Watching our Words

SwearingAs a teacher in a Catholic high school, it is not uncommon, sadly, for me to hear students use profanity every once in a while (or more often than that). Walking in the halls or out in the schoolyard, students can easily drop the occasional swear word as part of their regular conversation. Teachers may even hear students curse in the classroom, as surprising as that might seem.

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Sitting with St. Joseph

Nativity & JosephEvery year on my birthday, my mom calls to send along happy birthday wishes. During our call, she will invariably recount to me the events of my delivery. Without fail, she will tell of how my dad and the doctor were caught up in sports conversation, seemingly unaware of her understandable pain endured trying to bring me into the world.

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Balancing the Scales

Work Play BalanceOne activity our family enjoys most is heading to the park together on a sunny afternoon. When weather allows, we will hop on our bikes or simply walk over to one of the several playgrounds in our neighborhood and have our pick of many fun options.

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Chatting Chastity with Youth

Chastity TalkWith the school year now in full swing, students and teachers are settled into their fall routines. Teachers are focused on lesson planning and test marking. Administrators are setting their attention on programs related to such matters as student safety, literacy, and numeracy scores. Parents are checking on kids’ homework completion and emotional well-being, while ensuring extra-curricular activities are all entered into the family calendar.

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The Power of Healing

Reconciliation 1I have long believed the greatest gift God has ever given us—next to his son—is our life. Yet, the ability to breathe and blink is not the full extent of such a gift. No, we have received God-given free will to live our lives however we please.

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