Man of Steel: Three Faith Takeaways

I’m likely late to the party in writing about Man of Steel, but since I’ve been on the road so much lately I just saw the film this week. The PG-13 rated film ranks an AIII (for adults) from Catholic News Service and a less-than-glowing review from Fr. Robert Barron. My take: I sort of loved [Read More...]

World War Z: Three Faith Takeaways

I may end up sleeping with all the lights on for the next few nights due to my viewing this afternoon of the pretty amazing zombie flick World War Z. Rated PG13 and with an AIII rating from the USCCB, this film mainly stars Brad Pitt and a bunch of (actually not too gruesome as [Read More...]

The Great Gatsby: Four Faith Takeaways

With the most sincere of apologies to my AP English teacher Brother Aquinas, I never read The Great Gatsby. And owing to old age, any knowledge that I had of the plot from my perusal of the Cliff Notes version has been lost through the years. So I went into today’s viewing of Baz Luhrmann’s [Read More...]

“In the Footsteps of Francis and the Sultan” Lends to Understanding, Dialogue

Recently, I received a review copy of the fascinating DVD In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking. A project of Franciscan Media, this project was funded by a variety of sources, including the USCCB’s Catholic Communication Campaign. One of my favorite movie reviewers, Sr. Rose Pacatte, recently called the film [Read More...]


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