Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Discussing Current Events

The homeschool teens at Logic Class have been debating the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller for the past two weeks. Mr. Jeremy gave them several web stories to read ahead of tonight's weekly discussions. Meggar was eager for Domitille to see how intellectual the input would be from among her friends. Domitille is interested in politics, but I think some of it got lost in the translation. Meggar likes to focus on the obvious lack of late-term abortion providers and the higher power of God's will.

The Totus Tuus team has also provided good banter concerning current events. They were up-to-date on the George Tiller situation, happily receiving the news that his relatives in Wichita cannot find a doctor to keep the clinic open. Katie and Anne also knew about the Christopher West interview on ABC. He is a well-known speaker whose topic is JPII's "Theology of the Body." Of course, some of his Catholic theology was lost in the reporter's editing. The truth of the matter is that Christopher West wholeheartedly wants to reach an audience (young people) that receives a regular (bad) diet of modern media messages about sexuality. Men and women deserve the beauty of "Theology of the Body" in a language that is easily applicable to their lives from high school to university to dating to early marriage and beyond. West does that -- in a powerful way!

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