Culture

Author, former Marine, ponders how faith tempers horror, violence

Catholic writer Philip Klay draws on his faith to share what war, armed conflict and bloodshed do to the human soul.

New film on Mother Teresa seeks to put 20th-century saint back in spotlight

Produced by the Knights of Columbus, "Mother Teresa: No Greater Love," had its Vatican premiere Aug. 31, ahead of its release to more than 900 theaters Oct. 3 and 4.

New documentary on Sister Thea Bowman highlights her faith, justice work

"Going Home Like a Shooting Star: Thea Bowman's Journey to Sainthood," written and directed by Franciscan Sister Judith Ann Zielinski, reveals a "prophetic spirit" who still "resonates with us today."

Grammy-nominated musician Sarah Hart releases new Marian hymn

"Mother Mary, Pray for Us" was born of a long faith journey that led from doubt to devotion.

Two books on sexual ethics offer food for thought for wide audience

Recent works by Christine Emba and Karen Peterson-Iyer offer well-researched and even witty explorations on a topic that receives much attention but little in-depth analysis.

Free for all: Movies from 1922 available online at no cost

Take a walk down memory lane with historic films -- including romances, dramas and horror flicks -- available online at no cost.

Hillbilly Thomists bluegrass band performs for Knights on Opry stage

The musical members of the Dominican Order look to carry out their mission as preachers, pointing listeners to God one note at a time.

Superman’s best friend a loyal lead in ‘DC League of Super-Pets’

A caped Krypto offers life lessons in self-sacrifice, cooperation and love, with a few morally muddy pawprints.

‘Nope’ offers violent, uncertain answer to question of evil

Gory and vulgar, the sci-fi horror film from writer-director Jordon Peele feels unfocused, lacking a solid response to the forces of darkness threatening its characters.

‘Paws of Fury’ dogged by lowbrow humor

The animated martial-arts spoof, featuring an insecure beagle for a hero, relies on nonstop bathroom jokes and intense cartoonish violence to tell its tale.