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Veronica Chater's Books

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Feb.02.2009
Growing up Catholic, in a family where the reforms of Vatican II are seen as the work of Satan. It is 1972, and Veronica’s parents believe that Vatican II’s liberalization has corrupted the Catholic Church, inviting the Holy Chastisement—an apocalypse prophesied by three shepherds in Fatima, Portugal. To spare his family from this horror, her father quits the highway patrol, sells...
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Leaving my three young sons at home with their dad, I accompany my teenage sister to an underground rave in San Francisco to find out what I'm missing out on now that I'm a mother.
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To camp or not to camp? Sociologists turn the other way, this question is not for you. Tradition is a powerful force in my family, and camping is one of our yearly traditions. But what happens when it stops being fun?