Reviews, Critiques, Surveys

The Vatican on Rock Music

February 17, 2010

L’Osservatore Romano ranks the top hits of rock music http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5465 The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has offered its list of the top 10 albums in this history of rock music. The list begins with the Beatles’ Revolver, followed by David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the [...]

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Another Evangelical Convert to the Catholic Church

January 12, 2010

From Francis Beckwith’s Blog “Return to Rome.” Joshua Betancourt is the co-author of the book with Geisler, Is Rome the True Church?, which came out just last year! The book attempts to debunk the Catholic Church. (I was interested to find out the book frequently quotes me and attempts to argue (poorly) against my book [...]

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Bravo Liz! Booh Pelosi!

January 1, 2010

Critique of Nancy Pelosi’s theological views Great Article and Review! Elizabeth Lev examines the reasoning advanced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her recent <i>Newsweek</I> interview. The title tells the story: “Nancy Pelosi, Catholic Without a Clue.” I am proud to say Liz is a good friend of mine and our local guide when we [...]

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Blind Side

December 27, 2009

If you haven’t gone out to the cinema to see BLIND SIDE yet, then get the your keys and your kids and GO! We saw it today with our daughter Emily and her friend Sean. We were moved to tears again and again. It is a very Catholic movie, though it was not produced by [...]

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“Law & Order” Abortion Episode Outrages Pro-Abortion Groups

October 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Last Friday’s episode of Law & Order on NBC, entitled “Dignity,” has infuriated pro-abortionists while pleasantly surprising pro-lifers with an unexpectedly even-handed treatment of the issue of abortion. Ripping its plot from recent headlines, “Dignity” begins with the murder of late-term abortionist Dr. Walter Benning (Matthew Boston) during [...]

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“Where the Wild Things Are”: an Excellent Review on a New Movie

October 24, 2009

I read the book as a kid; I read the book to my kids. I have not yet seen the movie; I have not yet taken my grandkids to see the movie, but … … here is a good review of the new movie which makes me want to re-read the book and take the [...]

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Nice Article About Steve in CHN Online

October 10, 2009

To read the nice article, click here.

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G.K. Chesterton Comments on Dan Brown

September 14, 2009

G.K. Chesterton is timeless so why can’t he speak from the grave about such as fool as Dan Brown (DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons)? Click here for Carl Olsen’s “exclusive interview”

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“Bella” Star in a Great Little Movie

September 6, 2009

Janet and I really enjoyed this short 20-minute movie of hope called “The Butterfly Circus.” It is a parable of the ugly caterpillar becoming a beautiful butterfly. It is also a challenge to any who have been left behind or disadvantaged or without hope or meaning. Eduardo Verástegui, from the movie Bella, stars as the [...]

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My Letter to Cancel Newsweek

August 4, 2009

“Dear Editors of Newsweek Magazine: “I am a documentary producer, writer, lecturer, guide for trips around the world. I’ve subscribed to your magazine for many years, but you have drifted soooo far to the Left you’ve become nothing more than Obama’s Rag Sheet. “I’m disgusted with your liberal perspective, your anti-Christian bias, your big government [...]

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Al Kresta on “Michael Jackson the Commodity”

July 15, 2009
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Nuns on the Run

July 2, 2009

I know many wonderful nuns and religious orders (e.g., Sisters of Mary-Mother of the Eucharist and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity); BUT there are others that scare the “you know what” out of me. The Pope has set up a commission to investigate women religious in the USA and I think it’s about time. Dissident [...]

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Has the Pope’s Paper Lost its Mind?

June 30, 2009

From friend and canon lawyer Ed Peters: L’OR and the Loss of Reason “For most of my life L’Osservatore Romano has been a sleepy Roman rag that arrived weeks after its publication date, printed in cheap ink that soiled the fingers of those who felt the need to read page after page of boilerplate remarks [...]

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Review of “Being Catholic Now”

June 10, 2009

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Senator Robert Kennedy, recently published a book of essays by leading American “Catholics” on their experience as Catholics over the last few decades. Many of them are liberal “Catholics” with an obvious lack of Catholic formation. However there are others like Tom Monaghan. The title of the book is Being Catholic [...]

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Friend’s Review of “Angels & Demons” Movie

May 29, 2009

My Protestant friend Dr. Stephen Patton, though thoroughly catholic in spirit, wrote an interesting review of Brown’s new movie Angels & Demons. I thought it was good, though I must admit I haven’t seen the movie. Dr. Patton and I go way back to my formed days at Trinity Baptist Church in Livonia Michigan over [...]

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Two Movies to See

March 22, 2009

On the plane recently Janet and I watched two movies which we really enjoyed though they were extremely different. The first was DOUBT which was recommended to me earlier by several Catholic priests. It is about the priest in a boy’s school who is charged by the head nun of abusing one of the boys. [...]

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