Suffer the Children


But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. Mathew 19:14 (Douay-Rheims Bible) Yesterday was a sad day in Detroit, Michigan and Chardon, Ohio. (Select the city to read the stories) Our youth, our children have become murderers. Nothing … Continue reading Suffer the Children

What Fred Astaire can teach you about New Year Resolutions


Image via Wikipedia When working on your New Year Resolution this year, try this. Instead of just relying on your will power, try relying on your will power plus a little extra help. Be it from friends or family, support groups, ministers or other religious leaders. There is no shame in asking or seeking help, … Continue reading What Fred Astaire can teach you about New Year Resolutions

Why New Years Resolutions fail… And what you can do about it…


For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding Good words to start the New Year with. It never fails to amaze me, all the work-up to the year's end. Truly I don’t get it, … Continue reading Why New Years Resolutions fail… And what you can do about it…

9/11: How it’s changed American and me…


With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 upon us, I thought I would take the time to reflect a little on the event and how I have seen America change and how I have changed. First off, we all are 10 years older, maybe wiser, but that can be debated. It’s hard to imagine still that … Continue reading 9/11: How it’s changed American and me…

Forgiveness… Can you do it?


Image via Wikipedia The only survivor of white supremacist Mark Stroman's bloody rampage after Sept 11, 2001 is asking that his attacker be spared the death penalty Wednesday for his crimes…. …I forgave Mark Stroman many years ago," he writes on his blog. "I believe he was ignorant, and not capable of distinguishing between right … Continue reading Forgiveness… Can you do it?

Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?


http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?

Free Speech and a Teacher


Image via Wikipedia In the news this past week is a story about a teacher who's blog has hit a nerve… She used her personal blog to criticize her students and fellow teachers, she never named names, didn’t say what school she worked at and didn’t give her own name. Yet the school saw fit … Continue reading Free Speech and a Teacher

We are called too knowledge


This past weekend I spent my time reading and listing to Catholic radio. Of course I cleaned the house, did my wash and other such tasks, but I spent a lot of time sitting and reading. It was nice, I have not had a lot of time to do that, or should I say I … Continue reading We are called too knowledge

Forgiveness


Yesterday I was able to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes, debating my faith. I love to challenge people, be challenged and to talk my Catholic Faith, with anyone willing to listen. Yesterdays debate was lively yet no harsh words or bad feelings followed. This friend was not my normal debate partner, normally when I … Continue reading Forgiveness