Category Archives: Movies
Sunday’s Gospel was the story of the Man Born Blind, how Christ healed him up, of the blindness, and healed his heart also. John 9:1-41 As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, … Continue reading
Last Sunday (yesterday) the Gospel reading was from John, about The Woman at the Well, one of the longer Gospel readings in the year, even the abbreviated version is longer than usual. (This is only an excerpt.) Gospel of John Chapter … Continue reading
Today, November 23, is the Memorial of the passing of Padre Miguel Agustin Pro into Eternal Life at the orders of President Plutarco Elias Calles. The firing squad bungled their job, and a soldier shot Padre Pro in the head … Continue reading
The book, Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut, is about an American who has been raised in Germany in the interwar period, who becomes a propagandist for the Nazis, and a deep mole for the OSS. (This is the cover of … Continue reading
Grandma’s favorite Saint.
There are many (far, far too many) on the Internet who are gushing angst over the Synod on the Family, especially the politicized Catholics (who think Pope Francis may be the Antichrist), and narcissistic hedonists whose hubris convinces them Rome … Continue reading
The Incompleteness Theorem What of those missing episodes of Star Trek TOS? What of the rest of the first season of Firefly? Fans lament early and unjust cancellation of their favorite/cult shows, but are they right to do so? Is … Continue reading
Saturday nite is movie nite (tonight’s feature, The Lavender Hill Mob, 1951, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway. — Be on the lookout for a young Audrey Hepburn, don’t blink or you’ll miss her.) Along with the movie something restful … Continue reading
Can I get an Amen?
“Give Us Barabbas!” the crowd shouted . Were they confused as to who they wanted? In the older manuscripts, the one who was freed was named Jesus bar Abbas. Jesus son of the Father. He was a revolutionary, an insurrectionist. … Continue reading