Today, Chicago Tribune's The Seeker blog features Fr. Barron's review of Terrence Malick's new movie, “The Tree of Life.” Read the review below. In addition, check out this quick re-cap of the "around-the-web" citations of Father Barron, CATHOLICISM, and the WOF ministry at large.
What could possibly tie together the following scenes: a flock of birds cavorting in breathtakingly harmonious patterns, the meeting of flowing lava and crashing waves, a larger dinosaur dominating a smaller one, a young boy throwing a baseball through a window just because he is forbidden to do so, a depressed middle-aged man sitting in a coldly modernistic office building, and a meteor crashing into the primordial earth?
- If I am at all correct in my reading of Terrence Malick’s meditative film, “The Tree of Life,” in which those and many other seemingly disparate scenes occur, what ties them together is that they are all ingredient in the plan and purpose of God. I realize how pretentious that can sound, but this is a filmmaker (and a film) with very grand ambitions indeed...
Once again, Dr. Denis McNamara beautifully reveals the theology behind the architecture of another renown Catholic structure. Here, Dr. McNamara gives an in-depth commentary on the Church of All Nations
In addition, Father Barron's commentary on the spiritual dimension of the BP oil spill was recently featured on the Chicago Tribune website. Manya Brachear, a blogger for "The Seeker," will regularly feature Father Barron's articles on theology and culture. Read the first installment here.