Why “Like”?

by Marc Gagnier 10th grade In our modern day and age, proper language and culture have tended to decline or even become obsolete. Texting, e-mail, and other types of social networking have replaced formal language and mechanics. Now, it has become customary to use slang, acronyms and, in general, poor English. One of the most…Continue reading Why “Like”?

True Conservative Gentlemen

by Melvin Siebenmorgen 11th grade As everyone realizes, the liberal media can’t really be trusted. Yet, what about the conservative media? And do conservative organizations such as CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) really portray accurately the morals, values and political positions of Catholics and conservatives? Sadly, the answer is a blatant and resounding “no. ”…Continue reading True Conservative Gentlemen

The True Spirit of Heroism

by Mst. Marc Gagnier 9th Grade The real meaning of heroism is misunderstood today. Many people these days, when thinking about a “hero” imagine some movie celebrity or rock-star. However, those are examples of fake heroism. A hero in the true sense is one who practices heroic virtue for God. In our day and age,…Continue reading The True Spirit of Heroism

The Angelic Virtue

“Renounce marriage, and imitate the angels,” said St. John of Damascus. This is an immense compliment for the virtue of virginity. St. John, of course, is not suggesting that marriage is an evil, but is simply saying that virginity is higher than marriage on the supernatural scale. It is much more pleasing to God when…Continue reading The Angelic Virtue

The Evening Parade

Few experiences have impressed me more than when I saw the “Evening Parade” at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. First, I was impressed with the sharp uniform of the Marines. Each Marine had a white military hat with a black visor, adorned with the insignia of the Marine Corps, a golden eagle, globe, and…Continue reading The Evening Parade