Wednesday, February 13, 2008
An Examination of Conscience for Children using The Lord’s Prayer.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name.
- Do I think about God every day?
- Do I say my prayers?
- Do I pay attention and participate at Mass?
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
- Am I kind to others?
- Do I do what Jesus wants me to do?
- Do I share with others?
- Am I helpful to my family?
- Do I show respect to my teachers and classmates?
Give us this day our daily bread
- Do I remember to say thank you?
- Am I sometimes greedy?
- Do I appreciate the good things I have in my life?
- Do I think of ways to help those who have no food?
- Do I take things that don't belong to me?
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
- Do I say I’m sorry when I have been wrong?
- Do I forgive and forget when someone does something bad to me?
- Do I help solve problems between my friends or do I cause more trouble?
- Do I say bad things about people who have hurt me?
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
- Do I play fairly in sports and games?
- Do I cheat in school?
- Do I tell the truth?
- Do I set a good example by my kindness?
- Do I let other kids tempt me to do things I know I shouldn't do?
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Here's a quote from the article, just to make you read more on his site:
"Contemplation and politics are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the contemplative man or woman is usually the most interested in social wellbeing and the most engaged in its pursuit. He sees politics as a means to prepare the human soul for more important activity (like loving and being loved), instead of as an end in and of itself. He sees the politician as a man or a woman called to collaborate in the ordering of society for the good of the human person, such that every citizen, buoyed first by the family and then by community organizations, may pursue and achieve his natural and supernatural ends." Fr. Jonathan Morris, "Virtue of Contemplation on Super Tuesday"
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Friday, February 1, 2008
So here they are, in no particular order:
Called to Holiness by Ralph Martin
Prayer and Temperament: Different Prayer Forms for Different Personality Types by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisy
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton
Love is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft
The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by John Bartunek
Characters of the Passion by Fulton Sheen
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven by Peter Kreeft
Journey Toward Easter by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI
Collected Words of St. John of the Cross
If Your Mind Wanders at Mass by Thomas Howard
In Conversation with God Vol. 2 - Lent and Eastertide by Francis Fernandez
If you have any suggestions of your own, please include them in comments!!