June 25, 2015 @maryjoanderson3   The Synod on the Family– A Journalist’s Log Once again this blog has been shamefully ignored, nearly orphaned! I will spare you, dear readers, all my excuses for months of blog inactivity. (Which is not to say that I have been inactive-quite the contrary! ) As most of you know, the… Read More

I A quick review of literature reveals that where Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been implemented, there is little success and a great deal of failure.  Parents, students and teachers are all victims of what has become a massive experiment in public education. In short, 50 million American school children are Guinea Pigs for… Read More

  She was tiny, a girl with a love of pretty shiny things. A slight frame, her silver filigree belt might belong to a doll.  Her relics are housed in the magnificent pre- Romanesque Abbaye St. Foy, in Conques, a hidden mountain village in south central France.       The reliquary itself is a… Read More

  I will travel to Rome to report on the Synod on the Family, October 11-19. Please look for updates, helpful links and commmentary soon. Meanwhile, find me on Twitter, @maryjoanderson3   *… Read More

See also these Crisis articles: Common Core goes Global Common Core Sexualizes American School Children Parents and laity understand that when 132 prestigious Catholic professors from around the country take the unusual step of writing a very strong letter to protest the use of Common Core State Standards in our Catholic schools, that there is… Read More

Recently I taped four episodes at EWTN on the topic of Common Core with Johnette Benkovic of Women of Grace. The enormous interest in Common Core is exploding across the nation as parents realize what has happened to their neighborhood school–paid for with their tax dollars.   Why Common Core Doesn’t Add Up   For… Read More

Please  pray for our nation: The Novena to the Immaculate Conception, which can begin today, concludes on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December8th.  Our bishops have consecrated the country to The Immaculate Conception twice in our history–she is the patron of our nation. Pray that we recover our faith in God.     PRAYER… Read More

  November 4th, the Apostolic Nuncio for the USA,  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò ,  addressed  a conference on Religious Liberty at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. His remarks included this statement: “As the papal nuncio to the United States, I realize that I speak from a distinguished podium at a great university. It… Read More

  There is little time to waste–four years passes quickly.  Catholics have an urgent mission.  The election wasn’t about who the next president would be. And, the election wasn’t about the economy, despite our fiscal peril. It was a massive culture clash; a fight cleverly picked by team Obama to force a cultural battle  on… Read More

  Archbishop John Carroll wrote this prayer for government in 1791, to be read in all churches. Today it is as relevant at it was then–perhaps more so. Please pray for America, one nation under God.   “We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are… Read More