On the Lord’s Appearing: A Review

(From the archives, but always new, here is a review of an excellent book by Father Jonathan Robinson, provost of the Toronto Oratory.  A...

Half-Baked Mission?

When I was a child, I thought like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things… These words of Saint...

Ordination and Marriage in Hitchcock’s ‘I Confess’

(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock's film noir classic 'I Confess' offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the...

A traditional gem from a young composer: a review of “New Catholic Hymns”

It is unusual to encounter newly-written sacred music that appeals to traditional hymnodic taste; perhaps it is unsurprising that when such music does appear,...

The Lego Movie

The time has come: LEGO has released its first full-length theatrical film, The Lego Movie, and it is doing fantastically across the board. It has...

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols by Mike Aquilina illustrated by Lea Marie Ravotti Our Sunday Visitor, 2008 ISBN 978-1-59276-450-1 More devotional than academic, this book begins by...

Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin 1999, Director: Mike Newell. Actors: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thorton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie. Music: Anne Dudley.   (Rated R for language and mild sexuality)   “You land...

Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass

“This is not a ‘religious service’ or a scripture class; this is Heaven on Earth: it is where our God comes to us.” The...

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: A book to read during Lent

One of the great spiritual books that it is surely advisable to be read during the Lenten journey is The Ladder of Divine Ascent, written...

Nebraska: A Review

Nebraska (2013) Written by Bob Nelson Directed by Alexander Payne A society which has lost its religion becomes sooner or later a society which has lost its...