One wonders how reliable these polls are, even if conducted by Gallup. But, if it’s true that “seven of the world’s 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America,” it’s not unreasonable to ask if the historical … Continue reading
There are still persons who will open a book and read instead of watching whatever’s on television or fiddling with an iPhone when they have leisure and whether or not the time is planned. (When they are truly devoted readers, … Continue reading
I may be preaching to the choir here at catholicism.org when I state that the “dark ages” is a myth fabricated by the Protestant “reformers,” then picked up by the rationalists of the “Enlightenment,” which has grown darker and darker … Continue reading
Very good interview with Eduardo Verastegui by Leticia Velasquez, of Catholic Media Review. Read it here on Catholic Online website.
Chivalry! Knighthood! These are words that stir up an enormous number of images in the mind: St. George and the Dragon; the Quest for the Holy Grail; King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table; Charlemagne and his Twelve … Continue reading
CNA: “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010. Read a brief account here.
There is a “soft” persecution of the Church in America. We see it in the press, in entertainment, and in political life as exemplified by B.H. Obama’s recent HHS mandate. What has been soft for years seems to be in … Continue reading
Christopher Check has an enthusiastic review of “For Greater Glory” on the Crisis Magazine site. He has one major criticism of the film: its anachronistic talk of religious freedom. I think the lesson that Mr. Check offers here as an … Continue reading
The subject here is a movie, one I think could be the most important made in my lifetime, at least in terms of cinema’s future. Its importance doesn’t make it a favorite nor even that I have especially enjoyed seeing … Continue reading
CatholicOnline: “This is an international story for the world,” said Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia, who headlines an international cast in FOR GREATER GLORY. “It’s a story that needs to be told.” Garcia plays General Gorostieta, the retired military man … Continue reading
The subject of the lines that follow is one about which I’ve written on this website before: the unmistakable and awful signs of a new barbarism rising from the ruins of what used to be Christian civilization. It is not … Continue reading
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