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
In a nation where you have to kill over two dozen people to reach the top of the mass murder list, the Newtown massacre stands out, not for the sheer number mowed down in cold blood, but
The emptying nest. I have dreaded this era of my life since June 2, 1993. It was the day I became the mother of my lovely 19 year old daughter Gabriela Maria. My mother had often repeated
Editor’s note: Today, I’m happy to share CatholicMom.com contributor Leticia Velasquez’s recent interview with talented actor Eduardo Verastegui. Enjoy! LMH Velasquez: Eduardo, when I interviewed you in 2009 in Connecticut, you mentioned wanting to do a film about
Editor’s Note: Like my friend Leticia Velasquez, I too have had a “sneak peek” at the upcoming new game show The American Bible Challenge. With so much “yucky stuff” on television these days, how wonderful it is
Mexico in the 1920’s was a genteel society where ladies and gentlemen dressed in their Sunday best, casually strolled to Mass through the town plaza. The parish priest was a pre-eminent figure in the community, and no
I often think how much fun it is for the ladies whose babies are being born in the Facebook age. They have a vast audience to oohh and aahh at their baby’s first photos, an instant birth
Letters to Gabriel: The True Story of Gabriel Michael Santorum Karen Santorum SRP: $12.95, Paperback, 136 pages Reprinted by Ignatius Press Setting the Record Straight about Gabriel Santorum I was mourning my third miscarriage and seeking a