When I lived in Germany, I would walk my oldest daughter to her elementary school, Bonifatiusschule in Göttingen, taking her younger sister with me. After the drop-off, the younger one and I would typically cut into the old city to pick up fresh bread for the day and to get our breakfast before taking her
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Counting My Blessings Banríon S.             S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.  It wasn’t a loud sound.  But it wasn’t a good sound — because it was not a normal sound to hear while driving down the road at 65 miles per hour.  I directed my teenage driver daughter to pull off the road, which she did.  I got out
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By Eoin Suibhne I was reading recently a letter written by a diocesan priest (published anonymously) detailing the struggles that faithful priests undergo in these perilous times for our Church. The letter revealed from the inside the mindset of those priests who have chosen to break their vows and how they persecute those priests loyal
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Porcupines and Temperaments   In high school while browsing at a religious goods store, I came across a slim volume with the enchanting title The Delicate Art of Dancing with Porcupines: Learning to Appreciate the Finer Points of Others.  The cover was adorned with a cartoon of chubby, grinning porcupines in mid-step, dancing in red
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The following was written by Kolbe Academy theology teacher, Mr. Nicholas Senz . Recently  America Magazine featured  a school that is scrapping its traditional junior high faith formation program in favor of what it calls “conversational catechesis.” A seminar-style format encourages students to “talk openly about difficult and complex questions of faith.” It is hoped that such an approach “could be
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By Katie Giandinoto   What a wonderful sound, the noise of boys.  Movement, chatter, whispers, giggling, competition, crashing, bickering, loudness, more competition and laughter, repeat.  This is the noise that I have been trying to silence since it is so constant with my boys.  For nineteen years I have been trying to hush them.   
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