"The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord's command to pray without ceasing," according to universalis.com, the website that makes the liturgical and devotional resources of the Catholic Church available on the new electronic media.
Sportsmanship can be reduced to one concept -- respect.
"Treating people the way you'd like to be treated -- that's what it's all about," said Bill Bommarito, founder and president of Coaching Concepts Inc., dedicated to the education of volunteer coaches.
The St. Louis native who played and coached in the Catholic Youth Council and directed a parish program is the presenter of the CYC's "Coaching to Make a Positive Difference," a mandatory program for coaches.
Lane Green laughed as he said it: "We occasionally deal with psycho parents."
Green, the director of athletics for the Olathe School District in Kansas, was a speaker at the St. Louis Sportsmanship Summit at Maryville University earlier this month. His workshop concerned dealing with parents, and it really is no laughing matter, he said.
Then to all Christ said, "Whoever wishes to be my follower must deny his very self, take up his cross each day and follow in my steps" (Luke 9:23).
The Church has always helped us fulfill these words of Jesus by prescribing very definite penance for all Catholics. Accordingly, the pope and the American bishops have outlined obligatory fast and abstinence as follows: