Topic: english

I blogged about CM’s approach to composition and grammar for grades 7-9 previously (scroll for links). There are two textbooks she used for these grades- at least, two that are mentioned in the ... discuss

A Japanese Bishop is decrying how his nation's population is dropping to historic lows. According to AsiaNews, Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which he explains ... discuss

Hope is high for the trip which will take Pope Francis to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13. He will fly seven times, pronounce 22 addresses, and proclaim “the joy of the Gospel” ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 3, 2015 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being. A statue of Franciscan ... discuss

Given Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, anecdotes are being told about Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio travels and profound knowledge of those countries. When the no ... discuss

One of the enduring lessons from the most recent Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’ (Praise Be to You), is the simple notion that the “natural environment is a collective good.” Although ... discuss

      In this piece we will be examining  what I believe to be the most significant points of the recent Supreme Court majority opinion on marriage penned by Justice Kennedy, and ... discuss

New terrorist threats have surfaced against Christians in Jerusalem.   In the city's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, a new leaflet signed by the 'Emirate of Jerusalem' which contained ... discuss

Here is the message of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People on the occasion of World Tourism Day which, as usual, will be celebrated on September 27, this ... discuss

July 1, 2015 — Johannes Bucher recognizes the providential link between this year’s 7th International Prayer Congress for Life and the Synod of the Family, both held this coming October. Joann ... discuss

I had to take my time with my reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (576 US __ [2015]), because there were some comments and criticisms that led me to suspect it was worse ... discuss

The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was part of the opening segment at Monday’s United Nations High Level Event on Climate Change in New York, and he urged the rep ... discuss

Here is the statement given Tuesday by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, at the 29th Sessio ... discuss

Here is the statement given Monday by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the opening segment of the United Nations High Level Event on Clim ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 47 grants for a total of $1,205,236 to support pastoral projects for the Church in Africa. The ... discuss

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of Greece. The country missed the deadline to payback a $1.8 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Although the countr ... discuss

In a message sent to Bishop Gregoire Ghabroyan, administrator of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians, Pope Francis mourned the death of Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, saying that he wa ... discuss

“People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course” is the theme chosen for the Conference being held this Thursday and Friday at the Augustinianum in Rome, organized by the Pontifi ... discuss

Here is the message published by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People for “Sea Sunday”, which will be celebrated on July 12, 2015.   * ... discuss

Thousands of Christians in the Syrian city of Hassakè are fleeing their homes following attacks by the so-called Islamic State on June 25th. According to Fides, nearly 120,000 people have left ... discuss

From the Andes to the  Atlantic Ocean, to the Amazon and the Rio de le Plata, going in a few hours from 4,000 meters of altitude down to sea level , and including a wide gamut of languages (Quech ... discuss

Yesterday I posted an overview of the types of assignments this age group completed in their grammar and composition studies. Today, we’re going to look more closely at Composition. In volume 1 ... discuss

Bob McDowell, Contributing Author: Early this month we noted that 800 years ago that English nobility "persuaded" their King to sign the Magna Carta. When I was in school, we were taught that this ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh “You have how many brothers and sisters?” This was a common question we would get when we were kids. “So, was it difficult being part of a large Catholic family? Di ... discuss

This Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pi ... discuss

This morning Pope Francis received in audience the participants in the international congress promoted by the International Council of Christians and Jews, held in Rome from 28 June to 1 July on the t ... discuss

Just one week before Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Latin America, July 5-13, he has expressed his affection and closeness to the people of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. In a vi ... discuss

The Holy See Press Office published the official schedule of Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the United States today. The Pope’s first apostolic visit to both countries will take place ... discuss

Pope Francis bid farewell to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI this morning, who will depart for Castel Gandolfo. The Pontiff Emeritus will  spend the next two weeks on vacation at the Papal Residence. ... discuss

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter published on Saturday, called a motu proprio (Latin for “on one’s own initiative”), that establishes a new Secretariat for Communications. The ... discuss

There’s a lot to process (isn’t there always?), but I think the most useful information I gleaned from reading the programmes for this level is this: ‘making progress each term.’ Star ... discuss

Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-se ... discuss

Below is the Vatican Radio-provided full English translation of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for the Mass for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul yesterday morning in St. Peter's Basilica: **** ... discuss

The Declaration of Independence was America’s Birth Certificate. The U.S. Constitution, is the second greatest governing document ever written. Both documents provided for the birth of the greatest ... discuss

(click to enlarge) From Everyday English, Book 1 By Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike, 1912 ... discuss

TEACHER OF ENGLISH Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeBishop McGann-Mercy DHS (Riverhead, NY)Experience teaching on the high school level. Candidates must possess appropriate NYS certification ... discuss

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An interesting profile of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York: If you’ve heard of charter school founder Eva Moskowitz, odds are it’s because of her pitched, front-page battles with teache ... discuss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Although they're not yet 30 years old, Jodie Taylor and Steph Houghton have already seen a revolution in English women's soccer during their careers. ... discuss

If you are in need of healing, reach out to Christ for His saving grace. Pope Francis explored this theme today during his Angelus address to the faithful in St. Peter's Square at noon. The Pope re ... discuss

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing hi ... discuss

3.99, five more hours for Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War Bill Bryson’s made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States just 1.99 3.99 We Were Soldiers O ... discuss

The Seductions of Appeasementhttp://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/seductions-of-appeasement/     Before World War II appeasement was a good word, reflecting a supposedly wise policy of ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.On June 5, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Germany decided that Vincent Lambert, a cognitively disabled man wh ... discuss

Been doing some research for a project I am working on weekends and came across this article from The Divine Mercy Publication in 2007...a great reminder of the amazing mercy of God!.... 'More Gra ... discuss

On June 27 we commemorate Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I have had a long-time devotion to Our Blessed Mother under many titles, but began praying to Our Lady of Perpetual Help early in my childhood and ... discuss

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman and in a five to four decision t ... discuss

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman and in a five to four decision the na ... discuss

e’re banning flags why don’t we ban the Mexican flag? It’s every bit as divisive as the Confederate battle flag. Many of the groups flying it want to take over parts of the United States and re ... discuss

The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” across the country today. Five of the Supreme Court justices ruled in favor, while four dissented. While the decision will ove ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave in the Vatican this morning to delegates of the International Catholic Conference of Guiding, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary ... discuss

'It is very important today that a woman be adequately appreciated, and that she be able to take up fully the place that corresponds to her, be it in the Church, be it in society." Pope Francis m ... discuss

How to tackle the most recent migrant emergencies, how to tackle human trafficking, how do the sacraments fit into the pastoral care of migrants, and the proclamation of Christ to the Chinese who have ... discuss

While acknowledging that defeating the terrorist group Boko Haram will not happen overnight, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri says his people have the faith that it will be. ... discuss

Pope Francis received Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, yesterday at the Vatican. During the course of their conversation, which lasted some 16 minutes, with the help of ... discuss

Pope Francis says Christians need to approach and reach out to those whom society tends to exclude, as Jesus did with the marginalized of his time. During his daily morning Mass at Casa Sant ... discuss

“…confidence in their children is an element of the masterly inactivity which I venture to propose to parents as a ‘blue teapot’ for them ‘to live up to'” It took ... discuss

Phil Kerpenby Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: The lawyering and the judging is over, and the Supreme Court has ruled that subsidies and mandates that the Obamacare law limited to “an exchange esta ... discuss

26 June, Old Testament The holy prophet Jeremiah is counted as one of the four "major prophets" of the Old Testament, along with Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. His name means "Established (or Raised up) ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Proper of Seasons: 415 Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 677 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 All from the Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 701 Evening Pra ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 410 Psalter: Saturday, Week IV, 1250 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Satu ... discuss

Sacramento, Calif., Jun 25, 2015 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931, but its future may depen ... discuss

“The charity of Christ is the true authority of the Church of Rome.” This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ address to the students of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. ... discuss

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“The U.S. bishops stand united with the Holy Father in his call to protect creation,” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Arc ... discuss

In a telegram addressed to the Patriarchal Synod of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians in Beirut (Lebanon), Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of their Patriarch, His Beati ... discuss

Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput says the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September has the power to re-energize his city and to help families around the world. In ... discuss

Pope Francis received in audience -- in the Hall of the Consistory of the Apostolic Palace --, the Community of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Here is a translation of the Pope’s addr ... discuss

Here is the Vatican translation of the Holy Father's address to the delegation of the B’nai B’rith International at the Apostolic Palace today. * * * Dear Friends, I am ... discuss

“To do, to listen and to speak: these are the three signs of a true prophet.” This was the main theme of Pope Francis’ homily today at Casa Santa Marta. According to Vatican Radio ... discuss

This report is contributed by Marta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need --- In wake of the arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication on the Sea of Galilee, the Vatican’s diploma ... discuss

Most of us who read Charlotte Mason’s original six volumes meet the term ‘masterly inactivity’ there for the first time, and we are generally puzzled by it.  Often we come away thin ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 405 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1230 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

I don't remember if the idea of writing a Spanish-language blog really stuck while praying the Rosary last night or if it stuck this morning after morning prayers but, after years (yes, years) of ente ... discuss

There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark.  One of the most recognized lines in all of Shakespeare’s works, spoken in the play “Hamlet,” was meant to express a deep distress regarding ... discuss

Southern Invasion and undermining American Sovereignty   Why must we spend so much effort at so much expense to American culture to cater to every immigrant these days? This is a nation of immigr ... discuss

'Do not lose hope,' a Kenyan bishop has told the 600,000 refugees welcomed in his African nation. According to Fides, Bishop Virgilio Pante of Maralal, Vice President of the C ... discuss

“In this historical moment, so scarred by wars and hatred, these small gestures are seeds of peace and brotherhood.” These were the words addressed by Pope Francis to participants of th ... discuss

Towards the end of his General Audience today, Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Turin. The Holy Father took the opportunity to express his “heartfelt gratitude to the people of Turin ... discuss

There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark. One of the most recognized lines in all of Shakespeare’s works, spoken in the play “Hamlet,” was meant to express a deep distress regarding a ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a message for the 50th anniversary of the joint working group between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches (WCC) and has called for continued dialogue. ... discuss

Interview with Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University. Q: What is your impression of the latest encyclical by Pope Francis on ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address at the general audience held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the last catec ... discuss

This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- HOMS, Syria (June 23, 2015)—It would be hard to find a more dangerous posting in the Jesuit order today than mi ... discuss

Reaffirming the value of marriage, Pope Francis has spoken about the sufferings within families and how this can take a toll on children. Continuing his catecheses on the family during hi ... discuss

Turin, Italy, Jun 24, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At this year's exposition of the Shroud of Turin, pilgrims reflected on looking upon what some believe to be Christ's own image – miraculo ... discuss

CALAIS, France (AP) — Traffic has resumed in the tunnel beneath the English Channel, but lines are still long for trucks traveling between Britain and France following a day of disruption by strikin ... discuss

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that Pope Francis and his encyclical intend to promote the nobility of business—as Pope Francis has recognized in the past—and to warn against ... discuss

An extraordinary testimony of Christian faith in a time of persecution was given at the end of the meeting “Pellegrini nel Cyberspazio” (Pilgrims in Cyberspace) (Grottammare-Ascoli Piceno, ... discuss

Wolsey and Henry VIII, it has to be said, were not exceptional in their love of the table. The English of Tudor times had a reputation throughout Europe for gluttony. Indeed, overeating was regarded a ... discuss

On Sunday, thousands of Christians joined in prayer at the Church of the Multiplication, located near the Sea of Galilee. The historic, site of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand, wa ... discuss

The Vatican published the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming General Ordinary Synod on "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World”. An instrumentum ... discuss

In her stupendous novel In This House of Brede, author Rumer Godden chronicles the pre-and-post-Second-Vatican-Council journey of a successful English professional woman who becomes an enclosed Benedi ... discuss

“English is rather a logical study dealing with sentences and the positions that words occupy in them than with words and what they are in their own right. Therefore it is better that a child sh ... discuss

By Ashley Sheridan Fox Transgender Fallon Fox recently received criticism for breaking the eye socket of Tamikka Brents in a mixed martial arts match. Having a sex change in 2006, he-now-she has succe ... discuss

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Caption from 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. “Present Weakness and Resurrection Life” “Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re ... discuss

Charleston’s response to the vile Roof and his murderous rampage has been gracious, lovely, humbling, inspiring, and a model to the rest of the nation, myself included.  According to the guardi ... discuss

Last Sunday, a national Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the 14th centenary of Saint Columbanus was held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh. Opening remarks were given by  ... discuss

By the middle of Henry VIII's reign, the white meats — that is, dairy products — were considered common fare and people from all classes would eat meat whenever they could get it.Clarissa Dickson ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he met with the sick and the disabled in Turin’s church of the Little House of Divine Providence, known as the &# ... discuss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The coach of Canada is an Englishman, and insists he doesn't care whether his team plays England or Norway next in the Women's World Cup. ... discuss

Pope Francis has made another unscheduled stop during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin.   Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs o ... discuss

The Catholic bishops of the Holy Land have unanimously condemned the arson attack on the Benedictine Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish. In a statement released by the of ... discuss

After meeting with the members of the Waldesian Temple, Pope Francis had a family reunion with relatives in Turin. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope “met with around 30 of his relatives &# ... discuss

Pope Francis asked forgiveness for the Catholic Church’s persecution of the Waldensian Church, an evangelical movement that began in the 12th century. Founded by Peter Waldo, a wealthy mercha ... discuss

Volume 3: “The sort of curriculum I have in view should educate children upon Thlngs and Books. Current thought upon the subject of education by Things is so sound and practical, and so thoroug ... discuss

Today is the feast of Sts.Thomas More, martyr, and John Fisher, bishop and martyr. St. Thomas More was born in London, England and was Chancellor of King Henry VIII. He was a devoted, loving husband a ... discuss

St. Alban was born in the third century in Roman Britain, and was martyred around 304. According to the English Christian historian, the Venerable Bede, Alban was a pagan, and a soldier in the Roman A ... discuss

During the first day of his two-day trip to Turin, Pope Francis stopped this afternoon to spend about an hour with sick and disabled persons, saying it is a "grave social sin" to consider that some li ... discuss

Pope Francis has stressed that just like Don Bosco, today's Salesians face the challenge of how to take care of young people. Despite having scripted remarks, the Holy Father called his prepar ... discuss

Pope Francis has drawn attention to his Italian roots. In his Sunday Angelus address during his two-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city of Turin, June 21-22, the Argentine Pontiff cal ... discuss

At the end of Mass in Piazza Vittorio during his two-day pastoral visit to the Italian city of Turin, Pope Francis led the Angelus. This a ZENIT translation of the Holy Father's address befo ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ homily during the outdoor Mass in Piazza Vittorio in Turin. * * * In the Opening Prayer, we prayed: “Give your people, Father, the gift of li ... discuss

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Proper of Seasons: 388 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1137 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 616 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 93 ... discuss

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William E. L ... discuss

Quoting St. Jerome, Pope Francis is affirming that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. He said that this morning when he received in audience the members of the Catholic Biblical Fe ... discuss

The president of the US bishops' conference joined others around the nation in expressing his grief and sorrow over a shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at a Bible study at the Emanue ... discuss

The US bishops' annual "Fortnight for Freedom" begins this Sunday. The yearly event seeks to spotlight religious freedom and the threats to that freedom being faced in the United States. The theme ... discuss

Only if we get our acts together will the climate crisis problem be able to be overcome. This is the conviction of Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founder and director of the Potsdam In ... discuss

Bernard Mizeki was born in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique) in about 1861. When he was twelve or a little older, he left his home and went to Capetown, South Africa, where for the next ten years he ... discuss

was born into a Sikh family in the village of Rampur (Punjab state) in northern India. Sikhism, founded about 1500 AD, is a religion that teaches belief in one God and rejects the caste system; it had ... discuss

Those of you who, like me, have a wood fire will know that different woods burn hotter than others, some spit and some give a long slow burn. Medieval cooks knew a lot about wood in all its various ca ... discuss

The Christian is aware that, without the help of the Lord, he cannot walk through life. Pope Francis conveyed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today, reported Vatican Radio. I ... discuss

The Holy See today published Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical, Laudato Si’: On the Care of the Common Home. The 184-page document addresses the contentious subject of climate ch ... discuss

The CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services says that with Laudato Si', Pope Francis is addressing the most pressing issue of our time. In an interview with ZENIT today following the rel ... discuss

The 1400th anniversary of the death of Saint Columbanus (also known as Saint Columban), one of the greatest of the Irish missionary monks, is being marked with a national Mass of Thanksgiving nex ... discuss

Below is the statement of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), welcoming the release of Pope Francis’ encyc ... discuss

Below is the Vatican Radio-provided translation of Pope Francis' address to the Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Mor Ignatius Aphram II, this morning in the Vatican: *** Y ... discuss

"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of unity in the Church and the instrument of the building up of the kingdom of God, which is a kingdom of peace and of justice." Pope Francis made this state ... discuss

Here is a text published today by the Vatican of a message sent to Muslims by the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The message was sent on the occasion of the month ... discuss

Worldly attachment to wealth will not be carried with us to heaven and potentially could damage our lives on earth. During his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned aga ... discuss

The encyclical Pope Francis released today was generating a flurry of attention well before most anyone had had the chance to read it. Most of the attention was caused by the subject matter, with both ... discuss

This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- When Egyptian young Christian women get into serious trouble, society is harshly unforgiving. But in Upper Egypt, a g ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — French daily Le Monde has used the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo to warn those across the English Channel against a British exit from the European Uni ... discuss

What we would think of as a beef animal had the double purpose of being a working or draught animal that could pull heavy loads. There is an old adage, "A year to grow, two years to plough and a year ... discuss

Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pope Francis' controversial encyclical, Laudato Si' (Praise Be to You), has ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — Jeremy Irons is a member of acting's most elite group, with an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy to his name. But at 66, an age when some might consider retirement, the dapper English actor cou ... discuss

This is part IX,  the summary of what we’ve covered on Miss Mason’s approach to grammar and composition for grades 4-6, along with some practical tools. -For composition, see these post ... discuss

Pope Francis’ encyclical is focused on the idea of "integral ecology," connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people. Only by radically&# ... discuss

Pope Francis sets out a vision for rebalancing the inequalities between rich and poor in his encyclical "Laudato Si'," on "Caring for our Common Home." Caritas Internationalis President Cardin ... discuss

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jun 18, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The inauguration and blessing of a new parish in the capital of the United Arab Emirates last week was met with jubilation, a ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux As we embark on the annual Fortnight for Freedom, an initiative of the U.S. Bishops that takes place from June 21-July 4, we observe a focused period of prayer, education, and action ... discuss

The Vatican this week released a list of further members of the October synod on the family. They are: A) Episcopal Conferences   AFRICA ANGOLA and SAO TOME Member: Bishop Emilio S ... discuss

This report is contributed by Antonia von Alten of Aid to the Church in Need. -- Five years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the local Church is increasingly concerned about brazen at ... discuss

  I like to browse the public domain books at Google Books.  I share some of what I find here, and today I have a treasure.  This is so gorgeous.  Feast your eyes: From Essentials of English: ... discuss

The Greek-Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, Grégoire III, has warned his bishops of some alarming statistics about the toll being taken on the Lebanese, particularly the nation's Christians. ... discuss

The Church in Cambodia has officially opened the diocesan phase of the beatification process of 35 Cambodian martyrs. According to Fides, national director of the Pontifical Missionary So ... discuss

Contact: Liane Worthington, 616-698-3345 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 17, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Biblica and Zondervan have come together to make the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of t ... discuss

Pope Francis remembered refugees, and called on the international community to come to their aid. The remembrance comes several days before the UN’s World Refugee Day Campaign. The Holy Fathe ... discuss

Pope Francis has invited all faithful to welcome the Encyclical on the environment, entitled "Laudato si, on the care of our common home." Toward the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s address at the general audience held this morning in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the course of ... discuss

The second Catholic Church to be opened in Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates, was inaugurated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, last Thursday, and wi ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday when he received in audience a Delegation of the Czech Republic, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death. ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Wieslaw Spiewak, C.R., as bishop of Hamilton, Bermuda. Wieslaw Spiewak was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1990.  He holds a mast ... discuss

6-8 ENGLISH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeDiocese of Winona (Winona, MN)Loyola is seeking a full time (1.0 FTE) English Teacher for grades 6-7-8 starting with the 2015-16 school ye ... discuss

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Here is Part I of the Pope's meditation during the 3rd World Retreat of Priests on Friday, June 12th at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome. Part II will be published on Wednesday, June 16th. ... discuss

(18 May 1692 O.S. – 16 June 1752) was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He is known, among other ... discuss

Pope Francis says that if you remove poverty from the Gospel, you cannot understand the message of Jesus. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father spoke of this theme during his daily morning ... discuss

From left, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William and Princess Anne attend an event marking the 8 ... discuss

Charles Spurgeon, often referred to as the “Prince of Preachers” died in January of 1892.  Although he has been gone from this earth for a long time, he remains very much present in serm ... discuss

Another book that Miss Mason used for grammar with form II (grades 4-6), as well as older students,  is Meiklejohn’s A Short Grammar of the English Tongue. You can find a neat, tidy, easy to re ... discuss

A friend once asked me what comedy was. That floored me. What is comedy? I don’t know. Does anybody? Can you define it? All I know is that I learned how to get laughs, and that’s all I kno ... discuss

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(LiveActionNews) – Norma McCorvey was the plaintiff in the 1973 case Roe vs. Wade, which forced legal abortion throughout the country. Few people know that she also worked in abortion clinics b ... discuss

The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis stepped down today along with one of his auxiliary bishops, amid accusations that the archdiocese did not correctly handle accusations of sexual abuse. Ar ... discuss

Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSJesus said to his disciples:“You have heard that it was said,An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.But I sa ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he opened the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square. The theme this year is: &# ... discuss

Pope Francis has called for the spiritual rebirth of Rome and has appealed to families to contribute to this. The Holy Father made the exhortation Sunday evening when speaking to some 25,000 ... discuss

As bloodshed continues to plague the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging continued efforts of Christian charity and has condemned that which tramples human dignity.   Speaking to ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today when he met in Saint Peter’s Square with the Association of Italian Catholic Guides and Scouts (AGESCI). * * * Dear Frien ... discuss

On Monday, Pope Francis received Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia. During the meeting, the Holy Father reiterated the Church’s support in the ongoing peace process in the country. Al ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Pope’s address to the Italian Superior Council of the Judiciary on Saturday at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. * * * Mister Vice-President, Gentlemen Counselor ... discuss

Jozef Wesołowski , the former Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic delegate to Puerto Rico, will face trial next month. According to the Holy See Press Office, Professor Gi ... discuss

“Justice is not made in the abstract, but always considering man in his real value, as a being created in the image of God and called to realize, here on earth, that likeness.” These ar ... discuss

 One of the books Miss Mason used with 4-6 graders is How To Tell The Parts of Speech, by E. A. Abbott.  The book is dated enough that it is of limited use for today’s teacher/parent, unless y ... discuss

As Christians, we are called to be free from passions and to not be a cause of scandal for others. These were the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this mor ... discuss

Pope Francis has urged Italian Catholic scouts to build bridges in a society where there is a habit of building walls.   During his address to members of the Association of Ital ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. All effects have causes. All actions have consequences. To understand these self-evident truths leads to an understanding of reality, the nature of things. In the realm o ... discuss

During his greeting to faithful following his address, Pope Francis spoke on his upcoming encyclical. The anticipated encyclical on ecology, entitled “Laudato sii: On the Care of our Common H ... discuss

“As the humble seed grows in the earth, so does the Word work with the power of God in the hearts of those who listen.” These were the words of Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus Ad ... discuss

Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed wo ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus this afternoon in St. Peter’s Square: * * * Dear brothers and sisters, good mornin ... discuss

6TH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeSt. Mary's Catholic School (Alexandria, VA)St. Mary's Catholic School in Alexandria, VA is looking for a qualified middle school tea ... discuss

June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its ... discuss

“Climate Denier.” One of the environmental advocates who coined this term recently revealed to Jean Chemnick, a reporter for E&E, one of the Left’s most potent weapons in dominating the policy d ... discuss

[Here's a practical tip submitted by reader Peter Kwasniewski.  Thanks!  He writes:]Recently, I had occasion to type up for a friend a set of detailed instructions for using Sibelius 7.5 to ... discuss

by Brian Fisher, CEO and Founder, Online for Life: One of our OFL team members, Kari, is an excellent researcher. Every morning she pores over numerous news sites, online magazines, and aggregator si ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn June 28, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the day – one day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The proximity of both celebrations r ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: This Monday, June 15, is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta (Great Charter).At Runnymede, about 20 miles outside London, the barons forced King John of Engla ... discuss

Obama Threatens To Veto Unless IRS Receives More Funding TooSEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): “It is simply incomprehensible that as America confronts the most diverse and complex array of crises around t ... discuss

In the United Kingdom, a couple paid a woman nearly £5,000 (or 8,000 U.S. dollars) to keep her baby and give him to them to adopt. They also paid her monthly sums to help her with food and other expe ... discuss

NRL News Today reported on the case of Vincent Lambert, a 38-year-old Frenchmen who was severely brain injured in a 2008 motorcycle accident. The European Court of Human Rights had ruled that food and ... discuss

ENGLISH TEACHER 9-12 Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeCathedral Preparatory School and Seminary (Elmhurst, NY)Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary is seeking a full time English Teacher ... discuss

As I got through the rest of the Catechism (took me 2.5 years, on and off, but I finished it!) and reading Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina by Thelma Hall, I became aware of how poor my ... discuss

This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A leading Iraqi prelate has called on world government to increase their efforts to defeat ISIS and restore land a ... discuss

Pope Francis confirmed today that he will visit Africa in November. The Holy Father made the announcement during his meditation at the World Retreat of Priests in Rome. “In November, I will b ... discuss

This report is contributed by Michael J Robinson and John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. -- A youth rally took place Thursday at which young people from across Scotland stood i ... discuss




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