I personally chose to further study the Nicene Creed because it is something that is still relevant to the modern Christian, such as myself. This is because the Nicene Creed is recited every sunday at Catholic Mass in a
In my life, there have many instances where I have been forced to adapt to different cultures, but the biggest culture shock by far was switching from Catholic school to public school. It could not have been any more different. The size, the people, the town, the curriculum – everything was different. It was such a different environment from what I was used to, but I soon grew to love it. I attended a small Catholic School in from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Mila said that when she was growing up she thought that everyone was Catholic. She said that everyone in the neighborhood went to Mass on Thursday. Most of their family traditions and philosophies are centered around the Catholic faith. They do not celebrate Halloween in Peru. She said that Dia de los Difuntos (Day of the Deceased because it is more respectful) is a huge tradition with folk music and folk art.
Previous to this year, I had no idea who John Dear was, nor how he took a stand in history for human rights and nonviolence. The day it was brought to my attention was when my teacher showed me a list of influential people I could change my topic to. She had connections with some of the people on the list, and told me about him. I was convinced and started researching John Dear, an American Catholic priest with a great mind of ideas that could never be silenced.
The task of defining my identity has taken a different direction throughout the years. In my childhood, defining my characteristics was simple due to the fact that I would just state facts. As I went throughout the different periods of adolescence, my identity became influenced by many factors including my family, peers and society. My family influenced me to be a person filled with self-pride and confidence in my racial identity; peers helped me be more extroverted and independent, and society often confused the process of how I developed my identity. Without the many influences throughout my life, I potentially could have been antisocial with no sense of pride in my
While my Catholic school experience was static – I was in the same class room everyday and saw the same classmates – high school experience is dynamic, I see new faces and new class rooms every day. However, this is not a hindrance to my education; I am currently ranked 5 out of my class of more than 300; in Catholic school my class size averaged around 20 kids a year. No matter the circumstances, I stay dedicated to my studies while also trying to challenge myself. In addition to my studies and education, I am dedicated and committed to helping my Catholic school community.
(McIntosh), and I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my race will not work against me. These are just two that caught my attention the most because many people of different races can actually relate to having difficulties in getting good legal health help, and also perfect education opportunities. Over all looking at the principles of the topic that McIntosh makes to get us to understand that white privilege exist makes me think about a reading I had read once before called “We Who Are Dark” by Tommie
During the documentary I felt largely uncomfortable. Primarily because it is the first time I have really questioned being white. I know my race, I have filled out multiple questionnaires but I have never sat down and thought what it meant to be white. White privilege does exist, and it is not uncommon.
The color of a person 's skin does not affect anyone according to many citizens in an Ohio town. In Longtown, Ohio, people are growing up with people of different races and were taught that a person 's color or appearance did not matter. Longtown has a history and has been recognized for giving job opportunities to not only white, but to black people too. No matter what a persons race is, they should be respected anywhere and everywhere. Longtown, Ohio is a great example of this.
My father being one hundred percent Irish raised our family in a traditional catholic upbringing. For my father, religion was a very big part of being Irish; you were either catholic or protestant. All five siblings attended church with our parents, along with weekly religion classes and alter duties. We learned that no one was free of sin and sins should be atoned for through confession, penance, prayer and community service. We have learned that doing so gives one a light and joyful heart.
During the past few years, I have had many volunteer and leadership opportunities both in and outside of school. Truth be told, I’ve never been the most outgoing person, but many of these opportunities have helped me to step outside my comfort zone, and take leadership various situations. Through my volunteering experiences, I’ve learned many lessons. I believe that going to Archbishop MacDonald high school will continue to push me outside my comfort zone and become a great leader in my community.
Religious practice at home is catholic, and further study is implied with rigor discipline focused on family experience. Currently an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary catholic church; with attendance twice a week, one on Sunday and the other varying throughout the week. Even after making the transition from Mexico to the states the majority of neighbors are of the same ethnic background. Friends religious background is extremely diverse from either practicing of the same religion to Judaism, and Buddhism.
On December 11, 2016 I attended the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass event at 7 P.M. at the NDNU Chapel with my boyfriend. The purpose was to celebrate in prayer of Virgin Mary; and for me it helped me learn more about her. I found this event worthwhile because I have never attended mass before, although it was sort of odd at first. I didn’t know what was expected of me or what to say during the prayers so I just copied the ones around me.
Mexico is a tremendous religious country, because Mexicans have been imposed to Catholicism for over 3 hundred years. Catholicism is not only a religion to Mexican Americans, but also a way of living, they are taught since they are children to worship God, the saints and the virgen de Guadalupe. Mexican American children are not asked whether they want or no
King always encouraged the fair treatment of all people no matter what the color of their skin was. Everyone should follow this teaching. Dr. King dreamed that all his children would one day live in a nation where all people would be judged by their character and not by the color of their skin. In my school and community today, there are students and people who are different from one another because they come from different countries and cultures. There are Hispanics, Caucasians, and Asians who come to my school who look very different from each other.