Archive for September 2012

Chicago Teachers Go Back to School But Will Anything Change?

It’s funny how nostalgia creeps up on you.  The teachers strike actually brought on memories of my own children being in grade school.  Our children went to Catholic school and at one time we were paying $1500 a month in tuition for all three. How did we do that?  Well, we drove very old cars (still... Read more »

I Don't Want to Work, I Just Want to Pray and Blog All Day

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I only work part time, but there are days when I’m headed out to my job that this song becomes my anthem. I know that I should feel blessed to have a job, but I feel more blessed that my husband has one and has been at the same job for close to forty years!... Read more »

The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together

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Did you ever wonder where that came from?  Well, it came from Father Patrick Peyton, CSC.  He has been named Apostle to Families and Servant of God.

Chicago Teachers Could Learn a Lesson From the Saints

“The school of Christ is the school of charity.  On the last day, when the great general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian.  Charity will be the whole syllabus.” – St. Robert Bellarmine The saints are our... Read more »

Who Do You Say He Is?

“Who do you say I am?” No one dares to call Jesus who he actually is until Peter blurts out, “You are the Christ!” And with that statement, the realization of what that really means, sinks in. You can listen to Scott Hahn’s reflection on today’s gospel here  

Living Outside the Bubble

There are days when I wished I lived in a bubble.  A little Catholic bubble where all was right with the world and everyone went to church and life was complete bliss! But when I read articles like this, the bubble is popped.  The article in itself is horrific.  The comments feel like knives in... Read more »

The Hookup Culture: a commentary by Fr. Barron

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Back in the day, (cough!) we called it other things.  But having “been there done that” I can tell you I never felt good about myself until I left that lifestyle. And after I left that lifestyle, I realized that what I had become was the very men I so loathed! We live in a... Read more »

Memories of a Teachers Strike

My kids are grown and went to Catholic schools, so the current teachers strike didn’t affect me personally.  But it did bring back a memory of when I was in school. I was in high school and we were heading toward summer vacation.  Strike talks were about the coming fall semester.  Classes were winding down,... Read more »

I Just Realized Something: Atheists Don't Have No Songs

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Fortunately, Steve Martin realized it.

My 9/11 Story: The Day My Van Was Stolen

I wrote this post on the tenth anniversary of  September 11. Ten years ago today, our country was viciously attacked like no other time in history.  Like the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert and Martin Luther King Jr., the day will ever be in my memory along with where I was and... Read more »