Babette’s Feast: Pope Francis’ Favorite Film, and Mine

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Deacon Greg Kandra, over at The Deacon's Bench,  had this story:Gabriel Axel, the director whose 1987 film “Babette’s Feast,” received the first foreign-language Oscar awarded to a Danish motion picture — and heralded a growing popular interest in all things food — has died in Copenhagen at the age of 95.And according to the New York Times obituary, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, told journalists in 2010 that "Babette's Feast" was his favorite film.It's my favorite film, … [Read more...]

The Thorny Grace of It: Essays for Imperfect Catholics

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I’ve gotten completely lost in this book.  Picked it up, read three pages.  Put it down, turned out the light.  Turned on the light, read just two more pages….  Laughed out loud.  Really, I can’t stop reading, laughing, crying, can’t stop myself from sharing stories with my husband or whoever will listen.I’m talking about Brian Doyle’s newest book, The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics.  Not a weighty tome, it’s a carefree book of essays which meander through the ha … [Read more...]

“I Forgive Him” Says 6-Year-Old Girl, Bitten By Shark

It’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! Once again, the Tigers and Hammerheads and Bullheads and Great Whites will thrill, moving ominously through peaceful waters—dorsal fins gleaming, jaws taut, teeth menacing as they glide toward their unsuspecting prey.We’ll watch “Jaws” again, both the first one and the sequel; and we’ll worry again whether everyone will emerge safely from the water off Amity Island.But the shark story that really caught my attention recently was a report comi … [Read more...]


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