“Lord, protect us in our struggle against evil. As we begin the discipline of Lent, make this day holy by our self-denial.” A prayer. For the next 40 days, Catholic people from around the globe will participate in a tradition that dates back to the fifth century.
EWU held its Backpack to Briefcase networking luncheon Feb. 20, with a group of local business men and women on hand to discuss job opportunities and what it takes to be successful in any chosen field. After lunch was served, a discussion panel answered questions from students preparing to take the next step into their future after graduation.
There we all were. Arguments were flying like paper airplanes, trying not to cut each other too deeply, just enough to make it sting but still be cordial when we were done. Adult Catechism students, their sponsors and a nun whose head was going left to right, attempting to let grown adults bicker about one of the touchier subjects in the Church without allowing bloodshed.
As a longtime fan of the gypsy carnival-like sport known as professional wrestling, I have witnessed wrestling promotions rise and fall. I’ve watched wrestlers climb to heights of fame that are unprecedented, while others ran head-on into a tornado of drugs, alcohol and women only to be met by an untimely death.
Martin Luther King Jr. had more than a dream, he had a vision. He worked tirelessly for this vision, hoping one day to see equality for all creeds and colors. His heavy eyes would not see this vision come to pass due to his untimely death at the age of 39.