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  • What the Last Harry Potter Movie Got Wrong

    Spoiler alert: Please do not read this article if you have not read the books and plan to see the last movie. I came to the Harry Potter books late. I didn’t read them until my children wanted to read them. As a result, unlike those who had to wait patiently or not so patiently […]

  • Book Review: “Pausing to Pray – Lenten Meditations for Busy People”

    Pausing To Pray Lenten Meditations for Busy People With Excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina and Meditations by Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception Compiled and arranged by Sarah M. Chichester Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 2010 Lent is right around the corner. “Pausing to Pray: Lenten Meditations for Busy People” offers short reflections for […]

  • A Sense of Home

    The holiday season will have many of us focusing on home. Whether we are traveling back to it, decorating it, or welcoming people into it, home takes center stage. In part of his forthcoming book, A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt(to be released in January 2011 by Ave Maria Press), […]

  • Mass in a Mall?

    I had heard of a couple of chapels located in the midst of malls, but I had never experienced one. Never, that is, until this weekend, when life unexpectedly took me to the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. My family and I were exploring the Shops at Prudential Center, looking for a place to eat lunch, […]

  • Movie Review: The Perfect Game

    Review of “The Perfect Game” Reviewed by Leticia Velasquez When is the last time you saw a great baseball movie; the kind which inspires you to go outside and play ball? How about a rags-to-riches story about the underdogs who made good despite bigotry, poverty, and family drama? When is the last time you […]

  • Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary

    When I was growing up, my mother and I would say the rosary every day together. Before each decade, she would announce the mystery and the fruit, or virtue, associated with it. I have continued the practice of saying the rosary in my adult life. Indeed, it is one of my favorite devotions and can’t […]

  • Children as Spiritual Directors

    Over five years ago, I nervously went to an open house at a local center for spiritual direction with my two and a half year old in tow (mercifully, I was able to leave the 10 month old at home!). I knew little about spiritual direction at that point other than what I read in […]

  • Book Review: Heaven has Blue Carpet

    What happens when you transplant a suburban housewife and put her into a working sheepfarm? It sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? But in Heaven Has Blue Carpet: A Sheep Story by a Suburban Housewife Sharon Niedzinski, a devoted Christian, shares the real-life lessons she learned from throwing herself into a new […]

  • Book Review: Reflections of God’s Holy Land

    Reflections of God’s Holy Land: A Personal Journey through Israel by Eva Marie Everson and Miriam Feinberg Vamosh Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008 The vast majority of us will never have the opportunity to take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to walk where the patriarchs, prophets, Jesus, and the apostles traveled. Thanks to this […]