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      Confession and the little child within us

      I have been thinking a lot about Confession lately. As the First Confession and First Communion catechist at my parish, the past few weeks...

      Why we should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

      "I'll pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary for you," I assured a friend who had just revealed some upsetting news. "It...

      Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face

      Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, a cloistered nun who died at the age of only twenty-four, having led a very...

      St. Therese and My New Year’s Resolution

      The inspiration for my New Year's resolution came to me as I cautiously steered my car along a snow-covered, traffic-snarled road during my morning commute....

      Two Different Views of the Story of Emmaus

      Okay, the big news at our house is that we finally remodeled the only room in the house that we had not remodeled since...

      A Catholic Parent’s Back to School Guide for Sexual Education in the Home

      There are not as many parents jumping for joy this year as they get their children ready for going back to school. The new...

      Euthanasia Death Panel: Harbingers of Doom

      Yes, a cheery title for an article, but we are in a serious business, for unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise, Parliament must come...

      Glorying in Glass: A Movie Review of “Snow White and the Huntsman”

      Year:  2012 Filming:  Color Length:  127 minutes Genre:  Drama/Adventure/Fantasy Maturity:  PG-13 (for intense themes, scary images, and fantasy violence)Cast:  Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (the Huntsman), Charlize Theron (Ravenna), Sam Claflin (Prince William),...

      Visions in the Streets: A Movie Review of “Don Bosco”

      Year: 1988Filming: Color Length: 108 minutes Genre: Biography/Drama/Inspirational/Religious Maturity: PG (for brief language and intense thematic elements) Main Cast: Ben Gazzara (Don Bosco), Patsy Kensit (Lina), Karl Zinny...

      Why Children (and Adults!) Should Learn Latin

      Whenever the census in Canada rolls round, I suspect that I am one of the few people who, in the box where one reports...