Hollywood

“Grace Unplugged” — Fame, Family and God

When talent goes from obscurity to stardom, a collective cheer goes up.  It is the stuff of Hollywood movies and the basis of the wildly popular TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, and American Idol. And it is also the scenario in the movie Grace Unplugged, in theaters October 4. Except in this case, the success story is just […]

“Grace Unplugged” — A Prodigal Daughter

Imagine that the father of the “Prodigal Son” from Scripture once partied like a rock star before converting to the goodness of a Godly life.  He taught his sons well, sharing the emptiness of his past as a place never to wander. But one son, thinking his Father to be boringly conservative, leaves for the bright lights and all that […]

Salt in the Most Unusual Places

Last week I had the fortunate opportunity to travel with seven of my children and my husband to Los Angeles to visit my oldest son who is now living in Hollywood and working at a talent agency in Beverly Hills. When Catholic friends or family find out that my son has moved to Hollywood they sometimes act a little surprised.  […]

The Rite – Movie Review

There will be two kinds of people that go to see the movie, The Rite, Warner Brother’s supernatural thriller about demonic possession; those that believe and those that do not.  But as Fr. Lucas’s warned his seminarian apprentice, “Choosing NOT to believe in the Devil, won’t protect you from him.”  And that, is ultimately what the movie is about–faith or […]