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  • A Little Something for All Kinds of Moms

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Editor's note: We wish all of our mom readers a happy Mother's Day this Sunday. Here's a little something for every kind of mom: creative announcement ideas for expecting moms; some encouragement and healing resources for those who may find Mother's Day… read more

  • Advent at Ephesus

    by Carrie Kolesar

    The singing of the praises of God is at the heart of the vocation of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles.  Not only do they offer that daily work on our behalf, but they also offer the lovely gift of their voices along with their desire… read more

  • Catholic Digest's Catholic Christmas Guide

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    At the request of our readers, this year Catholic Digest went in search of gifts made or designed by Catholics. We are excited to feature a number of presents that are handcrafted by Catholic businesses—including fragrant soap, cedar religious … read more

  • Most Memorable Mother's Day

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Here are some fun an funny memories of Mother's Day past. Check out our handy gift guide at the end of the story, too.    Ultimate Gift Sherry Grenchik, a mother of six children, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, received the ultimate Mother’… read more

  • Catholic Digest’s online Christmas gift guide

    by Julie Rattey

    Check out these great Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones!   Click here for gift ideas for kids.   Click here for gift ideas for teens and young adults.   Click here for gift ideas for grown-ups.   Please note that featuring one item… read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    by Julie Rattey

    The TerminalDreamworks$9.98 DVD (widescreen)amazon.com and other video retailers   In this humorous, original, and moving film, Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) finds himself indefinitely delayed at New York’s JFK Airport due to a bureaucratic glitch. Left to survive… read more

  • Happy Halloween!

    by Julie Rattey

    The Watcher in the Woods  Walt Disney Video $12.49 DVD amazon.com   This eerie film from 1980 is one of Disney’s few forays into spooky territory. Teenage Jan (Lynn-Holly Johnson) and her family have just moved to an old English … read more

  • Products We Recommend for September

    by Julie Rattey

    Gift of Love: Music to the Words and Prayers of Mother Teresa Bradley James $16 CD 310-497-1209   James, an acquaintance of Mother Teresa, was asked to write music for the Missionaries of Charity, composed to Mother Teresa’s words. This CD… read more

  • Celebrate summer around the world!

    by Julie Rattey

    Cool Runnings Walt Disney Video $9.49 DVD Amazon.com and select retailers   In this heartwarming and humorous fictionalized account of Jamaica’s first bobsled team, a motley crew of dreamers convince a former gold medalist (John Candy… read more

  • Celebrate love

    by Julie Rattey

    Strictly Ballroom Miramax  $12.99 DVD  amazon.com and select retailers Before he directed “Australia” and “Moulin Rouge!” Baz Luhrmann presented this offbeat, humorous, and romantic story of ballroom dancer Scott Hastings (… read more