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May 21, 2014 – Cure for the Common Core

With mounting concern over the Common Core State Standards, what are parents and teachers to do? Consider God’s providence. God founded his Church on Peter (Mt 16: 18) to aid our journey through life to heaven. In the 12th Century, the Church was instrumental in fostering education, and through its essential support, the university system was developed from what began as “Cathedral schools” (1). Paris and Bologna were the first two. Today, there are great alternatives to Common Core. These include a classical curriculum and a [non-Common Core] Christian education. What comprises a classical curriculum? How is this curriculum in harmony with Christian formation? These questions are discussed and draw from ā€œWhat is a Classical Educationā€, by Peter Kreeft, and published in ā€œThe Classical Teacherā€ magazine, Spring 2009. For the complete article, see: www.memoriapress.com.

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(1) “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization”, Thomas E. Wood, Jr., Chptr 4.

February 6, 2012 – Introduction to Brother Lawrence

This program is the introduction to Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection’s life and biographical sketch. It details his early military experience and his failed effort to become a hermit. It ends with his entry into the Carmel in Paris where he spent the rest of his life.

November 14, 2011 – Alessandro Ghirelli

In this program, Kathie talks to Alessandro Ghirelli, andĀ Italian artist. HeĀ designsĀ Rosaries such as the 9/11 Rememberance Rosary found at the Holy See, Vatican Museum and Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.Ā  Alessandro Ghirelli and his interpreter, Elena Bentini talk about these world-renown custom Rosaries.