Category Archives: REVIEWS

Napa Institute Conference: Day 1

I arrived last night in Napa for the Napa Institute conference.  I got here, despite the interference of Pres. Obama.  I digress. The digs are elegant, the weather, perfect.  I know quite a few people, since there is some cross … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Movie “Persecuted”

This is a public service announcement. I prefer to be kind about Christian movies.  That said, save yourself some irritation.  The newly released “Persecuted” isn’t good. “Persecution” addresses a theme which I think is real: there is/will be persecution of … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Disinformation

The other day I recommended Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism by Ronald Rychlak and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa. Now I want to recommend it warmly.  (UK link HERE) Rychlak has written … Continue reading

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Book recommendations

Today I received a copy of a new book by Anthony Esolen (Dante translator) called Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity. I have such regard for Prof. Esolen that I’ll recommend the book even before I read it! I would also … Continue reading

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A great Chinese movie

I am a fan of good new Chinese cinema and one of my favorite directors in the genre is Zhang Yimou. Last night I rewatched, after quite some time, his uplifting movie To Live, based on the depressing but striking … Continue reading

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Libs should be tied to chairs and forced, to their shame, to watch this film about migrant workers

Tonight I watched The Last Train Home. UK link HERE Long-time readers here know that I keep an eye on Chinese films.  This is a documentary about the 130+ million migrant workers in China who strive to return home for the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Sometime ago I learned of a carpenter who made a portable altar of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that folded out and drawers, and an embedded altar stone. I contacted the carpenter and he said he would make … Continue reading

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REVIEW (sort of): “Noah” movie

I will not be seeing this movie. I’ve been talking about it with some people in the know, but this review from Breitbart clinched it. Too bad. I have enjoyed some movies with Russell Crowe (for example Cinderella Man, Master … Continue reading

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New art from Daniel Mitsui: Our Lady of Walsingham!

The Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui sent me a beautiful rendering of Our Lady of Walsingham. The 7″ x 10″ print is ready for ordering HERE. Those saint in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Voyage to Alpha Centauri: A Novel by Michael O’Brien

I recently finished reading Voyage to Alpha Centauri by Michael D. O’Brien. (UK LINK HERE) I hope he writes in this genre again! This novel deals with an expedition in the future aboard a massive, city-like ship the Kosmos to … Continue reading

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