Author Archive for Peggy Bowes

Fun Ideas for Date Night (in the Great Outdoors)
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Fun Ideas for Date Night (in the Great Outdoors)

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While getting my hair done recently, I flipped through one of those magazines I’d never buy but enjoy as a guilty pleasure every now and then. One page in particular caught my attention—a list of what’s currently “in” and “out.” I was pleasantly surprised to see that indoor dates are “out” while dates in the […]

Summer Family Fun and Fitness
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Summer Family Fun and Fitness

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Summertime offers the perfect opportunity to get outside as a family and make exercise a fun experience. By taking part in physical activity together, you will be helping your children learn that fitness is about doing what you enjoy and doesn’t have to be a chore or involve a lot of time, expense and fancy […]

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer
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The Surprising Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

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Understandably, many Catholic women are reluctant to hire a personal trainer. Such an investment is often viewed as a display of excessive vanity and selfishness. However, as a devout Catholic who has both hired a personal trainer and become certified myself, I can attest to the many benefits of this service. Exercise does not have […]

Exercise Tips for Busy Moms
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Exercise Tips for Busy Moms

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As the mother of two and a former homeschooler, I am no stranger to the challenges of fitting exercise into a busy and hectic day.  Yet as a personal trainer and fitness expert, I know that it’s crucial for my health AND my sanity.  Here are four different approaches to making exercise a priority for […]

Want to Lose Weight?  Find Out How the Experts Do It!
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Want to Lose Weight? Find Out How the Experts Do It!

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“Physician, heal thyself.” (Luke 4:23) As a fitness expert, I practice what I preach, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.  Yet, like most people, I occasionally find that life gets too busy and the workouts and healthy habits temporarily fall by the wayside.  My clothes start to feel a bit snug and the number […]

An Interview with War Horse Star Jeremy Irvine
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An Interview with War Horse Star Jeremy Irvine

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War Horse is an epic film about the love between a young English boy named Albert and his horse Joey against the backdrop of World War I.  The film stars Hollywood newcomer Jeremy Irvine, who was discovered by director Steven Spielberg.  “I wanted a fresh face.  We were right in the middle of the search […]

Win One of Five Copies of the Dolphin Tale DVD
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Win One of Five Copies of the Dolphin Tale DVD

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To celebrate the DVD release of *Dolphin Tale, Grace Hill Media, a company that promotes quality entertainment for faith-based audiences, has graciously provided five DVDs to be given away to Catholic Lane readers. Details are provided at the end of this article. As a freelance writer who reviews family movies, I often have the opportunity […]

Polish Priest Discovers He is a Jewish Holocaust Survivor
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Polish Priest Discovers He is a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

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Imagine you are a Catholic priest in your 30s. Suddenly, at your mother’s deathbed, your world is turned completely upside-down. This was Polish Father Romuald Waszkinel experience when he learned that his real name is Yaacov (Jacob) Weksler and that his birth mother was a Jew. His Jewish Mother, Batia, had given him to Polish […]

Win One of Five Copies of the Little Angels DVDs by Roma Downey
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Win One of Five Copies of the Little Angels DVDs by Roma Downey

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Beautiful Irish Catholic actress and mother Roma Downey has produced a new series of DVDs for children called Little Angels. I recently interviewed Roma about the new series, her favorite charity and her devotion to the Blessed Mother. To celebrate the release of Little Angels, Grace Hill Media, a company that promotes quality entertainment for faith-based […]

Angels, Smiles, and Saints:  An Interview With Roma Downey
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Angels, Smiles, and Saints: An Interview With Roma Downey

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When most people think of Roma Downey, they think of angels due to her long-standing role as Monica in Touched by an Angel.  It will probably come as no surprise that she is the executive producer of an exciting new DVD series for children called Little Angels.  She took a few minutes out of her […]

Martin Sheen Finds The Way on the Camino de Santiago
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Martin Sheen Finds The Way on the Camino de Santiago

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Lately it seems that many of my friends are either returning from a pilgrimage to a holy site in Europe or planning one.  I long to make a pilgrimage too, but since it’s not in the budget right now, I’ll have to settle for living vicariously.  Fortunately, a new movie titled The Way, starring Martin […]

Win One of 5 Copies of Disney’s The Lion King
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Win One of 5 Copies of Disney’s The Lion King

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Robert Guillaume, 83 years young, provides the unique voice of Rafiki in Disney’s classic film The Lion King.  Mr. Guillaume’s 50-plus year career includes accolades in both theater and TV.  He won two Emmys (for Soap and Benson) and received a Tony nomination for his role in Guys and Dolls.  I recently interviewed the charming […]

Win a Copy of Disney’s Dumbo 70th Anniversary DVD/Blue-Ray!
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Win a Copy of Disney’s Dumbo 70th Anniversary DVD/Blue-Ray!

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Comment on this article to enter the contest to win a free copy of the 70th Anniversary Dumbo DVD/Blue Ray combo pack! Remember that you must first log in or register as a new user in order to leave a comment.

A Dolphin’s Tale of Inspiration for the Military
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A Dolphin’s Tale of Inspiration for the Military

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The family-friendly movie Dolphin Tale is one of the best films I have seen in a long time.  I laughed, I cried, and I didn’t want it to end.  The story centers on Winter (a real dolphin who plays herself), who was caught in a crab trap on the Florida coast and rescued by young […]

A Lesson on Birth Control from… Moses?
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A Lesson on Birth Control from… Moses?

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I recently renewed a friendship with a long-lost high school friend on Facebook and was surprised by her rather liberal views on politics and religion.  After all, we had both attended a Catholic high school, although she is Episcopalian.  At first, I thought that perhaps I should move on as our world views were so […]

Interview with DeVon Franklin: Hollywood Executive, Christian Preacher and Author
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Interview with DeVon Franklin: Hollywood Executive, Christian Preacher and Author

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The modern secular world puts pressure on us to leave our faith at the office door lest we offend someone or appear to be forcing our beliefs on others.  Yet we should seriously consider that our work is a vocation, a calling from God to serve others regardless of what career field we have chosen.  […]

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Saint Zita in My Kitchen

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Although many Catholics are devoted to a particular patron saint, I rely on the intercession of quite a few heavenly intercessors.  Naturally the Blessed Mother tops the list, but St. Joseph assists my military family in selling houses and finding new ones, St. Christopher safeguards us on our frequent travels, and St. Anthony helps us […]

Hiking With the Blessed Mother
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Hiking With the Blessed Mother

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I’ve always been pretty athletic, but my first introduction to hiking was not especially enjoyable.  It occurred during Survival Training at the Air Force Academy and included seven days of hiking about 8-10 hours a day in the mountains of Colorado.  We hiked at night so I was not able to enjoy the beautiful views […]

Winning the Parent Lottery:  An Interview with Fraser Heston, Son of Charlton Heston
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Winning the Parent Lottery: An Interview with Fraser Heston, Son of Charlton Heston

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Fraser Clarke Heston is the son of the late actor Charlton Heston and his wife of over 60 years, Lydia Clarke.  Fraser directed his Oscar-winning dad in several films, including the recently released DVD set, Charlton Heston Presents The Bible.  Fraser also played the role of baby Moses in The Ten Commandments.  I recently spoke […]

DVD Review:  Charlton Heston Presents The Bible
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DVD Review: Charlton Heston Presents The Bible

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“I’m not a priest or a scholar.  I’m an actor.  I tell stories.”  These words spoken by the legendary Charlton Heston summarize the theme of the re-released 4-disc DVD set, Charlton Heston Presents the Bible.  The DVD titles include Genesis, The Story of Moses, Jesus of Nazareth and The Passion. In the mid-1950’s, the actor […]

The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood
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The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood

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Last fall, I participated in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at our local Planned Parenthood.  It was the first time I had done this, and I was a bit fearful. (Will I get arrested?  Will people yell at us?)  On the contrary, the experience was humbling and incredibly moving. After the 40 Days […]

Fasting for Body and Soul
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Fasting for Body and Soul

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I long to take just one little bite as I watch the melted cheese slowly ooze out of the golden, toasted bread.  My children wait with eager anticipation for my famous grilled cheese sandwiches.  The clock reads 12:30, and today is Friday.  On my periodic fast days, I make it a priority to not eat […]

Spiritually Adopt a Radical Liberal for Lent
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Spiritually Adopt a Radical Liberal for Lent

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The radical liberals are coming for your children.  It’s time to wake up, people.  These extremists have become emboldened by the decaying morals and rising apathy in America and they are now hard at work re-programming your children through our educational system. A recent article  from the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute included several […]