Category Archives: REVIEWS

REVIEW: 13 Hours

Tuesdays are my movie days.  $5 all films all day and free pop corn.
I went to see 13 Hours yesterday.
Everyone who can stand some blood and extreme suspense and action should see this.   I’m fairly hard-boiled but I wound up … Continue reading

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Movie Recommendation and Books Received

I don’t like to expose much about plots of movies I see because I detest spoilers.
Yesterday (being Tuesday, my movie day, $5 all day and free popcorn), I saw The Martian (from the book HERE).  Gorgeous martian landscapes, apparently filmed … Continue reading

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Recent Arrivals: spiffy books

While I was on the road, five new books came in.
This, from a reader, CF…

God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith by Robert Card. Sarah  UK HERE

Then the Eleven Cardinals Book™

Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family UK HERE

Behold the Man: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

From a reader:
Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle is … Continue reading

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Two book recommendations: on women in the Church and on homosexuals

Kids heading back to school? HERE  Heading back to college? HERE
Need a Kindle? Yes, is the correct answer. HERE (UK HERE – try the new Paperwhite!)
I have a couple book suggestions for you. The titles should let you know plenty about the topics.

I am … Continue reading

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Ant-Man

Tuesday is my movie day: $5 admission all day and “free” popcorn.  Hard to beat.
Yesterday I went to see Ant-Man.  I flipped a coin.  It was either that or the new Terminator flick.
Since I did not grow up on the Marvel side … Continue reading

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“This is my church!”

Watched a classic tonight, On The Waterfront (1954).
Have you young’uns never seen it?
This is from when movies were movies and you didn’t have constant edits and shots of less than a second.
And if the music sounds like West Side Story, … Continue reading

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Super fun book alert!

A friend who is a reader here (and a monthly donor!) recommended a book recently, while we were chatting during evening drinks and cigars at Acton U (he and his wife went to that, too – smart people).
I just finished the audio version and … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Daredevil” is Catholic

A while back, at the urging of a friend, I watched the Netflix series Daredevil.  I didn’t have any expectations going into it, and so I wasn’t disappointed.  As the beatitude which didn’t make it into the list says, “Beati qui … Continue reading

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NEW “Pontifical Canon” for use by Bishops in the Extraordinary Form

I just received a copy of the recently reprinted Canon Missae ad usum Episcoporum ac Praelatorum pontificaliter vel non pontificaliter celebrantium, cui accedunt formulae variae e Pontificali Romano depromptae et cantus ad libitum – “Pontifical Canon” for short – done by … Continue reading

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Bl. J.H. Newman’s “To be deep in history” Mug (and a tease)

It’s the feast (in some places and for some groups) of Bl. John Henry Newman.  Who can forget his beatification by Benedict XVI?
Those of you who may be new readers may not know about the mug I made with a … Continue reading

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MOVIE – When The Game Stands Tall – ACTION ITEM!

When I was at the recent Napa Institute Conference, we were offered an early screening of the new movie with Jim Caviezel called When The Game Stands Tall.  I wrote at that time:
I saw an advance screening of a movie with Jim Caviezel,When … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Giver

I went to see The Giver today, since it had been touted as a solidly pro-life movie.
It was that!
I won’t reveal any spoilers, although many of you have probably read the book.
As I watched, I suspected I was both missing things … Continue reading

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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 over … 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 true Christians … Continue reading

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