Review: The Action Bible

Graphic novels occupy a strange place in our literary landscape. While award-winning classics such as Watchmen and Maus have established them as a medium for serious art, many people still instinctually dismiss them as mere entertainment. Comic books, for some, retain…

Review: Fearing the Stigmata

To be Catholic and in one’s twenties is to be something of an anomaly, if our current cultural landscape is to be believed. The occasional Theology-on-Tap group notwithstanding, there is a dearth of media from the Church directed toward those…

Review: The Act of Killing

  In 1965, Indonesia experienced a failed political coup, after which began a genocide of over half a million people. Suspected communists, many of them ethnic Chinese, were massacred by members of the political party that still rules the country…

Rend Your Heart

Welcome dear feast of Lent; who loves not thee, He loves not Temperance, or Authority,          But is compos’d of passion. The Scriptures bid us fast; the Church says, now: Give to thy Mother, what thou wouldst allow   To ev’ry…

Review: Philomena

Half comedy of manners, half poignant memoir, Philomena is an engaging adaptation of a shocking true story. Director Stephen Frears and stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) dramatize The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, a 2009…