By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on March 15, 2005
In 1917, Mary appeared in Fatima, Portugal to the 10-year-old Lucia dos Santos along with her two younger cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. For the next six months, from May to October… John Paul II credits her prayers and the prayers that she helped stir in others with surviving an assassin’s bullet that by all normal circumstances should have killed him within seconds.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on March 7, 2005
Sometimes it’s hard to see education as a gift, until we get a chance to give that gift to others. Last month, 20 college students were chosen by USA Today for the All-USA College Academic team… we’ll take a closer look as at the work of two of them, and examine how their relationship with Christ helped them choose to serve others…
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on February 7, 2005
At the Christmas Midnight Mass this past December, Pope John Paul II made a special petition to the Child Jesus for peace on earth. In particular, he mentioned an area where millions of people are suffering, the Darfur region in Africa, in a situation that the United States has called a genocide. This lesson examines the background of this humanitarian crisis, the response and responsibility of the Church and the world, and the challenges faced in providing assistance and achieving long term solutions.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on January 2, 2005
The recent disaster in South Asia shows us that many times science does not have the all the answers. Tragedies like this create deeper questions in us. After the waves of the Tsunami caused record-breaking devastation around the shores of the Indian Ocean, many people turned not to science but to God to ask, “Why?”…
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.