Category: Arts, Leisure & Culture

Teaching Catholic Children about Islam
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Teaching Catholic Children about Islam

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Catholic Book Review: My Muslim Friend: A Young Catholic Learns about Islam by Donna Jean Kemmetmueller, FSP In today’s complex world, we have an ever growing need to learn about and understand other cultures and religions. Images of war and terrorism enter into our homes on a daily basis. Stereotypes abound, frequently leaving children fearful […]

Birth of a Family: Review of <i>A Change of Plans</i>
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Birth of a Family: Review of A Change of Plans

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This past weekend I had an opportunity to preview the upcoming “Family Movie Night” feature, A Change of Plans (FOX, January 8 at 8 p.m. EST).  As I watched, I couldn’t help but compare this couple’s experiences with what my husband and I went through when we first received our children.  Chris was 2-1/2, Sarah […]

Lost at Sundance
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Lost at Sundance

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Two days in to week two at Sundance and I am detecting a theme, at least in the films that I selected to see at this, the nations premiere independent film festival: we are lost. I am sure that there are plenty of feel-good films here in Park City, but for some reason, I have […]

What Went Wrong for <i>The Perfect Game</i>
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What Went Wrong for The Perfect Game

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I took three of my grandchildren to see The Perfect Game yesterday.  My daughter is a manager at a mall theater and she had told me that the movie opened Friday and no one went to see it. I knew it was unlikely that it would stay past the weekend without a major change. I […]

<i>Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul</i>
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Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul

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Whether you are a gifted athlete, a weekend warrior, or one who simply enjoys reading the Sunday Sports section, you will enjoy Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul (St. Anthony Messenger Press, January 2004, paperback, 137 pages) by Dr. Susan Saint Sing. Saint Sing, a gifted athlete and inspirational coach, shares her own story […]

The Fire of <i>Twilight</i>
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The Fire of Twilight

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That’s right, I partook of the forbidden fruit; I’ve always been a sucker for a vampire story. And I think that Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series is that.  Now, I’m not saying it’s great literature, nor am I disputing that it contains disturbing material, especially for a young audience – but I did enjoy the action […]

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