Are Your Kids Protected Against MTD?

In their book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (2005), Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton revealed the results of extensive interviews with young Americans. They learned that the teenagers, regardless of their faith traditions, had more or less synthesized their beliefs into their own “religion”, what the authors called Moralistic […]

The Role of the Church in Education

When I was a little girl, like most Catholic children, I attended the neighborhood Catholic school. We were very privileged, compared with many other parts of the world, in that our education was free. There were parallel public school systems, Catholic and Protestant, although the Protestant system was largely secular. The Catholic schools were attached […]

A Fine Mess

After spending the last ten days on the road, it feels great to be home. Frankly, it’s a mess plus we have dragged in our luggage and odds and ends that we purchased along the way. I’m tired from the long drive but I am also motivated to restore some order. Leaving the house in […]