CNA: The much anticipated movie “Cristiada,” which recounts the story of the Cristero war in Mexico during the religious persecution of the 1920s, was released in Mexico on April 20. “This movie is not only going to be entertaining, it … Continue reading
In the vast wasteland known as American popular culture, every once in a while — actually, quite frequently — something truly infernal comes to the screen (or the tube, or the airwaves), and makes particularly hellish mockery of the good, … Continue reading
As a treat for Easter, the brothers watched the film Katyń, which recounts the horrible massacre of some 22,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia in the forest of Katyn, not far from the western Russian city of Smolensk. The film, directed … Continue reading
THE AMERICAN ECCLESIASTICAL REVIEW, Feb, 1944. THE LEONARD FEENEY OMNIBUS. A Collection of Prose and Verse Old and New. New York, Sheed and Ward, 1943. Pp. xiv + 399. $3.00.
The text comes from the Church’s sacred liturgy: it is the Benedictus antiphon at the office of Lauds for the Feast of the Circumcision. Learn about the composer here.
Catholic Culture: Religion News Service has drawn attention to the major sacred art collection at Bob Jones University, the fundamentalist college in South Carolina that lifted its ban on interracial dating only in 2000. Read more here.
I’d like to thank Dan Guenzel, a long-time friend of Saint Benedict Center, for sending this poem for us today.
Far be it from me to question Abraham Foxman’s right to complain about Mel Gibson’s latest film venture. This is something he has every right to do. In fact, it’s how he makes his living. But he might like to … Continue reading
On the web site Taki’s Magazine, Charles Coulombe has a brief, thoughtful essay on the immigration question. In it, he summarizes the thinking of Archbishop José Gomez — his own Ordinary, since Coulombe resides in the L.A. Archdiocese. After touching … Continue reading
CNA reports: Hollywood actor Matt Marsden said that young Catholics need to get involved in movie-making and other artistic ventures if they want to change the culture. Full report is here.
Many years ago, when the Catholic magazine Triumph existed and I was one of its editors, Malcolm Muggeridge stopped by our Washington offices one day. Several of us joined him for drinks on the rooftop terrace of the nearby Washington … Continue reading
Here is a clip from Zenit’s interview with Ray Herrmann: Meeting Ray Herrmann, a humble man of deep faith, elicits an obvious question: how does he live out his faith in what is notoriously a hedonistic and irreligious environment? “Some … Continue reading
If this trailer is any indication, Cristiada is at least an attempt to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. The URL for the film’s web site is http://www.cristiadafilm.com/. This is a teachable moment, folks. Tell all your friends … Continue reading
Katrina Fernandez, scholar of the history of art, has written an illuminating article, well worth reading, on the importance of beauty in the house of God and the sanctuary of the home. Patheos: Beauty makes the soul soar and is … Continue reading
If I ever get to Rome, this is a place I’d love to visit after a good number of churches. Elizabeth Lev takes us into a world of history and culture as she explores the latest public offering of the … Continue reading