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March 09, 2014
UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong
UPDATE: I make it clear that I'm writing this blog post based on the Slate.com...
March 07, 2014
Will NBC’s “Believe” and ABC’s “Resurrection” Convey Emotional and Spiritual Truths?
With titles like "Believe" and "Resurrection," you might think that two new TV series include...
March 05, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie
The tweet shared 'round the world - a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper,...
March 04, 2014
TV That’s Changing Lives: A Look at “Bulloch Family Ranch: Season Two”
If Julie and Rusty Bulloch were innkeepers in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, they would have...
March 03, 2014
Finding God, Laughs & Poignancy at the 2014 Oscars
The 2014 Oscars were my favorite in quite a few years despite running a half-hour...
February 24, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Kicks Into ‘Dad Mode’ Again After Contestant’s Sexually Suggestive Song
Since I've been watching the Olympics for the past two weeks, my "American Idol" viewing...
February 05, 2014
James Cagney in “A Link in the Chain”
If you're a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney...
January 24, 2014
Why You Should See “Gimme Shelter” and Ignore the Critics Shouting “Agenda!”
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the animosity - not just criticism, but animosity...
January 23, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Goes to Confession
In a previous blog post, I looked at the Catholic backgrounds of 2014 "American Idol"...
January 21, 2014
Can Politicians and the Media Make Room for the Simple Alchemy of Love?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offended many people during an interview last week in which...
January 17, 2014
“American Idol’s” Catholic Judging Panel
It's well-known that the United States Supreme Court includes a number of Catholic judges. But...
January 16, 2014
“American Idol” 2014 Creates Sibling-esque Judging Panel – and It Works!
After an "American Idol" season with a judging panel that seemed like a five-month-long Thanksgiving...
January 08, 2014
Choosing Motherhood in a Dangerous World (a “Once Upon a Time” post)
The love of parents for their children has always been a theme on the TV...
December 13, 2013
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...
November 22, 2013
Jim Caviezel: “I Look for Redeemable Stories”
Yesterday, EWTN's World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo aired an interview with "Person of Interest"...
November 15, 2013
“This is What an Intelligent, Engaged Woman of the Church Looks Like”
In June 2012, I interviewed Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm about their start-up venture called...
November 13, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair
Among the most popular posts I've written in my nearly two years of blogging here...
October 29, 2013
Former “Touched by an Angel” Producer Offers Commandments for Christians in Media
Brian Bird has worked in Hollywood for 25 years, most notably as a Co-Executive Producer...
October 22, 2013
UPDATED: What “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Can Learn From “Person of Interest”
"The Avengers" TV spin-off "Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuted to fantastic ratings, then leveled off...
October 04, 2013
Born Again: A Review of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock & George Clooney
Silence is all astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) wants since her heart and soul...
September 25, 2013
Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”
“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit...
September 19, 2013
Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?
One of the reasons I've been a fan of Joss Whedon's work on TV shows...
August 07, 2013
Good Intentions, the Road to Hell, and the Moral Devolution of “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White
When he was a young scientist, Walter White and his lab partner Gretchen analyzed the...
July 25, 2013
The Disability That’s Not So Much of a Disability, After All
Sometimes when parents receive a diagnosis that their unborn child will suffer from a disability,...
July 17, 2013
The American Family at Its Best: A look at UP TV’s “Bulloch Family Ranch”
Julie and Rusty Bulloch's ranch in Lakeland, Florida, sits upon acres of dirt and grass....
July 15, 2013
Sheriff Walt Longmire: An Old-Fashioned Hero in a World of TV Antiheroes
In the days of TV antiheroes like Tony Soprano and Don Draper, Sheriff Walt Longmire...
June 10, 2013
Wisdom Doesn’t Always Wear a Suit: NBC News’s Bob Dotson on the Power of Ordinary People
“The one overriding theme I found is that wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit.” Considering...
May 29, 2013
A Christopher Awards Video and Picturepalooza
When a rainfall of Biblical proportions began falling in Manhattan during the afternoon of May...
May 28, 2013
There’s a Lot of Beauty in Ordinary Things: The Brilliance of “The Office” Series Finale
"There is a crack / A crack in everything / That's how the light gets...
May 13, 2013
Mr. Rogers on Judgment, Need and Holy Ground
The Christopher Awards are just around the corner; next Thursday, to be exact. It's made...
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