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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 “What is a Classical Education”, by Peter Kreeft, and published in “The Classical Teacher” 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.

July 14, 2011 – The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God

 The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God.  The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother, Pro-Life Activist.

 Ken talks with Dr Michael Pakaluk the editor of The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God.  The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother, Pro-Life Activist published by Ignatius Press.  In today’s anti-life society, the world needs the example of women who are beacons for the culture of life.  Well know author Peter Kreeft knew Ruth and has said that Ruth was the most effective and inspiring pro-life speaker he had ever heard.  She was such a compelling, articulate pro-life debater that eventually Planned Parenthood spokeswomen refuse to spar with her in public. Kreeft goes on to say, “In this book you will meet a truly wonderful person.” Dr Pakaluk’s book can be purchased at: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/ASMG-P/the-appalling-strangeness-of-the-mercy-of-god.aspx