Culture

Nun paints icon of Mary, Undoer of Knots to offer hope amid pandemic

Presentation Sister Carrie Link, an artist and iconographer, says Mary's intercession can loosen the tangles of a troubled time.

‘Fishbowl’ a slow swim to nowhere

Logical flaws and a lack of character depth muddy the waters in this tale of grief, alienation and religious zealotry.

In ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ game, light is right over dark side

Players take the roles of both good guys and bad as the Republic's honorable forces battle the Empire's evil attackers. Gamers can join forces with others to fight side by side.

Politics of volatile era, 1968, told in sharp courtroom drama for today

With impressive performances in the gripping "The Trial of the Chicago 7," director Aaron Sorkin skillfully evokes the tensions of a troubled time that has unfortunate parallels to our own.

Tasteless comedy rises again in ‘Borat’ sequel

Outlandish, vulgar gags join political satire and mockery of American cluelessness in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," following the eponymous 2006 film by Sacha Baron Cohen.

Dante is prophet of hope along life’s journey, pope says

In the run-up to next year's 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Pope Francis hopes people would read the Italian poet's work, especially the "Divine Comedy," which still resonates today.

‘Crusader Kings III’ is a game where war isn’t taken lightly

With so many violent games on the market, it's refreshing that in this one, which sparkles with medieval intrigue and drama, combat must be first justified before its declaration.

New book explores intersection of faith, firearms in America

An author examines gun use in America and reconciles Christ's call to peace with the widespread interest in firearms among Christian conservatives through a five point-plan.

Author focuses on ministry to Christians with mental health challenges

John Swinton examines the faith lives of Christians living with what he calls "unconventional" mental health experiences, especially depression, schizophrenia and bipolar syndrome, and how they can find healing on their journey.

Father Peyton’s warm, fervent spirit imbues documentary film

"Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton" traces the life of the Irish-born U.S. priest who founded the Family Rosary movement and energized family prayer in the mid-20th century.