Leticia Velasquez


Mother to three daughters and a Literature instructor, Leticia has always loved writing, good literature, and classic films. She became a blogger in 2006, and began to include film reviews on her blogs, Causa Nostrae Laetitiae, and Cause of Our Joy Suddenly Leticia was thrust into the world of film criticism when Eric Sheske of the National Catholic Register mentioned her blog as a source for Catholic film reviews. The next day, an invitation arrived to attend a film premiere in Hollywood, which she accepted, and a film critic was born. Leticia began Catholic Media Review to guide parents in their decisions on whether to let their children see a particular film. She also promotes independent family films like “Bella”, and “Fireproof” so that they can reach a larger audience. Her goal is nothing less than a transformation of the culture to what Pope John Paul II called a “Culture of Life”. She realizes that the pivotal role the media has to play in this transformation, and is determined that those who would defame Christ’s message do not have the last word. She writes film and book reviews for the following publications: MercatorNet, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Online, and “National Catholic Register”. Her reviews have been posted at the websites of Reuters, IMBD, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, and various TV news stations.

Book Review: The Death Panels

Interview with Larry Thompson, Producer of Amish Grace

Just Released on DVD: A Review of Letters to God and Interview with Director David Nixon

Book Review: 11 On My Own

Review of The Perfect Game

Getting God to the Hollywood Screen: A Review of Letters to God and Interview with Director David Nixon

Book Review: The Handbook for Catholic Moms

Movie Review: Amish Grace

Against the Tide: Covering Up the Size of the March for Life

Movie Review: The 13th Day