Choosing Motherhood in a Dangerous World (a “Once Upon a Time” post)

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The love of parents for their children has always been a theme on the TV series “Once Upon a Time.” Mothers and fathers have gone to great lengths – both good and evil – to keep their children safe. In the cases of the show’s villains, learning to love a child selflessly has been the [Read More...]

How “Mary Poppins” Inspired One of the Best Comedy Writers of Our Era

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Though much of the Mary Poppins-related attention today will be directed at the new Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” I’m reminded of a different story about everybody’s favorite flying nanny and how she influenced someone I consider to be one of the best comedy writers of our era: Phil Rosenthal. If his name isn’t familiar [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel: “I Look for Redeemable Stories”

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Yesterday, EWTN’s World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo aired an interview with “Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel about his work on the hit series, what he thinks about his character John Reese, how his faith influences the characters he chooses, and why he sees high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who he plays in [Read More...]

“This is What an Intelligent, Engaged Woman of the Church Looks Like”

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In June 2012, I interviewed Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm about their start-up venture called “Verily,” a new magazine that promised to introduce fresh conversations for real women. A little over a year later, “Verily” has garnered an impressive amount of mainstream attention, including an endorsement from Queen Latifah on her talk show. Why? Because [Read More...]


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