One of the things I enjoy about sharing movies with you during Lent is…seeing movies that I missed when they came around the first time. This is one of those films, and it’s called Saint Ralph. Here’s the set up, which sounds like it’s perfect for my house full of teens (and one tween). [Read more…]
when a wannabe “Dark Lord” runs for President. I dare you not to smile.
*Disclaimer! Please remove all liquids from the vicinity of your electronic devices before viewing the following. Roll clip, [Read more…]
Today, movie fans, we have a first for the YIMCatholic Lenten movie series: a double feature. That’s because the two movies presented here tonight were really meant to be one movie, but it was just way too long. I don’t know if Richard Lester just went wild, or if he couldn’t stand the idea of leaving Alexandre Dumas’ adapted story-line on the cutting room floor. [Read more…]
I can understand where you’re coming from. You’ve been burned before. Or more likely, you’ve been duped by shoddy productions and bad acting when you were hoping a film would measure up to the standards you’ve come to expect. You loved Fr. Barron’s Catholicism series, for instance, and want more top quality productions like that.
So I have a proposition for you: [Read more…]
I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I loved Peter Falk’s character of the seemingly bumbling detective named Lt. Columbo. All of the episodes were marvelous examples of the conventional wisdom assuming criminals, who also just knew that they were the smartest people in the room, winding up getting out foxed by this seemingly idiotic, nay, imbecilic, homicide inspector.
Check out Falk’s in-character performance here at a Dean Martin roast of Frank Sinatra, [Read more…]
Ben Franklin’s Warning, Winston Churchill’s Observation, And Catholic Support for the Rights of Mankind UPDATED
For about a few months now, I’ve been mentioning things political that should matter to Catholics, and thus to all human beings. A few months back, I mentioned a scandal with our war dead that is another marker of trouble. Mark Shea wrote on these issues in a manner that helps bring to light what is at stake here.
For as St. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, [Read more…]
Jon Stewart gives up 12 minutes of airtime to discussion of Catholic social teachings, with Cathleen Kaveny. Name another network that has done the same lately…*crickets chirping.*
UPDATE: Word on Fire’s Rozann Carter brings up a few points that were forgotten/ omitted by Dr. Kaveny. And Jennifer Hartline on who is really getting played while women “star” in the HHS Mandate imbroglio.
Here we are on a Friday night during Lent. So do you know what that means around here, aside from not eating meat? It means it’s movie night! And to kick off the Third(?!) Annual Lenten Friday Night at the Movies, I’ve got young ladies, nuns in habits, and basketball.
The Mighty Macs, starring Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, and (vampire/vampire killer) David Boreanez. [Read more…]