Exorcism of Emily Rose, The

Theological Horror: The Exorcism of Emily Rose   On a bleak, cold, dark November day, a man arrives at an isolated old, sinister-looking Victorian farmhouse situated in the middle of nowhere. The farm and house look abandoned at first, but a priest appears in a second floor window and beckons to the man below. Inside, cats screech, an old clock ticks steadily, statues of saints and a crucifix look down on a woman and her teen children. The man is the medical examiner come to pronounce a … [Read more...]

Entertainment Industry and Katrina

Posted with permission from www.cynopsis.com; this blog will only accept a certain number of words, so I am posting here the information about what the Entertainment Industry is doing to help in this situation. For web sites and phone numbers of where you cn donate and/or find/contact relatives in the gulf area, please see www.cynopsis.com for the impressive list they have gathered. CYNTHIA TURNER'S Cynopsis - Hurricane Katrina Relief Funds09/05/05Good morning.  It's Tuesday, September 6, … [Read more...]

Canticle of New Orleans

This was written by one of our Sisters who is from New Orelans... R Canticle of New Orleans By Margaret Charles Kerry, fsp Waters of the earth, bless your Maker. Be kind to the people who need you to quench their thirst. Hold back your raging destruction of flood and overflowing banks. Be kind to the city that sings about you in legend, that travels over you to unknown places. Unite people - do not disperse them. Waters of the earth, bless the Lord! Winds of sky, bless your Maker.Keep cool … [Read more...]

Constant Gardner, The

A garden-loving, mild-mannered, single British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) returns to London to give a speech in the place of Sir Bernard Pellegrin (Bill Nighy), the Queen’s ambassador to Kenya. When Justin finishes the boring speech a young woman, Tessa (Rachel Weisz) confronts him and asks piercing questions about the role of the British in the current war in Iraq. The audience, embarrassed by her, departs but when Justin approaches her she apologizes and asks him out for a drink. T … [Read more...]

Brothers Grimm, The

  In the late 1700’s in Germany a young boy, Jacob goes to search for medicine for his small sister. When he returns with a handful of beans instead of medicine, his brother Wilhelm browbeats him. After all, Jacob believes what the man told him about the beans, that they are magic and will cure his sister.   By 1796 the two brothers, Will (Matt Damon) and Jacob (Heath Ledger) have become a couple of charlatans who travel around French-occupied Germany ridding towns and villages of w … [Read more...]

Must Love Dogs

(I saw this film several weeks ago, so this is a little late and brief)   Sarah (Diane Lane), a teacher,  is recently divorced young forty-something whose family, headed by patriarch Bill (Christopher Plummer), is determined to get her back in the dating game. Her sister Carol (Elizabeth Perkins) lists her on an internet dating service. Meanwhile, Bill is stringing two ladies along. One of them is Dolly (Stockard Channing) who is eccentric and kind.   Sarah meets Jake (John … [Read more...]

Help Send Books of Comfort

From the website of the Daughters of St. Paul, www.pauline.org: The Daughters of St. Paul stationed in New Orleans are safe as well as all their employees. We are still trying to locate family members of some of our sisters, and ask for your prayers for their safety. We are grateful for the concern people have expressed, and unite in prayer for all those suffering from this devastation.God, our loving Father, you who know our weakness, hear our prayer. Give us the courage to face life's … [Read more...]

Hurricane Katrina

These are difficult days for our brothers and sisters in the area hit and effected by Hurricane Katrina. I was thinking that those of us who are watching or listening or reading about the devastation and rescue efforts go about our daily lives - such as watching movies and writing about them - and wonder what we can do to help. There seems to be such a disconnect between some aspects of daily life in America and the utter loss that our brothers and sisters are living through at … [Read more...]

Cinema for Kids in MY FRIEND

MY FRIEND CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE The only monthly Catholic kids magazine in the U.S Sneak Preview OCTOBER 2005 issue: (Order copies from www.pauline.org) ·        October is our Media Awareness issue on movies. Guest editor: Sr. Hosea Marie Rupprect! o       We’ll take “A Peek into the Reel World of Documentaries” with Susan Vogel-Misicka. Be sure to check out the cool movie production photos from Winged Migration and March of the Pen … [Read more...]

Locarno Film Festival – My Photo Gallery

Here are some photos from the Locarno Film Festival 2005 from the last four days and then my train trip back to Zurich. Some photos are of members of the ecumenical jury, the Quay Brothers and Ruben, a jury member from Switzerland, giving our SIGNIS-INterfilm award to the directors of LA NEUVAINE and FRATRICIDE. My memory card had to be replaced and I was not able to do so until almost the end of the festival. Hence, few photos. The shops in Locarno close for lunch and are closed on Sundays (!) … [Read more...]


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