Hanna moderates economic justice roundtable

At the the Fourth Annual Napa Institute Conference this past July, Frank Hanna moderated the Roundtable Discussion on Economic Justice, which can be viewed here.

Themes for the July 24-27, 2014 conference included Economic Justice, Beauty and the Arts, and Reason and Faith.

The distinguished group of speakers and prelates who spoke, including James Cardinal Harvey, William Joseph Cardinal Levada, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Fr. Thomas Loya, Fr. Peter Cameron, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Dr. Tim Gray, Dana Gioia, Joseph Pearce, Dr. Stephen Barr and Curtis Martin.

Hanna speaks at Eucharistic Congress

COLLEGE PARK, GA: With word, song, action and art, the speakers in the English track of the 2013 Eucharistic Congress inspired and informed the thousands gathered to listen and learn. The six presenters touched on the themes of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the importance of Scripture, the call to holiness and the role of Mary. Those

Hanna speaks about Catholic education

 Last summer, Frank Hanna, who is the CEO of Hanna Capital, LLC, and has been in venture capital and merchant banking for over two decades, addressed Catholic leaders at the Napa Institute in a talk entitled "Catholic Education in the Next America: Where Do We Go From Here?"

National Catholic Register editor in chief Jeanette De Melo spoke with Hanna, a board member of EWTN and the Napa Institute, about the state of Catholic education and what Catholics can do about it.

How did you become involved in education?

For many of us, when we are in college, we start thinking about what we want to do with our lives. I’ve always been very interested in what we Catholics would call the public good — the common good. During college, I was very interested in politics, and I still remain interested in politics, but I realized

Hanna promotes virtue in business

WASHINGTON — Business leaders should embrace virtues like solidarity and mutual dependence among their business partners, employees, customers and broader communities in order to bring wealth to everyone, a Catholic businessman said.

“As Catholics, we must not merely speak words like solidarity — rather, we need to think deeply about what they

Hanna addresses Atlanta Insurance Ministries Prayer Breakfast

Atlanta Insurance Ministries sponsors an annual Prayer Breakfast to help the love and grace of Christ touch its members in ways small and large. Frank Hanna's moving keynote address an be viewed by clicking HERE.

Solidarity School helps children learn English


(Front row, l-r) Noe Santillan, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Adrian Alberto, Ashley Alcantara, Luis Lemus and Yaritza Sanchez, 3-year-old preschool students at the Solidarity School, Atlanta, rehearse for the upcoming Christmas pageant. Preschool teacher Elvira Castro, far right, is assisting the students as they sing “Jingle Bells” in English and Spanish.

3-year-old preschool students at the Solidarity School, Atlanta, rehearse for the upcoming Christmas pageant.


ATLANTA—Born in Mexico, Ameyaltzin Palomino came to the United States as a teenager speaking no English. She entered public school as an ESOL student, a special program to learn English for those with another native language.

“I was 13 years old. It was hard,” said Palomino.

It can be difficult academically and socially for ESOL students, being separated from peers or hearing comments. “That stops you” from learning new things, said Palomino.

When it came time to enroll her first son in preschool, Palomino asked herself, “How can I help him more?”

She discovered the Solidarity School, located off Northwood Drive. An independent Catholic preschool, Solidarity offers classes for 3- and 4-year-olds. The goal is to prepare children and parents for the school experience so that by kindergarten ESOL tracking won’t be necessary.