The Effects of Implementing the Virtue Program In School
Aug05

The Effects of Implementing the Virtue Program In School

I am Angela Johnston, and I have been a principal for 18 years. Before that I was a music therapist working with adjudicated youth. I am blessed to be surrounded by children every day, and I feel lucky to be a part of helping them learn and get closer with Christ. Having been doing this for years, I see a lot of change every year. We are trying to grow every day and working to eventually become Saints. It has been a beautiful journey...

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Formation Through the Media vs. Formation Through the Virtues
Jul29

Formation Through the Media vs. Formation Through the Virtues

My name is Teresa Tomeo and I am a Catholic talk show host, author, and speaker. I host a nationally syndicated talk show called “Catholic Connection” on EWTN radio and a TV show on EWTN called the “Catholic View for Women.”  I spent most of my career in broadcasting, and I have been on the radio since I was 14-years-old. For me, being on the radio started out at a high school radio station; I knew from a...

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Cultivating Virtue to Battle Vice
Jul22

Cultivating Virtue to Battle Vice

We all have an innate desire for happiness. We all crave and want it. Nobody says they want to be miserable, nor that they want to have a life of pain and suffering. Everybody wants a fulfilling, happy life; but what do we need in order to be happy? Most people have come to realize that what we need is love. A life without any love — without a spouse, friends, children, parents, or any of these relationships that provide meaning —...

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Developing Character at Home and on the Court
Jul15

Developing Character at Home and on the Court

My name is Sandy Brondello and I am a mother of two beautiful children: my son Brody is 9 and my daughter Jada is 6, and they both attend St. Thomas the Apostle School in Phoenix. I am a wife to my husband Olaf Lange, and I am also the coach of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. I grew up in Australia, and I was the youngest of 4 children. My mother worked extremely hard. I did not quite realize the teaching points that my mother handed...

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Defining Virtue in the Business World
Jul08

Defining Virtue in the Business World

A prominent feature of the current culture we live in is that we are a self-focused, self-centered society. We have the iPhone, the iPad, the iMagazine; we function as though everything is about us. But really, without God’s breath, we can do nothing. This self-focused way of life is a danger to our culture. However, that danger can be combatted by all of us in the body of Christ. We can revitalize a culture by showing how to live a...

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