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...

The Catechism of Hockey

The Catechism of Hockey by Alyssa Bormes American Chesterton Society Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-97444-950-0“What if Wayne Gretzky’s mother was his first teacher of hockey and supported him...

Captain America

Wow. Just...wow. Captain America: The Winter Soldier had it all: action, suspense, mystery, romance, camaraderie, spies, secrets, and—most importantly—awesome superheroes. The action scenes were spectacular, but...

Pilgrim Eagle: A Review of Charles A. Coulombe’s History Text Puritan’s Empire

 “This above all: To thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare     Puritan’s Empire by Charles A. Coulombe is a unique tour-de-force of American history from a Catholic...

Mission Impossible: To Make a Real Movie

I finally got around recently to watching the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise.  As expected, it was slick and high-budget, with impressive...

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 978-1-59276-450-1More devotional than academic, this book begins by...

Dracula Untold: Fallen man, the tragic hero

It is perpetually wonderful to me how much truth can find its way into secularists’ stories. Dracula Untold, Universal’s newest origins story, is a...

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...

Ant-Man vs. Daredevil

(As a bit of light-hearted reading before the issuance of the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter later today, here are some thoughts on two superheroes,...

Young in the Spirit: Spiritual Strengthenng for Seniors and Caregivers

Young in the Spirit: Spiritual Strengthening for Seniors and Caregivers ISBN: 978-0-96774-495-7 125 pages, softcover $10.95 USAccording to Statistics Canada, the years between 2010 and 2031 will...