Regaining Your Christmas Spirit: A Review of “Angels Sing”

With a cast like Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Connie Britton (who’s proved her singing chops on two seasons of “Nashville), you might expect the movie “Angels Sing” (newly available on DVD and Video On Demand) to be some kind of concert film. But while there is music sprinkled throughout, [Read More…]

How “Mary Poppins” Inspired One of the Best Comedy Writers of Our Era

Though much of the Mary Poppins-related attention today will be directed at the new Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” I’m reminded of a different story about everybody’s favorite flying nanny and how she influenced someone I consider to be one of the best comedy writers of our era: Phil Rosenthal. If his name isn’t familiar [Read More…]

A Grace of Softness in a Hard World: Reviewing Dean Koontz’s Novel “Innocence”

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis made news for spontaneously embracing a severely disfigured man named Vinicio Riva during a public audience at the Vatican. According to CNN, Riva, “has long been accustomed to the unkindness of strangers. He suffers from a non-infectious genetic disease, neurofibromatosis type 1. It has left him completely covered from [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

In this week’s video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris examines the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit, what they are and how God makes them present in our lives through our actions and His grace. In order to make the concept easier to understand, Father Jonathan provides an example from his childhood about helping his mother [Read More…]