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"Spotlight" is about the ultimate betrayal of trust from an institution that literally represented the Word of God to many people. And it is about whether we will continue to have institutions that serve the essential function of monitoring the gap between aspiration and actuality, between what people say they are and do and the reality. [caption id="attachment_37588" align="alignright" width="30 ...
Halloween offers us a way to engage with our natural fascination with death in a way which is scary yet superficial. We get to acknowledge our fear of death while still having a good time. Halloween descends from Samhain , the most significant holiday of the Celtic calendar. Being a pastoral people, the Celts counted their seasons according to the needs of their cattle and sheep, rather ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dear friends, this post represents who I am and who I strive to be. My personal mission statement. As I pass another birthday, I'm of a mind to step away from the media hype machine to reflect a bit on what I've learned and how I strive to be. First of all, I am at peace and grateful to God for His forgiveness which fr ...
In honor of Halloween, the Indiewire critics discuss the non-horror movies that scared them most . There are some great choices on the list, including Julianne Moore in "Safe," about a woman who is being poisoned -- or thinks she is -- by the toxic, synthetic chemicals in everyday products. And there are scary documentaries about terrifying real-life events like "Deliver Us from Evil," about c ...
In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Today and tomorrow, some of my fellow Americans - possibly armed - plan to hold a "Global Rally for Humanity" at dozens of mosques and other Islamic institutions across the country. Their slogan is "The World is saying No to Islam." I find this curious because 20% of the world has actually said "Yes" to Islam by choosing to be ...
Politicians who try to portray the world in terms of an epic struggle between Western "modernity" and Islamic "medievalism" will achieve nothing but send us back to the Christian Crusades. Defenders of Europe as a Christian continent are incredibly naive about their own history. And this is why, to quote a great sociologist, history always repeats itself. First as tragedy, second as farce. ...
Adam LaVorgna became an actor very young and was in the cast of the television series "Brooklyn Bridge" and "7th Heaven" before he was out of his teens. He loved the cast but he felt lost. He tried to use drugs to feel better and tried rehab more than once. "And I always thought about God," he said. "If He were to look at me, would He be proud? And I decided to go back to church.” LaVorgna, a Cat ...
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