Extremely Loud

Extremely Loud

Teenagers might find this movie a bit slow, but maybe not. It is a very thoughtful movie, beautifully done, but it takes some patience to watch it. Movie deals with a boy trying to come to grips with the death of his father in the 9/11 tragedy. The boy is extremely intelligent but very sensitive. […]

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

First class actors and first class idea but not first class script. Still, it is a very positive and fun movie with good values. Movie centers on the members church choir who are going to compete in a big competition. A young romance is treated in a realistic but positive way: the teenagers are in […]

X Games Lady Snowboarder Shows Faith

X Games Lady Snowboarder Shows Faith

Just a short note. I was watching the Winter X Games last night and saw an awesome win by Kelly Clark on the half-pipe. She did tricks no other girl snowboarder could do and seemed to simply just be having fun rather than competing in one of the most prestigious athletic events of the year. […]

Phillip Rivers and His Catholic Faith

Phillip Rivers and His Catholic Faith

I had always admired San Diego Chargers quarterback as a top-class player and fierce competitor, but I didn’t know until today that he was Catholic and how much his Catholic faith and values mean to him. Way cool!!! (Story here from The National Catholic Register: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-quarterback-philip-rivers-passes-on-the-faith/) Catholic Quarterback Philip Rivers Passes On the Faith San […]

Actor Mark Walhberg: Faith My Biggest Success

Actor Mark Walhberg: Faith My Biggest Success

This month’s release of the movie Contraband has put actor Mark Wahlberg once again in the Hollywood spotlight. Mark recently did an interview on CNN about his faith walk that has gotten a lot of attention. Let’s look briefly at the dramatic life journey that Mark explains in that interview and see if we can […]

Tebow's Crazy Season: Some Lessons

Tebow’s Crazy Season: Some Lessons

It’s been a pretty cool year for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. All the NFL experts have continued saying that Tebow cannot play successfully as a quarterback in the NFL. Yet Tebow and the Broncos actually made it  to the playoffs and have just pulled off an unlikely victory against the mighty Pittsburg Steelers, […]

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve

A good feel-good movie with a star-studded cast. Talks about forgiveness and second chances in a positive way, although all these types of movies tend to be a bit cliche’. Still, it makes for an entertaining experience with a positive message.

Adventures of Tintin

Adventures of Tintin

Not very impressed with this movie, although in its time I’m sure the book series, “The Adventures of Tintin” was very good literature for boys and probably girls too. Its just that this type of literature seems a bit out of place today as a movie, or maybe it was just the way it was […]

Father's Heartache Inspires Christian Album

Father’s Heartache Inspires Christian Album

Sadness and pain is not something we look forward to. But life brings plenty of it. So much so that when we are suffering we often ask where God is in all of it. This is a story of someone who is searching for an answer to that question in a beautiful way. The story […]

New Miracle. New Saint.

New Miracle. New Saint.

North America will have a new saint soon. A second miracle due to the intercession of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha has been officially approved by the Vatican. Kateri was an American Indian girl who died at the age of 24. Here are the basics of the miracle that was just approved. At the end, we offer […]