The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

(It was on this day in 2006 that Twitter was founded, and I write that not with any sense of exuberance. Here is a...

So Let it Be Written: A Movie Review of the Ten Commandments

(A recent review of an older film, the Ten Commandments hearkens back to a more golden, and more innocent, era of Hollywood.  Much better...

Calvary (2014): A Film Review of a Tragedy

The following review was written by Father Callam for an anthology, and is re-posted here, signifying Hollywood's continued fascination with the image of the...

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,...

Like a Tree Cut Back: Memoir of A Lost Ireland

Like a Tree Cut Back By Michael McCarthy The Poetry Business, Sheffield, England smith-doorstop, 2021 Father Michael McCarthy’s memoir, Like a Tree Cut Back, takes its title from...

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...

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...