My Interview With Patricia Heaton, Star of “Moms’ Night Out”

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“Like every mom, what I wouldn’t give to go back for an hour and just cuddle them!”  --Patricia Heaton, talking about motherhood, her own family, and a new family-friendly film In November it was my privilege to talk with Patricia Heaton, star of the upcoming film Moms’ Night Out, an ambitious and entertaining family-friendly comedy that will hit theatres in Summer 2014.  Our conversation centered on motherhood, and Patricia’s own struggles with meshing work and family life.I a … [Read more...]

Your Help Needed: More Books for Reluctant Readers

I Hate Reading

I love books.  Big fat books, old worn books, illustrated children’s books, coffee table books.  I like the smell of old paper and the feel of soft leather and the sprawling, tumbling cacophony of words and ideas highlighted on earmarked pages.But I’ve noticed that not everyone shares my penchant for paperbacks.  In fact, there are a whole lot of people out there who chuck reading completely—preferring to click the remote or rock it to an iTunes video.So how do you reach someone w … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Big Books for Big Catholic Thinkers

Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History

Oh my gosh, Christmas is coming, and Amazon says you’ve only got four days to order with regular shipping and receive your gifts in time for Christmas.  I keep promising more book suggestions, and this time I want to recommend a few weighty tomes for the person who wants to know more, much more about his Catholic faith.The Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History by Matthew Bunson and Margaret Bunson.  Published by Our Sunday Visitor Press, this book is a treasure trove of information about the … [Read more...]