Reviews, Critiques, Surveys

The Eagle & the Noisy Crows — Thoughts on Dr. Beckwith and his Critics

November 14, 2007

Steve Ray here. My kids and I recently pooled together all of our resources and bought land way out in the country on a river with a forest. My daughter and son-in-law's house is already half built and the rest of our family plans to join them soon. Lord willing, I will semi-retire there with all my [...]

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Watched House MD?

November 12, 2007

Most interesting part is in blue text below. NO TV in our house Janet and I got rid of our television service earlier this year and we love it. We don’t even get the local channels anymore. I was raised without TV since my dad would not get a TV — saying “We will read [...]

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The Golden Compass — an Anti-religious Movie?

November 8, 2007

I have received several e-mails warning me not to see the new fantasy movie entitled The Golden Compass — or allow my kids to see it. I have been told that it is done with an extreme bias against religion, especially Catholicism and the Christian faith. Is this true? Snopes says YES and explains. Also, read [...]

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“Defending Life” by new Catholic “Revert” Dr. Francis Beckwith

September 28, 2007

 Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, by Francis J. Beckwith  (Cambridge, 312 pp., $22.99)  Review by RYAN T. ANDERSONhttp://www.winst.org/fellows/articles/RTA-20070925-Beckwith-DefendingLife.html "Supreme Court Settles Abortion Issue”: So declared the New York Times the day after the Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. But as the past 34 years have shown, there is no question less settled in American public life [...]

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“Price of all the divisions among Christians today is high. Too high.”

August 26, 2007

Here is an interesting review of a new book published by Smithsonian Institute — which is neither Catholic nor Protestant, Muslim nor Jewish. I just ordered a rush copy of the book. Enjoy this article as a preface to my upcoming response to the charge that all of us Catholic apologists are liars and deceivers who [...]

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Jimmy Akin Comments on Harry Potter

July 22, 2007

With the new Harry Potter book out this weekend, Jimmy Akin has put up a timely blog entry about Harry — along with suggesting a good alternative. You can read Jimmy's comments here. Jimmy introduced us to the alternative entitled Starswarm.  By the way, I could never get into the Harry Potter books, but my wife [...]

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Wrestling with God – Very Interesting Movie

June 20, 2007

Last night Janet and I watched a movie which I had gotten on a whim because it was Jewish and sounded interesting. It was — both! It was entitled Ushpizin and followed an Orthodox Jewish couple wrestling with God — and each other and everyone else — during the festival of Succoth. It has a [...]

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Review of Pope’s New Book

May 29, 2007

Pope Benedict's book "Jesus of Nazareth" will be out in English on May 15. I ask people to buy it from Ignatius Press if possible, to help them and our DVD series. You can read a good review of the book here.

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Titanic Mistake — by Deal Hudson

March 3, 2007

With the Discovery Channel's tragic show on Sunday, it is good for Christians to arm themselves with the truth — reality and archaeology — not nonsense and amateurism. Deal Hudson's article Titanic Mistake is worth reading, printing, and giving to others who will be effected by this unfortunate "documentary."

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Did They Discover the Bones of Jesus?

February 26, 2007

CATHOLIC NEW SERVICE STORY — VERY GOOD For an excellent and forthright overview and critique, click here for the Catholic News Service report. INTERVIEW WITH KLONER THE ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO DISCOVERED THE TOMB First Question: "What do you make of the assertion that Jesus and his family were buried there?"  Answer: "It makes a great story for a [...]

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“Noise” Teresa Tomeo’s New Book on the Media

February 22, 2007

Teresa Tomeo has a history in the media, both secular and Catholic. She understands the ins and outs and in her new book Noise she teaches us to understand the media and how to protect ourselves and our kids. I wrote an endorsement for the book which states: "By putting the media under the microscope, [...]

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USCCB’s Best Movies of 2006

January 13, 2007

For the United States Council of Catholic Bishops' Top Ten Movies of 2006, click here. For their lists for previous lists and reviews, click here. For Steve Ray's all-time favorite movies, click here.

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Review of Mel Gibson’s “Apocolypto”

December 9, 2006

For a good and detailed — and witty — review of Mel's new movie by Marvin Silbermintz, a writer for Jay Leno, click here. It is not just a review of the movie, but also a very insightful discussion on Mel Gibson himself.

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Ankerberg’s Aweigh (or weightless)

November 13, 2006

Protestants & Catholics: Do They Now Agree? Steve Challenges Ankerberg's book and those who wrote introductions: MacArthur, Kennedy and Sproul Protestant anti-Catholic John Ankerberg wrote this book a while ago, but because we talked about it on Relevant Radio today I thought I would post my letter for others to read. I chose a few of the [...]

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New Orthodox Canadian Catholic Magazine

October 5, 2006

Especially for those in Canada, check out Christus Veritas Magazine. Click here.

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Nice Things Said

March 25, 2006

Maureen Wittmann sure blogged some nice things about us. Made me blush. You can read it here.

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