author of Proudly
We Speak Your Name. Only a stoic could complete a reading
without a teary-eyed moment or two and many belly laughs.
Faculty idiosyncrasies are recalled in this memoir, as are
student antics. If it can happen within the walls of an all-boys
high school, the author has probably seen it in his forty-one
years of teaching. And he has probably reported on it in this
book, which was written during his first year of “retirement.”
While the spirit is often light, Moran’s book ends with
a stirring tribute to the man who, though departed, still
epitomizes the spirit of the place, the man whose name is
now given to the school’s street, Father George Tribou.
Readers will leave Moran’s account glad for the experience
of following in his (remembered) footsteps.
was a student at the original campus of Little Rock Catholic
High School for Boys. A few years following graduation, he
returned as a junior member of the faculty. He estimates that
he has taught seven thousand young men during his forty-one
years teaching English. A native of Kirkwood, Missouri, Moran
lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
7 x 10, 128 pages, 12 black and white photographs, index
Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.