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  • Mary Therese has written:

    Hi Kelly, don’t know that I’ve ever commented before, but just wanted to tell you I like the new layout! 🙂 Most times anyone changes a web-page, I usually don’t like change (of any kind), but this is nice. I had nothing against the old page, but just wanted to let you know I like the new one better! (Although I believe most of your writing is of real, not questionable value!)

  • Hattie has written:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who hass been conducting a little homework on this.
    And he in fact bought me breakfast due to the fact that I found it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this matter here on your site.

  • Marianna Teller has written:

    I just discovered your blog. I LOVE it. I was looking for reviews on The Story of Civilization (vs SOTW) and found ThisainttheLyceum. Your no BS sense of humor and unapologetic Catholic faith immediately and strongly resonated with me. Then I saw that you have a child (children?) with SMA. Well, we have five kids. Our oldest has severe CP. We are Catholic. AND we are finally taking the plunge into homeschooling. This decision has been a long time in coming (11 years to be exact). Funny, but the pandemic facilitated our decision. Another long story of course, but bottom line is we live in California where Planned Parenthood is infiltrating our public schools, which are barely more than glorified socialized childcare centers anyways, and where our “Catholic” schools are…unsatisfactory academically and deplorable religiously (when we left our local Catholic school, my comment to others was that “I would rather my children be educated by good pagans than rotten Catholics”). I meant it, too.

    So, moving on, I am looking for religious formation materials or for guidance on how to provide a solid Catholic formation. We of course go to mass (when things are normal) and do our best to participate in the sacraments, but their knowledge still seems so bare bones and “fluffy.” Their ages are 4-15. I would be extremely grateful for anything anyone is willing to share about their experience with methods and materials addressing the task of religious formation. Thank you in advance for any input. I am so happy to have found this site!

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