Advent: Jesus is in the room.

Many people have been reacting to the debate that recently occurred in the Oval Office between our nation’s political leaders.  What also got a lot of attention was the quiet presence of Vice President Mike Pence during this heated discussion.  A lot of humorous comments were made on social media and on the late night … Continue reading Advent: Jesus is in the room.

Catholicism: The Faith Symphonic

Symphony (n):  sounding together. But for a long while they sang only each alone, or but few together, while the rest hearkened; for each comprehended only that part of the mind of Ilúvatar from which he came, and in the understanding of their brethren they grew but slowly. Yet ever as they listened they came … Continue reading Catholicism: The Faith Symphonic

Star Wars, The Force, and the God You’re Looking For

First, I have an open confession.  I have loved Star Wars since I was a child and watched George Lucas' original trilogy of films at home on VHS.  This was before they were "enhanced" and 'special' editioned.  I was so excited when the original trilogy was re-released in theaters in 1997, which was twenty years … Continue reading Star Wars, The Force, and the God You’re Looking For

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 … Continue reading Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.

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 … Continue reading Foxcatcher and The Two Cities