Nationally-Renowned Writer Katherine Kersten to Deliver Commencement Address


Chesterton Academy's 2015 graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5, at the Church of the Holy Family in St. Louis Park, will include a commencement address by nationally-renowned writer Katherine Kersten. The school's 5th annual Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises will begin at 6:30 PM. Reverend Father Joseph Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Holy Family, will celebrate the Mass. Reverend Father Spencer Howe, of St. John Neumann Church in Eagan, will concelebrate.

About Katherine Kersten Katherine is a Senior Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She was a founding director of the Center, and its chairman from 1996 to 1998. Katherine has served as both a Metro columnist and an opinion columnist at the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), and has written on cultural and policy issues for publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly StandardFirst Things, Christianity TodayPolicy Review and American Enterprise. For two years, she served as a regular commentator on National Public Radio.

Katherine has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including those hosted by Hugh Hewitt and Laura Ingraham. She also has been featured on Fox News and MSNBC, among several television outlets. Katherine is, along with Mitch Pearlstein, the author of “Close to Home,” a collection of columns on a wide variety of public policy issues. The center has published a number of her monographs on education.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Katherine holds a masters degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota.