DEAR FATHER | Giving up meat during Lent is a sign of solidarity with one another

Before looking at why we abstain from meat as a common penance, we should examine why we even do penance in the first place.

Editorial | Olympic athletes set example for sacrifice

Our Olympic athletes have returned from Sochi, Russia, after intense competition, many having won medals, and all striving to do their best.

They have spent years training and sacrificing.

For example, Megan Bozek, a 2005 graduate of St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove, Ill. represented the United States on its women's hockey team at the Olympics. Bozek, like many other athletes, was an excellent student and athlete due to hard work and the sacrifice it took to focus on those areas, often giving up social events or pursuits such as TV-watching.

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