Music and Movies
By Fr. Ernest Daly on September 15, 2007
This is a story of something beautiful coming out of the emptiness that one man felt, and what he and his friends are doing to make a difference in the world.
By Elias Crim on December 15, 2006
Many artists and moviemakers offer a vision of the world with few spiritual horizons. Occasionally a movie appears that aims much higher: The Nativity Story is one of these.
By Ellen Farrel on September 7, 2006
“Members, would you help me recognize a modern-day hero—Gianna Jessen?” said Colorado State Representative Ted Harvey. Applause exploded. No one knew there was more, much more, to the story.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on April 5, 2006
A doubt can be powerful. The devil used it against Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He tried to make them doubt that God loved them. It worked. We’re paying for it. The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown, may not be as smart a hoax as the devil’s lie in the garden, but it has confused many people.
Written by Genevieve Yep-Pollack on April 5, 2006 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Horror and Tragedy, Music and Movies | Keywords: Actor, christ, Church, Dan Brown, DaVinci, History, hope, Movie, Pope | Leave a response
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on January 5, 2006
No doubt now. A month after hitting the theaters The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is proclaimed
a success, having made $474 million worldwide, surpassing the $180 million of production costs.
By Alex Kubik on March 1, 2004
What do people remember about the 2004 Super Bowl? Is it the longest touchdown pass ever thrown in a Super Bowl? The 41-yard, game-winning, field goal with 4 seconds left? Do we even remember the score? Most likely, people will remember…
Written by Alex Kubik on March 1, 2004 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Fashion and Celebrity, Issues and Politics, Music and Movies, Sports | Keywords: Fashion and Celebrity, modesty, Sports | Leave a response
By Fr. Rory O'Toole, LC on February 12, 2004
We like to think that we are really grown up when we can do our own thing. Jesus Christ challenges that assumption. Obedience to God is where the real power lies. It is a different kind of power: the power to set men free.
Written by Fr. Rory O'Toole, LC on February 12, 2004 | Related Topics: All Lessons, Music and Movies | Keywords: christ, courage, cross, good friday, Movie, obedience, passion, suffering | Leave a response
By Alex Kubik on February 11, 2004
Everyone knows Jesus is all about love, but all he does in “The Passion” is suffer. In the Garden of Gethsemane, his anxiety and fear press him so intensely that he sweats blood. Is that loving?
By Alex Kubik on February 10, 2004
Let’s take a look at some of the manifestations of evil in “The Passion of the Christ” and what the characters’ interaction with evil shows us about temptation, sin, death, and salvation.
By Alex Kubik on February 9, 2004
The Pontius Pilate of “The Passion of the Christ” is a more multi-dimensional man than traditionally portrayed in film. Not just a mean-spirited bureaucrat, he is an all-too-human proxy for modern man. Sadly, we may see a little of Pilate in ourselves.