Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay’s ‘The Mystery...

(I thought this memorial of the great Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier was a fitting day to post this adaptation of an address I offered...

Captain Philips

I just took in the new American-everyman Tom Hank's movie, Captain Philips which, surprisingly from its limited quality, has made over $218 million so...

Marie of the Incarnation: A Canadian Mystic

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A Review Pierre Gervais is a Canadian-born Jesuit, professor of systematic, sacramental, and spiritual...

Sci Fi Movie Triplex: Interstellar, Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow

My movie selection over the past few months has been in the science fiction genre, which is often heavy on the 'fiction', and light...

Festival and Ferial, by Anna Rist: A Review

Festival and FerialAnna RistKaufmann Publishing, St. Simon’s Island , 2014ISBN : 978-0-9905329-3-4 In one of his Odes (IV.2) Horace describes the danger of trying to...

Calvary

Calvary (2014)Directed by John Michael McDonaghWritten by John Michael McDonagh Stay for the credits at the end of Calvary, for interspersed in the endless lists...

Millions

MillionsDirector: Danny Boyle, 98 min., U.K., 2004. Starring: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy DonovanPlot: (Spoiler alert!) The UK is about to switch its...

Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin1999, 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...

Book review: Why Be Afraid?

Why Be Afraid? A Retreat by Douglas McManaman Justin Press ISBN: 978-0-9917996-6-4 102 pages, softcover $12.95 CDNDeacon Douglas McManaman is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Toronto, ministering...

By Reason Alone: Assembling the great puzzle

By Reason Alone: Assembling the Great Puzzle by Jacek Bacz Justin Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-98131-844-8At the start of this rewarding book Jacek Bacz states that it is...