January 30, 2014

Catholic Review Column: Praying and Giving Thanks for Consecrated Life

This weekend, our church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. As the name suggests, it is a time to highlight those who have consecrated themselves to God and to their countless good works “by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.” Though I am not a member of a religious institute, nor a member of an...
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Parent/teacher conference

I’d been to dozens of parent/teacher conferences over the past eight years, but this one was different.  This time I was the parent. Patrick and I nervously sat down in tiny primary colored chairs at a table right out of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  We were bombarded from all sides with colorful posters
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Catholic Schools Week: What is the impact of Catholic education? Part 1

    It's Catholic Schools Week. This celebration at the end of January each year provides the opportunity for me to look back and give thanks for the gift of Catholic education in my life from both sides of the desk. Our Catholic schools have had a tremendous impact on the lives
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7 Quick Takes Friday: The Chinese New Year, a secret, and what-did-you-just-ask-God-for edition

— 1 —Happy Chinese New Year! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hei Fat Choi! Do you have any plans to celebrate? We have several parties over the next two weeks and we'll be enjoying plenty of Chinese food. I think my older sister might even talk me into making homemade
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