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  • A comprehensive approach to character building in Catholic schools

    05/22/2009 5:00:24 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | May 22, 2009 | THOMAS LICKONA
    The purpose of the Church and of Catholic education is to turn us into little Christs, to continue the process of our transformation in Christ that began in our baptism. How can Catholic schools help to develop, in both students and staff, the character of Christ. Sanctity is not reserved for a few. Jesus, by His Incarnation and death on the Cross, merited the means of salvation and sanctification for all who believe in Him. He did not give the precept "Be you perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" to a chosen group of persons. . . . He...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Talk Radio guys, talk 3.7 million "VIRGIN" out of giving it up...

    01/18/2009 10:25:04 AM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 21 replies · 2,082+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 01.19.2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Last night, quite late in the evening, and on the show, the girl who has pledged to sell her virginity for the highest bid, convinced her to not "give it up" if a higher bid - individual or cumulative comes in to top the present $3.7 million offer that has been registered. Having done MANY interviews declining similar offers, Natalie Dylan (not her real name) has agreed to remain a virgin, and give ALL of the proceeds (that she had previously agreed to use towards graduate school) instead--to stopping the horrific practice of child sex trafficking.
  • Eight Traits Characterize Teens Who Abstain from Sex

    01/20/2009 6:41:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 49 replies · 1,650+ views
    citizenlink ^ | 1-13-09 | Jennifer Mesko
    The news reports seem to vary from day to day. Either condom-based sex education works, or it doesn't. Either abstinence should be the focus, or it shouldn't.But, according to government-supported research at the Heritage Foundation, one thing is clear: Teens who abstain from sex share some characteristics.The National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health identified eight personality and behavioral traits that were associated with both abstinence and academic achievement:• Future orientation, with a focus on long-term goals. • Willingness to postpone current pleasures for larger future rewards. • Perseverance, as in the ability to stick to a task or commitment. • A belief that...
  • Sully's America (Great Nation Rises In Bad Times)

    01/18/2009 7:20:26 AM PST · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,511+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Graham
    Looking for this week’s classic American tale? Forget the rise of Barack Obama. It’s the fall of Flight 1549. There, lined up on the wings of a sinking plane like kids patiently waiting for the school bus, was the real America. Not to name any names, but there are those who believe American society is broken, that our national soul needs healing, that our citizens lack the character to even set our own thermostats. But I believe that the nation this unnamed person will be sworn in to govern on Tuesday is a much better place than many of his...
  • Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape

    12/22/2008 2:59:16 AM PST · by Cindy · 70 replies · 2,679+ views
    Don't let it be misunderstood. Those who serve in our nation's military espouse values that confuse the left, confound their purpose, and leave them unable to understand, much less resonate with our service men and women. This week I saw why.
  • Don't close the blinds...

    11/02/2008 2:40:21 PM PST · by GulfWar1Vet · 19 replies · 1,190+ views
    Internet | 2 November 2008 | Gulfwar1vet
    DON'T CLOSE THE BLINDS Just please read and ask yourself what will you do when they come to your door? The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war. My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our...
  • Character Is the Issue

    10/28/2008 12:57:46 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 4 replies · 237+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | October 28, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    I get a big kick out of Democrats insisting that the Republicans should concentrate on the issues instead of focusing on Barack Obama’s own words and affiliations. They call it negative campaigning. It reminds me of 1948 when the crowds would exhort Harry Truman to give the Republicans hell: “I don’t give them hell,” he replied, “I just tell the truth and the Republicans think it’s hell.” According to the Democrats, nobody is supposed to mention Obama’s hostility to his own white relatives; his black hate-mongering religious mentor; his political alliance with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers; his work with Saul...
  • Obama's relationships: much more than guilt by association

    10/21/2008 10:45:24 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 614+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | 10/21/2008 | Andrew Jaffee
    Barack Obama and his supporters have tried to claim that his associations with people like Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, James Meeks, John Lewis, Alcee Hastings, Bill Ayers, Mahdi Bray, and Nihad Awad, and his connections with organizations like Trinity United Church of Christ, ACORN, the Muslim American Society's (MAS) Freedom Foundation, and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), were all innocuous. When people question Obama's character vis-ŕ-vis these relationships, his campaign and followers retort that he is being unfairly accused using guilt by association. In fact, Obama has had long-standing relationships, and/or relationships of convenience, with such people/entities, and...
  • Rush said "Eliteism vs ?"

    10/21/2008 5:20:43 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 8 replies · 622+ views
    10/21/08 | Conservativesister
    <p>Yesterday Rush said the reason the "they" commitee (as in Noonan and company) doesn't like Sarah Palin is because of her grammar and speaking. She drops her "g" when saying good morning. You know this really has me pissed, who do these hippocrites think they are. Are they afraid of BEAUTY because anyone can learn to speak.........Beauty, Elegance and Grace are attributes they lack and Sarah has.</p>
  • NOW ON THE AIR:live interview on WTIC with Vietnam POW who served with McCain in Hanoi Hilton

    10/20/2008 7:34:50 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1,892+ views
    Jim Vicevich ^ | 10/20/08 | Jim Vicevuch
    Click on the link, then click on LISTEN NOW link to hear Marine pilot who was shot down 1 year before McCain http://www.wticam.com/
  • Obama's High School Days

    10/10/2008 3:45:42 PM PDT · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 13 replies · 1,479+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    As the media turns over every rock in the past of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, there has been shockingly little vetting of Barack Obama’s background. Although candidates should not be judged solely by their behavior as adolescents, an examination of their overall past is fair and important, especially as we pick our next president. And former schoolmates can help provide character clues, such as the former Obama schoolmate who told Newsmax that she is surprised he is running for president.
  • A Question of Barack Obama's Character

    10/10/2008 9:27:04 AM PDT · by IndianPrincessOK · 13 replies · 661+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/10/08 | By Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack Obama sporting associations with three more execrable characters. Yet let the McCain campaign raise the issue, and the mainstream media begin fulminating about dirty campaigning tinged with racism and McCarthyite guilt by association. But associations are important. They provide a significant insight into character. They are particularly relevant in relation to a potential president as new, unknown, opaque and self-contained as Obama. With the economy overshadowing everything, it may be too late politically...
  • Thomas Sowell The Real Obama part II

    10/08/2008 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Bertram3 · 3 replies · 770+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/8/08 | Thomas Sowell
    A recent Republican campaign ad sarcastically described as Barack Obama's "one accomplishment" his supporting a bill to promote sex education in kindergarten. During an interview of a Republican spokesman, Tom Brokaw of NBC News replayed that ad and asked if that was something serious to be discussed in a presidential election campaign. It was a variation on an old theme about getting back to "the real issues," just as Brokaw's question was a variation on an increasingly widespread tendency among journalists to become a squad of Obama avengers, instead of reporters. Does it matter if Barack Obama is for sex...
  • It's Obama's Character, Stupid

    10/05/2008 4:43:12 PM PDT · by jeepers creepers · 4 replies · 375+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/02/08 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I picked up a copy of Time magazine yesterday, in which a columnist declared that issues of "character" were a "distraction" in the Presidential race. Obama actually said the same thing in his North Carolina press conference, that the Reverend Wright affair has been a "distraction." Isn't this what liberals usually say when their own characters come under public scrutiny? What a heap of pure poppycock!
  • Character v Diversity

    09/05/2008 5:35:14 PM PDT · by GaryWiram · 73+ views
    A Few Days With Figgins ^ | Friday, September 5, 2008 | Gary Wiram
    An African-American from Generation X, two White Guys from the Silent Generation and a woman from Generation X. Arguably, the greatest diversity the U.S. has ever seen in its leading general election candidates for the Presidency. I think that’s a healthy thing. The progress our nation has made on the topic of diversity is, surely, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. But, he taught us not to judge people based on observable differences – e.g. the color of skin (or the age of skin or the shape of skin). Rather, his instruction was to base judgment on content of...
  • Integrity in Politics [Sarah Palin]

    08/30/2008 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies · 675+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | August 29, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    Integrity in Politics by Dr. Jeff Mirus, August 29, 2008   The selection of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as John McCain’s running mate has people thinking about integrity again. Palin is a pro-life mother of four who makes no bones about fighting corruption and standing up for the vulnerable. She opposes abortion not only in speech but in personal practice, having resisted suggestions to abort her own Downs-syndrome child. She swept into office in Alaska by exposing and campaigning against serious ethics violations, and she has the highest approval rating of any significant public figure in any state in...
  • The Need for Godly Character

    08/11/2008 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-11-08 | Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty
    Character development is a process; it is not automatic. When we received Christ, we got all of His character. You have the ability with Christ in you to have all of His character traits coming out of your life. We received this character and then we begin to do what Paul said in Colossians 2:6, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” Or in other words, as you’ve received His character in you, now live out His character in your words, in your deeds, in your actions. We’ve got to go after character by...
  • What Ever Happened to . . . ?

    08/04/2008 7:54:07 PM PDT · by DustyMoment · 11 replies · 148+ views
    DustyMoment | 4 August, 2008 | DustyMoment
    . . . honor, integrity, honesty, ethics, morals, character, judgement? Recently, rumors at the company where I work have started proving true. Our building will be sold and the manufacturing facility sold to another company. Something new; unusual? Market downturn? No, not really. Just greed. Greed likely performed by an officer of the company who thought it would be okay to misreport our earnings. In other words, they "cooked the books". I'm sure they thought that no harm would come as a result of lying; it made their quarterly earnings look better than they were and earned them a higher...
  • President Stops To Wish Woman Happy Birthday (Ruth Harris Celebrates 91 Years)

    07/31/2008 12:44:54 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 25 replies · 90+ views
    NewsNet5. ^ | 07-31-2008 | NewsNet5.
    GATES MILLS, Ohio -- President George W. Bush made a pit stop on his way back to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday evening. After leaving a fundraiser in Gates Mills, his motorcade passed a home with a sign asking the president to stop by -- so he did. Bush got out of the car and spent a few minutes with Ruth Harris, who was celebrating her 91st birthday with her family. Bush sat in a chair next to Harris and said "91 years old -- how special." When neighbors noticed what was happening, they soon surrounded the president for...
  • A not-so-public man: the private character of John McCain

    07/01/2008 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies · 108+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Abraham Katsman
    It's pretty amazing when you think about it. War hero John McCain has been in the public eye almost his entire adult life. He's run numerous campaigns, served in Congress for 25 years, and is in his second run for the presidency. Yet, there is so much of his life that reveals an absolutely sterling character, but remains largely unknown to the public. And in spite of the tremendous political advantages that publicity could confer, McCain instinctively keeps that information private. Although as a presidential candidate he may be forced to overcome this reticence, he honorably shies away from using...