Here is a blog entry that made me reflect on the importance of educating our children to go out into the world someday and deal with erroneous concepts that need clear and unemotional responses:
Sicut Cervus: Infectious Rhetoric
I am reminded again of this quote by Orestes Brownson:
No amount of pious training or pious culture will protect the faithful, or preserve them from the contamination of the age, if they are left inferior to non-Catholics in secular learning and intellectual development. The faithful must be guarded and protected by being trained and disciplined to grapple with the false systems of the age…. They must be better armed than their opponents - surpass them in the strength and vigor of their minds, and in the extent and variety of their knowledge. They must, on all occasions and against all adversaries, be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in them.
Here is a blog challenging us to live out our pro-Life principles within our own families, even when things get tough: