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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Defending Our Catholic Village

Don't keel over. I agree with Hillary Clinton. It does take a village to raise a child. However, unlike Clinton, I have no intention of allowing the state to impose itself as the "village". As a parent, it is my right to choose the village. Read why the fight for religious freedom is also a fight for parental rights:

The Washington Post recently published a heartwarming and inspiring story of parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, who banded together to make sure their children succeeded in high school. They perceived cultural obstacles to success and sought to equip their sons and daughters to overcome them.
Beginning in middle school, these parents supported each other and watched out for each other’s children. They set high standards for both behavior and academic performance. Together they mentored, chided, scolded, encouraged and rewarded these young people to keep them on the road to academic excellence. Their children graduated with a 92% rate of enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and an average cumulative GPA of 3.7.

To celebrate their achievement, they partied and enjoyed a cake decorated with the axiom made famous by Hillary Clinton, “It takes a village.” Unlike the government-imposed village of school-based indoctrination programs envisioned by Clinton, however, the “village” that supported these young people was freely chosen by their parents. They had common concerns, goals and values, and cooperatively passed on these values to all of their children.
Continue reading at HLI America

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