Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.

I recently saw two movies that could not be less similar in story and genre:  Gone Girl and Annabelle. While these movies in many ways differ greatly, the themes of family and married life are prominent in both. In light of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family currently taking place in the Catholic Church, there […]

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The Cyrenian’s Cross

“As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyre′ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross.” ~Matthew 27:32 Anyone.   It could have been anyone.    Of the faces in the crowd, there was one man among the many buried, with no visible burden he carried.  He had […]

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Foxcatcher and The Two Cities

“The earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.”  ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God “I want to be the best in the World.  I want to win gold.  This is more than just some piece of medal.  It’s about what the medal represents.  The virtues it requires to attain […]

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Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball

“I’ve tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball.”  -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. “Baseball is like church.  Many attend, few understand.”  –Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime  n.  an activity you enjoy doing during your free […]

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