Ridley Scott and Missing the Point of the Book of ExodusDec 16, 2014 3 Comments
Ridley Scott’s new film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” features all the basic elements of the biblical story, but he nevertheless misses the main point. The biblical Exodus is not primarily about political liberation but spiritual liberation from false gods.
Dietrich von Hildebrand and Our Relativistic AgeDec 02, 2014 5 Comments
Our postmodern world has produced a "Meh" culture which lacks objective truths and boundaries. The twentieth century philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand rejected this culture, so much so that he spoke out vigorously against objective evils like anti-Semitism, crude nationalism, and indifference to human dignity.
John Henry Newman at the Synod on the FamilyOct 28, 2014 16 Comments
How can Bl. John Henry Newman's idea of the 'development of doctrine' frame our discussion about the recent Synod on the Family? And does Cardinal Walter Kasper's proposal represent an authentic development in Church teaching or a corruption?
Revisiting the Argument from MotionOct 07, 2014 13 Comments
Atheists, Agnostics, and believers alike appeal to philosophy to support their claims on the existence or non-existence of God. However, Thomas Aquinas' "Argument from Motion" offers a proof that cannot be easily refuted, as it appeals to the the concept of an "actus purus," or the unmoved mover that we call God.
“Calvary” and a Portrait of a Real PriestSep 09, 2014 6 Comments
John Michael McDonagh’s film “Calvary” shows, with extraordinary vividness, what authentic spiritual shepherding looks like and how it feels for a priest to have a shepherd’s heart.
"The Giver" and the Fading Memory of ChristianitySep 02, 2014 7 Comments
A popular new film, "The Giver," reveals the surprising key to the authentic renewal of society: the recovery of our lost memory of Christ.
Hercules, N.T. Wright, and the Modern Meta-NarrativeJul 29, 2014 3 Comments
The recent “Hercules” film triumph “reason” over “mysticism,” and the natural over the supernatural. Christians should be sensitive to this and offer a better narrative.
"The Fault In Our Stars" and the Sacred Heart of JesusJul 01, 2014 1 Comments
In this review of the popular film, Father Barron analyzes the two main characters' perceptions of the meaning of life, comparing it to our Christian understanding of God and the universe.