Leticia Velasquez is a Catholic Educator from St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Baltic, CT in the Diocese of Norwich. She has worked as an educator in various settings for the past 20 years, has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Bilingual and English Language Education, and taught for nine years as an adjunct professor of English at Suffolk Community College. Leticia has been a catechist all her life, and for the last 6 years has been teaching a bilingual Spanish First Holy Communion class. Leticia is a freelance writer who blogs at Causa Nostrae Laetitiae, and Cause of Our Joy, and contributes to a group blog she founded, Catholic Media Review. This year, the American Life League awarded Causa Nostrae Laetitiae the Pro-life Blog Award. Leticia has published articles in “Faith and Family”, “Canticle”, and “Celebrate Life” magazines as well as the National Catholic Register. She writes movie reviews at Mercatornet, Catholic Online. Catholic Exchange and Catholic.net. Her reviews have been reprinted on Reuters, USA Today and the Chicago Sun Times. Leticia has become an advocate for children with Down Syndrome, and has been interviewed on the Drew Mariani Show, was interviewed for an upcoming pro-life documentary film, “Silent Fall”, and on “The Face of Pro-Life” television program. She recently coordinated Youth 4 Life, a pro-life youth conference at the Academy of the Holy Family, in Baltic, CT which had over 500 attendees through it’s online webcast. She is available for media interviews, or to give presentations throughout the Northeast in English and Spanish. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
1.) Special Needs Children; a gift for the entire family
2.) Pro-life activism online: using the new media to reach the public
3.) Catholic Marriage is pro-life: how marriage is a witness to the sanctity of life
4.) What makes education Catholic?: Resources and approaches for authentic Catholic education.
5.) Catholic in the public square: how to bring the Gospel of Life into the political discusion
6.) Bilingual Catechesis: how to teach Latino immigrants in a meaningful way
7.) Feasts in a Family: how to live the Liturgical Year in your home
8.) Where do I educate my child?: homeschooling v Catholic schools?
9.) Youth encounter Pope Benedict XVI at Dunwoodie, NY
10.) How to get yourself in print: becoming a Catholic journalist
11.) Heaven from Hollywood: how independent filmakers are making films for Christian audiences
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