Trio of books look at Protestant Reformation through different lenses
The way Catholics react to the Reformation says as much about how we see the church today as it does about the fissures begun 500 years ago. The wounds to Christian unity remain a vivid scar on the body of Christ.
‘The Miracle Season’ is a true-life, tear-jerking inspiration
The tragic story of a young volleyball player's death, and how her father and her team cope with the loss, sets the stage for a flawed but nonetheless uplifting film suitable for the whole family.
Movie review: Blockers
Contemporary society's misguided outlook on sex, from which all regard for the Gospel virtue of chastity has seemingly been banished, permeates the low comedy "Blockers" (Universal). The result is a morass of bad morals.
Despite flaws, picture-filled Fatima books tell compelling story
The year 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima. There has been a small deluge of publications to honor the occasion. These two short, picture-filled books show signs of being rushed to publication.
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Writer-director Michael Mason's film, the second sequel to 2014's "God's Not Dead," benefits from a less strident tone than its predecessors as well as a timely message about the dangers of intemperate political and cultural discourse.
Movie review: Ready Player One
Those who may have wondered what it would be like to be a pinball crashing around inside a machine amid flashing lights and ear-splitting sounds will find that experience approximated in the sci-fi fantasy "Ready Player One" (Warner Bros).
Movie review: Acrimony
The theme of the movie is a familiar one, namely, that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned or, in this case, one who thinks she's been.
Video games get White House scrutiny after Parkland shooting
Much has been made of the claim that continued exposure to violent video games desensitize the user to real-life violence.
Players in ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ are stiff, but harmless
The garden gnomes are back with a famous sleuth in a rudimentary plot that, despite providing a positive lesson about not taking loved ones for granted, remains unimpressive for all but young viewers.
‘Midnight Sun’ an inspiring, modern remake of ‘Romeo and Juliet’
The creators of this latest retelling of the star-crossed lovers have made a sweet, heartfelt movie that presents a refreshing view (for Hollywood, that is) of young people who are not behaving badly.