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By Thomas Daly on December 7, 2004
It was a dark, frigid night in February. A soldier placed the cool metal of the revolver on the forehead José Sanchez. If anything would scare Jose, this would be it. He’d be set free if he would just stop saying, “Viva Cristo Rey!”…
By Fr. Ernest Daly on November 7, 2004
What are moral values, really? And, when two people disagree on what makes one choice moral and another immoral — as so many did disagree in the presidential election — how can we know whose values are truly the most moral?
By William Hobbs on October 15, 2004
Of course, Americans face more than these five issues during this election. There are economic issues, security and world peace issues, including the war on terrorism and Iraq. With so many pressing issues, why does the Church say these five issues are essential and non-negotiable? The reason is that the right to life is antecedent to all other rights.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on September 8, 2004
Jason Read of the United States men’s rowing team, had already demonstrated a great confidence and faith in himself in the September 11th rescue squad. However, the Olympics challenged him to take a step higher, to a deeper faith and confidence in God rather than himself.
Written by Genevieve Yep-Pollack on September 8, 2004 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Horror and Tragedy, Issues and Politics, Sports | Keywords: 9/11, hope, Islam, Life, olympics, Politics, prolife, Sports, tragedy, war | Leave a response
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on June 15, 2004
he recent news of the disrespect and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers has shocked and disappointed many people. In this lesson we will look at the sources of this scandal especially the lack of personal moral courage leadership and the effect of a sexually promiscuous society.
By Alex Kubik on May 20, 2004
Last month our nation mourned the death of Pat Tillman, a former NFL player who at the peak of his career left football to volunteer for the Army. Pat Tillman’s death has made a profound impact… Many feel a sense of loss in that Pat Tillman represented true manhood and the best of our nation: a willingness to dream, perseverance in pursuing his dreams, and most importantly integrity and courage in pursuing what he felt was his true calling.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on April 30, 2004
Maybe you have thought at least once about what your own wedding will be like and about what type of person you will marry. President Bush, in his recent State of the Union address, spoke about the need to protect the “sanctity of marriage”. What did he mean by this term, and why does it need to be protected?
By Alex Kubik on March 1, 2004
What do people remember about the 2004 Super Bowl? Is it the longest touchdown pass ever thrown in a Super Bowl? The 41-yard, game-winning, field goal with 4 seconds left? Do we even remember the score? Most likely, people will remember…
Written by Alex Kubik on March 1, 2004 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Fashion and Celebrity, Issues and Politics, Music and Movies, Sports | Keywords: Fashion and Celebrity, modesty, Sports | Leave a response
By Fr. Rory O'Toole, LC on February 12, 2004
We like to think that we are really grown up when we can do our own thing. Jesus Christ challenges that assumption. Obedience to God is where the real power lies. It is a different kind of power: the power to set men free.
Written by Fr. Rory O'Toole, LC on February 12, 2004 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Music and Movies | Keywords: christ, courage, cross, good friday, Movie, obedience, passion, suffering | Leave a response
By Alex Kubik on February 11, 2004
Everyone knows Jesus is all about love, but all he does in “The Passion” is suffer. In the Garden of Gethsemane, his anxiety and fear press him so intensely that he sweats blood. Is that loving?