“Reverence For Life”

by Deacon Stephen Bowling It has been said that one of the best ways to become truly wise is to seek the counsel of those who have gone before. In fact, one might say that the entire philosophy of a classical education is based upon this principle. Although wisdom originates from God, it is often … Continue reading “Reverence For Life”

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“Back To Basics”

by Martine Bacci Seigel August is a time when we head back to school and start settling into a routine.  This allows us time to get back to basics and for busy families, basics can help mute some of the chaos back to school can bring.  Kim John Payne is the author of “Getting back … Continue reading “Back To Basics”

How to Get Your Children to Tell You about Their Day at School

The recently begun school year brought with it the smell of fresh pencil shavings, the squeak of shoes on newly waxed linoleum and a new round of stonewalling to the question, “What did you do at school today?” For generations, the most common answer to this question has been “Nothing,” followed closely by “I don’t know” … Continue reading How to Get Your Children to Tell You about Their Day at School

Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

by Ed Harpring July calls to mind the celebration of Independence Day, ice cream, cookouts, pools, beaches, or anywhere just to cool off. Almost these activities are associated with familes and family fun in the sun.  This summer, however, the news spotlight has been focused on families who are in turmoil - suffering migrant families … Continue reading Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

“Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”

by Ed Harpring "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” MT 5:11 On June 4th, the Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated Religious Freedom case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in favor of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who declined … Continue reading “Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”

The Unattainable Heights of Fatherhood

by Deacon Stephen Bowling I must confess writing about the concept of fatherhood fills me with a bit of dread. As a father myself, and as a son as well, I cannot help but think of the concept in terms of flaws and imperfection. The responsibility is so huge, the goal so important and the … Continue reading The Unattainable Heights of Fatherhood

“Holding Ourselves Accountable”

by Deacon Stephen Bowling As a parent who has somehow managed to see three children through Grade school and almost High School (my youngest is a junior at DeSales), I sometimes wonder how my wife Susan and I managed to raise and educate our kids to a fairly great degree of success. The future looks … Continue reading “Holding Ourselves Accountable”