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Yearbook of Saints

August 21, AD 2012 3 Comments
Yearbook of Saints

It’s that time of year again. Yellow school buses travel the roads bringing happy and cheerful students to school. There, students gleefully and attentively participate in their classes, led by amazing and energetic teachers. Right? Although some of that is exaggerated, it is the time of year for school to begin. Life once again is […]

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Faithful learning

March 12, AD 2012 18 Comments
Faithful learning

When older sister and I were finishing up middle school, my parents decided that the local public high school (in a very liberal town) nearby would be better for our faith than the nominally Catholic high school nearby. Better to experience a frontal assault on our faith than to absorb a watered-down version that would […]

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Education = Virtue?

November 7, AD 2011 7 Comments
Education = Virtue?

“The more money we spend on schools today, the less we’ll have to spend on missiles tomorrow.” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that in his column today, praising a man whose charity has opened 12,000 libraries around the world. That’s a staggering and laudable accomplishment, but it may not contribute to world peace, […]

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Back to school

September 5, AD 2011 7 Comments
Back to school

For the first time in my life I am no longer a student — in the formal sense, at least. Whether you’re starting a new year of school or trying to learn on your own, here follows a reflection from The Imitation of Christ (Thomas a Kempis). As the academic year begins, it’s important to keep […]

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