He’s Coming! The Great O Antiphons

He’s coming!  And as the Church anticipates the coming of the Messiah at Christmas, we sing the joyful O Antiphons at Vespers during this last week of Advent.Each of the O Antiphons reminds us of a different title for Christ, highlighting one of his attributes; and each refers to Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the coming Messiah. *     *     *     *     * The O Antiphons are:December 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom) December 18: O Adonai (O Lord) December 19: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse … [Read more...]

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Serena Williams Just Took Feminism Back a Generation

Serena Williams, named Sports Illustrated's 2015 "Sportsperson of the Year," dressed for her cover photo shoot like [choose one]:a tennis superstar a professional athlete a hookerThe 34-year-old tennis legend, whose career made sports history and earned her more than $74 million in prize money, could have played the part of a winner:  She could have worn the uniform of a tennis great: a white tennis dress and a headband, or a tank top with a Nike hoodie....The U.S. Women's So … [Read more...]

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Common Core Architect: Faithful Catholic Schools Shouldn’t Fear New SAT

For years now, Catholic schools have felt pressured to conform to the Common Core because of the perceived need to keep pace with changes to the SAT, to stay competitive in college admissions.But the Newman Society interviewed David Coleman—the president of The College Board which runs the SAT, and the chief architect of the Common Core.  They report two big takeaways:Despite fears to the contrary, Coleman told us that traditional and faithful Catholic schools have nothing to fear about … [Read more...]

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