“Moms’ Night Out”: A Frolicking Good Time Laughing at Motherhood’s Stresses

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All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out.     But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?   MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.       That's how the … [Read more...]

Two Hymns I Will Not Sing

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I love to sing at Mass.  Recalling an adage attributed to St. Augustine, I believe that he who sings, prays twice. From my vantage point in the third row, I want Jesus--waiting and listening from up there in the tabernacle--to hear my prayer; and so I sing loudly. (This is a problem when I'm surrounded by tight-lipped pewsitters.  I once carried a tune well; but following a throat infection years ago, I'm wont to drop a full octave here and there, especially on "D" notes.  It's … [Read more...]


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