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Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.
The following essay is from my Junior year of high school that I wrote in American Literature/English class in 2002. I found it today while packing more stuff.In history there have been many major events that have shaped the times we live in. Two of the major events of our time are the "witchunts" of the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism. In these two events there are many similarities like the anger and fear that went on, but however, there is a lot of contrast between the two, such as the consequences. Because of these rich and controversial topics, Arthur Miller wrote his play, The Crucible, which demonstrates all of these issues. He wrote it also so that we would learn and grow from the past, instead of ignoringly repeating it.The first way both of these events have similarities is by anger. There was a lot of anger among the people of this time. During the Salem Witch Trials, Abby hates Elizabeth Proctor and the wife of the man that she loves, which then results in Abb…
*I want to say first of all that this post is not meant to take away or diminish those who have suffered abuse by members of the Catholic Church or any other church. *In recent weeks here in Baltimore and around the country, the Netflix series The Keepers has been making the news in regards to the sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church. It's a well known fact that a lot of people were abused by clergy within the church for years and that the clergy and staff in higher positions covered it up. It is shameful and should be dealt with. However, some of the media attention does not come from people who truly care about those affected. It comes from those who have so much hatred towards the Church that they do not care about reporting facts accurately. A lot of clergy have been falsely accused. And that also needs to stop immediately. Abuse doesn't only happen in the Catholic Church. It happens everywhere. In every faith, in every culture. It is not confined to any one place…
Watch "Billy Joel - The River Of Dreams" on YouTube. Billy Joel is one of my favorite artists. And his song, The River of Dreams, is one of my all-time favorite songs. This song makes me realize that we all can live our dreams. We all dream. Probably more than we think. Dreaming doesn't end when we wake up, we dream throught the day. We dream of what has been, what is going on in the present, and also of what will come. We can't control our dreams. But we can control what we make of them. And we can control if and how we achieve them. My dream is to become a journalist and travel the world telling the stories of people that have no voice. To some, it is nothing more than a dream. To me, its not just a dream. It is a dream that will become a reality one day. It might take me a long while to achieve it, but I will. And anyone else can achieve their dreams as well. We all float down the river of dreams, the question is this: will you continue floating down and achieve …