In the Spotlight
Published May 17, 2019 in Film, In the News, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins
The surprising success of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, comes from its ability to stay true to a driving theme of the storyline of the games and anime: it is the bond between us that leads to success.
Published May 12, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min
It’s not exactly flattering to be compared to sheep but Brian Strassburger, SJ, breaks open this analogy in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, May 12, 2017, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/30fwP07
Published May 5, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min
After the Resurrection, the disciples are recklessly enthusiastic out of love of Christ. Juan Ruiz, SJ, challenges us to live by their example in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for May 5, 2019, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/2ZWucAj
Published May 3, 2019 in Film, In the News, Pop Culture ~ Approx 5 mins
“Avengers: Endgame” brings a satisfying conclusion to the 22 movies from Marvel Studios over the last eleven years. Confronting the evil of Thanos, all of the Avengers, including Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, struggle with their motivations as they move from heartbreak to hope. The film is less about “how” the heroes will defeat Thanos, and more about the “why” that motivates them all.
Published Apr 28, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min
Are you open to being surprised by Jesus? Colten Biro, SJ, points out how Jesus interacts with his friends after the Resurrection and encourages us to be open to one of these encounters during the Easter season. Based on the readings for Sunday, April 28, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/2DCG6Wn
Published Apr 26, 2019 in Global Catholicism, In the News, Justice ~ Approx 3 mins
Humans can restore, but only God can redeem