It’s the Feel Good Movie of the Summer!

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Terence Malick will be doing a film…

…about Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, who was executed as a conscientious objector by the Nazis and canonized by Pope Benedict XVI. I tingle with anticipation! [Read more…]

I think I’m gonna check out Ben-Hur when it hits the screen

Some people are purists and hate remakes, but though I think the original 1925 version was good, I’m open to seeing what a new director does with the story. [Read more…]

Why “Last Days in the Desert” is So Boring

The mark of heresy is that it posits an exciting new Jesus and invariably delivers a dull old idea that is less interesting than the old Jesus of orthodoxy.  Bp. Robert Barron gets that.  Orthodoxy is a vast network of ideas–each one of which has enough TNT to blow a civilization to pieces or power [Read More…]

Darth by Darthwest

Pure mashup awesomeness brought to you by video editing technology: Love the Bernard Herrmann score! [Read more…]

Vatican Unveils Plaque in Honor of Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty

He was the Irish priest who saved 6500 lives, most of them Jewish, from the Nazis.  A clever man with a knack for cloak and dagger disguises, he earned the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican”. His arch-enemy, Herbert Kappler, was a member of the SS and Chief of Police in Rome.  He tried and [Read More…]

An Irish Priest Writes about “The Force Awakens” and Skellig Michael

Says he: Since its in the zeitgeist it’s worth pointing out that for at least 400 years Skellig Michael was the site of a monastic community-from 8th to 12th century. Merchant ships from Byzantium traded fish for wine, presumably for the celebration of the Eucharist. The stone staircase built by the monks takes you from [Read More…]

Matt Damon has cost us $900 billion so far

Between Saving Private Ryan, training and losing Jason Bourne, and rescuing him from various universes and planets, Matt Damon has cost us a great deal of moolah. [Read more…]

More from Steve Greydanus…

…on Star Wars. [Read more…]

This speaks to me at a deep visceral level

The Star Trek community is going to split into two rival factions like Sunni and Shia, following the increasingly alien (get it?) visions of the Star Trek universe captained (get it?) by Roddenberry and Abrams. It’ll get out of control. It’ll get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it. My hope [Read More…]