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Getting Started with Physical Fitness

by Mr. Michael The catechism teaches us that “Man is a creature composed of body and soul, made to the image and likeness of God.”  In other words, our bodies are not burdens that get in the way of our real lives, but are essential parts of who and what we are as human beings.  The […]

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Getting Everything Done

How the Rule of St. Benedict Can (and Should) Order Our Children’s Lives by William Michael, Director Classical Liberal Arts Academy   My wife and I teach the classical liberal arts to students every day.  We obviously teach different levels and different subjects. Most home schools break down into a similar division, and therefore I […]

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What Your Neighbors Need

If you live in a normal American neighborhood, you probably don’t know your neighbors very well.  They do their thing and you do yours.  “Mind your own business” is the rule.  While that surely makes for what appears to be a peaceful neighborhood, it’s not what human community should be.  Men were called by Aristotle […]

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What is “the Gospel”?

The Gospel is “the good news” that God has fulfilled ancient promises He made–promises that have been made since the beginning of human history–to send a Savior into the world who would free us from all that harms us, give us strength to become holy and ultimately destroy all evil for ever.  There are four […]

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Basics of Evangelization

Our Lord sent His disciples into the world: (a)  to Persuade unbelievers to become disciples, (b)  to Baptize those disciples and initiate them into the sacramental life of the Church, and (c)  to Train those disciples to obey Christ in all things. Step one, then, requires that we go out into the world and lead […]

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For CCD Teachers

My name is William Michael and I own a 60-acre farm in North Carolina, that is host to Catholic boys’ camps and Catholic family conferences. I also manage an international Catholic educational publishing business, the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, which provides elite distance learning studies to over 2,000 Catholic students. In 2010, I helped to […]

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Exhortation to the Study of the Arts

The costs of modern medicine are very great–especially when it comes to education.

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Protected: CLAA Core Standards: Why This Program Matters

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Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem

Blessings! I have fought incessantly since founding the Classical Liberal Arts Academy in 2008 to resist the polemic and divisive traditional Catholic crowd that criticizes the Church and suggests that “novedad es no verdad”  (i.e., what is new is not true).  This crowd accomplishes very little and in many noble endeavors can’t help but defeating […]

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JOHN 3:16

by William Michael (Pardon the typos, this has not been edited.) To most evangelicals, especially American evangelicals of the last 50 years, it would seem that in speaking to man, God spoke only a five or six lines, which are endlessly quoted by evangelicals as the message of Christianity.  The most popular of these is […]

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