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Francisco Zuniga teaches middle school English and literature in the Diocese of Arlington Catholic schools. He has contributed news articles and opinion pieces for online publications American Briefing and Prolife Update …


Parents can use “movie night” with their kids to teach valuable lessons on how to live as Catholics.

Francisco Zuniga

Friday night is movie night for my wife, my five daughters, and me. We select a film, bake a pizza, and sit around the dinner table to enjoy some time together after a long week of work and school.

A few weeks ago, we were watching the second half of The Sound of Music. Since it is such a long film, we had decided to dedicate two sessions to it. The first part focuses on Maria, the von Trapp children’s governess, and her journey from novice in the local convent in Salzburg, Austria, to Captain von Trapp’s wife. The second half centers around the new family’s struggle against the Third Reich after Austria’s annexation by Germany. …

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