Leticia Velasquez Archive
The American Catholic Almanac is a daily digest of stories about 365 Catholics who made an impression in American history from colonial times when being a Catholic was dangerous, to our majority Catholic Supreme Court. Here's what
Seven Saints for Seven Virtues continues what St John Paul did in his pontificate, calling laypeople to evangelize where they are by leading heroic lives of virtue, attracting others to the light of Christ.
In Yes, God!, Susie Lloyd chronicles the childhood and vocation stories of nine men and women religious, describing the details of their family which she believes brought each of them to say “yes” to God’s call to
Everyone who has been blessed to know a person with Down syndrome knows they spread love wherever they go, Why is it that the majority of moms expecting babies diagnosed with Down syndrome choose to abort them?
What kind of mother leaves her child in a hot car? Leticia Velasquez shares a novel that explores this question. Given the recent news about the rash of children dying in hot cars, the timing's right on!
It's up to each and every one of us to change the world into just that. It's up to us to break down stigmas, motivate positive perspectives, see the ability in all, and respect and appreciate the
The Book of Jotham is a read which encourages the reader to know God, in His great love, has given us as a spiritual guide.
Arthur Powers spent decades contemplating the novella "The Book of Jotham" which is a poetic tribute to those with intellectual disabilities.
In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, Leticia Velasquez offers ways to acknowledge, advocate for and learn about babies with Down Syndrome.
Do we help those around us overcome the attitude we hear from society that babies are not welcome in our lives?
If Leticia Velasquez could give her daughter a gift for Christmas to really make her happy, it would be a friend like Charlotte.
Leticia Velasquez shares the memories of a woman who inspired her and must be arriving in heaven "with a suitcase full-to-bursting."
We still buy the lie. Women are told that if they want to be successful in the world, they have to be more like men, or like a how-to-succeed-in-business stereotype. Aggressive, detached from commitments; and self serving.
When Rick Santorum’s article “Two Years Worth Every Tear” was included in my book, “A Special Mother is Born” my favorite line was “Living with Bella (his daughter with trisomy 18) has been a course in character
Now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you