By Thomas Lickona, Catholic Education Resource Center - First, realize that to prepare our kids to follow Christ is to prepare them to take the road less traveled. Living a life of Christian virtue has always been countercultural but never more so than in today's media-driven, materialistic, sexually decadent, and morally relativistic world... Emotionally intimate time is especially important for helping our children feel loved and for maximizing our influence on the kind of person they are becoming.
By Dov Fischer, American Spectator - Republicans knew the House was going to flip. It is common to argue over polling predictions days or weeks in advance, when survey numbers are within a reasonable margin, especially when only one race is in question. But with 435 House races, and so many lining up for Democrat flips, the settled question had become whether a “blue wave” would overturn Washington in a tsunami, even flowing up-ticket for Democrat gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates....
By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency - Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington, D.C. Oct. 30, taking over from Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served in the position for eight years… The Philadelphia-based Papal Foundation gives grants in support of projects and proposals recommended by the Holy See. Since 1990, the foundation has given over $100 million in grants in service to the Catholic Church.
By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing - Most teachers who set out to teach “moral” philosophy or the “ethics” of something-or-other, whether it’s business, law, or medicine, realize quickly that they must first overcome their students’ default moral relativism and convince them to take “moral” judgments seriously as something you can make either well or badly.