Tim Breen, SJ Apr 22, 2021 Film, Pop Culture, TV ~ Approx 5 mins
Oscar nominee “Nomadland” uses van-dwellers to give us an honest view of what it’s like to carry around grief and loss. It also provides a good reminder in this Easter season that grief and loss are not the end of the story.
Justin Grosnick, SJ Mar 18, 2021 Humor, Pop Culture, Social Media, Sports, TV ~ Approx 7 mins
Attention all NCAA Basketball fans: You only have a few hours left to fill out your March Madness bracket! This year, Justin Grosnick and Dan Dixon suggest five tips to pick with your heart instead of your head – and have more fun in the process.
Mike Martinez, SJ Mar 12, 2021 Justice, Music, Pop Culture, Prayers, Spirituality, The Jesuits, Topics ~ Approx 4 mins
Have you ever prayed with rap music? Michael Martinez, SJ released a new album, “Worship Real”. The album’s fourth track, “Radical Prayer,” explores the question of how a deeper prayer life can lead us to live our Christian calling more radically.
Brent Gordon, SJ Mar 4, 2021 Catholic Writing, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction & Faith, Fiction, Pop Culture ~ Approx 4 mins
“Beowulf,” the Old English epic, received a fresh take in a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley. It’s astounding from the very first word. Reading this updated classic raises many questions. Are we victims of fate or benefactors of Divine Providence? What makes a good person? And how do we translate ancient texts, like Beowulf or even Scripture, into modern language?
Ian Peoples Feb 26, 2021 Music, Pop Culture, Social Media ~ Approx 4 mins
What would St. Augustine have to say about freestyle rapping? It’s a remarkable talent that reveals more than just a rapper’s skills, like those showcased by the great Harry Mack. It can reveal how we are created in the image and likeness of God. And Augustine shows us how.
Jason McCreery, SJ Jan 28, 2021 Music, Pop Culture, Social Media ~ Approx 4 mins
Through all of our joys and sorrows, we use songs as a way to express ourselves and bring us together as community. Some people use the Psalms, some use sea shanties.
Brent Gordon, SJ Jan 26, 2021 Fantasy Fiction & Faith, Pop Culture, Series ~ Approx 6 mins
Fantasy and the imagination have much to contribute to our religious experience. We’re excited to announce this new series, “Fantasy, Fiction, and Faith,” that will examine imaginative literature from the lens of faith.
Tim Breen, SJ Jan 21, 2021 Film, Pop Culture, Spirituality ~ Approx 5 mins
The newest pixar movie, Soul, raises the question about each person’s purpose. It deals especially with the question many of us ask ourselves, “what if I choose the wrong thing?”