Poverty in Film: Hillbilly Elegy vs. Parasite

Published Dec 8, 2020 in Film, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins

Netflix drama “Hillbilly Elegy” has received criticism for its portrayal of rural poverty in the US, while the Korean poverty-themed film, “Parasite,” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. What’s the difference between the two?

An Overview of Fratelli Tutti

Published Oct 5, 2020 in Creation, Current Events, Economics, Faith & Politics, Global Catholicism, Immigration, In the News, Papal News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 6 mins

On Sunday, Pope Francis released the third encyclical of his papacy entitled “Fratelli Tutti,” on fraternity and social friendship. An encyclical is one of the highest ranking documents from a Pope. In this lengthy letter, he offers critiques of populism, neoliberalism, and militarized borders. He restates a rejection of the death penalty. He calls on all people to recognize and live out our common fraternity. Read this article for a complete overview.