Object or Action… The Verb and the Noun


  The other day I attended an meeting at my Church, they have decided it was time to make some much needed changed to the religious education of the middle school youth program. It was time to re-evaluate how they approached the faith formation of youth, what books to use, if any, what grades will … Continue reading Object or Action… The Verb and the Noun

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The future of reading?


It has been sometime since I last posted a blog… But I decided that I should post an update on that’s going on. Any one who reads this blog knows, I love to read all kinds of things. I read Stephen King books, books on politics and faith and the American way, but I was … Continue reading The future of reading?

Retreat to Success: A Book Review


Anyone who has read my blog or knows me, knows that I love to read. You would also know that I love to read all different types of books, from Catholic to Stephen King and everything in-between, reading is the elixir of life, books are your friend when no one else it, books are the … Continue reading Retreat to Success: A Book Review

Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.


Cover of Boys Town ‎"What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.

Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?


  Published on July 18, 2011 by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield Backgrounder #2575 Abstract: For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of … Continue reading Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?

Michigan… Our current state


Image via Wikipedia Michigan Budget and Economic Facts 5/25/2011 10:02 AM An organization called Public Notice has assembled state fact sheets that outline budget and economic facts for all 50 states. Here's Michigan's: Budget: Total State Expenditures (FY 2010 estimated): $45.7 billion Income Tax Rate (Tax Year 2011): 4.35 percent Sales Tax Rate (2011): 6 … Continue reading Michigan… Our current state

Immigration reform


Image via Wikipedia One of the many hot topics, both in politics and religion, is immigration reform. From the Arizona law to the US Catholic Bishops from the halls of Congress to the water cooler, everyone is talking about it. It is a hot topic, one that many have an opinion on and one that … Continue reading Immigration reform