Tag Archives: Lent 2013

For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies VI: “We Were Soldiers”

This is the rare Lent were there will be seven movies (maybe I was skipping the first Friday before?), so we kind of have a bonus one. Tonight is the bonus film. It’s the war movie that I’ve never seen, … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies V: Pope Francis’s Favorite Film…

Truth be told, I almost featured this last week. But what with the conclave and all, I chose The Shoes of the Fisherman instead. I’m glad I did, too, as the inner workings of the voting, the making of smoke … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies IV: The Shoes of the Fisherman

The Papal Conclave is upon us, and we’re smack in the middle of a fight for religious liberty. Did I mention North Korea is rattling their nuclear sabre too? So as the fourth installment of Lenten Friday Night at the … Continue reading

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To Pray Like Blessed John XXIII, in Youth and Old Age

On a Fall day in the year 1898, an almost 17 year old future Pope wrote the following in his journal,

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies III, Three Colors: Blue

As we roll into the third Friday of Lent, I’m in the mood for another film I missed that comes highly acclaimed. Some folks have listed it as one of the best Catholic movies that have ever been made. If … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies II: The Mission

Last week, Ben Hur was epic, but it had its saccharine sweet, melodramatic moments. Whenever Judah Ben-Hur encountered the Christ, his world stopped, and started. This week, the world gets tangled, troubled, and we’re left wondering about how the will … Continue reading

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For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies I: Ben Hur

You’d think I’d be embarrassed to admit that I’ve never watched all of the movies that were awarded the most (11) Academy Awards. There’s a three way tie, you know. Titanic (1997)? Watched it. The Lord of the Rings: The … Continue reading

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Fr. Pontifex, With a Few Words On Lent…

Well done, as always.

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The Only Ones Not Clapping at Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Mass…UPDATED

But the rest of us sure were! And we even got a Papal grin in acknowledgement. +:-)

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