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In his pivotal Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II noted an important and fundamental “fruit” of the Original Sin for the relationship between man and woman: (more…)

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Ok — we kind of got away from the actual story last time.  So let’s dive right into the first scene.

The film opens with Natalie Hansen running frantically across the frozen wilderness in the dead of night — all alone, visibly distressed, (more…)

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Part 2 of my current film commentary isn’t quite ready yet, so I thought I’d share another treat from Bishop Barron. 🙂

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Well I recently saw Taylor Sheridan’s freshman directorial effort, Wind River.  I miss doing film commentaries (I’m pretty sure it’s been well over a year since my last one), so how about we begin anew with this one?

A snapshot (no spoilers)

The setting of Wind River is the Wyoming Indian Reservation of the same name, located within one of the most remote and desolate regions of the United States.

As is pointed out in the film, this is an area in which Native American women disappear at alarming rates and with disturbing regularity. (more…)

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Human Art…

Just some photos I thought I’d share.  These sculptures are featured around a greenhouse in the retirement community in which some of my relatives live.

Truly beautiful art like this is, for me, a sure proof of what you might call humankind’s “genetic nostalgia” for Eden, for the divine image in man — marred, but not erased, by sin.

Here are some more: (more…)

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Well it’s Thanksgiving Week, a time for gratitude.  So my thoughts on Peter Berg’s recent film Deepwater Horizon seem timely.

I guess my only real gripe about the film is that Mark Wahlberg, as well as he does overall, can’t quite pull off playing a Texan.

Other than that, loved it.  Among its qualities are: (more…)

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Thought I’d get creative this year.  Happy Halloween!

jack-o-lantern

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