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Midlife crises are always rife with complications, and those complications often make great fodder for fiction. The new movie “While We’re Young,” written and directed by the outstanding young filmmaker Noah Baumbach, shows that the topic can be funny, a bit t...
Unless you’re Barbie or a dwarf called Happy you’ll most likely, at some point in life, go through what’s called a “slump”; that sluggish day, week or month of mere survival of existence. All of us pull through a slump with the help of romantic com...
Christ the Good Shepherd - Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy! If you, LORD, keep account of sins, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered. (Psalm 130) The Lord heard our pr...
Every night when the house is asleep, the chores are completed and I'm alone, I make a cup of tea. As the tea kettle whistles I'll choose a refreshing peppermint, relaxing chamomile or my favorite standby, sleepy time tea. Each sip slowly relaxes me as I let go of ...
What constitutes a sin? If the Catholic Church forbids an act is the act a sin? Also do sins matter since Jesus was crucified and resurrected? What is a sin? God is the source of truth; he is the Truth. He has told us what is right and what is wrong. A sin is deliberate di...
“He’s so much richer than me,” my college friend told me, as if money stood between her and true love. It reminded me, some time ago, I myself was sitting across from a girl who made a lot more money than me. I think it happens more as you approach your thirt...
The looks from family members around the Mardi Gras dinner table hinted at what was coming: "Hey, what are you giving up for Lent?" Right on cue follows a litany of delicacies to extricate from one's dietary menu for the next 40 days. Such is Lent for many and...
So it's Valentines Day weekend, traditionally one of the best times of the year to cuddle up with your most precious loved one and enjoy a romantic movie. But this year, Hollywood has let anyone with a shred of decency down big time, by releasing the twisted, overrated ...
Last week I received an email through work inviting me to teach a group of medical students about “End of life choices and care”. I responded, “Of course, I love doing that!” A few thoughtful moments later, I realized that my job was something enjoyable...
In deciding what’s a good movie to see on a date, of course one has to consider the artistic merits of a movie, or at least how much fun they’ll be having watching it. On the other hand, as Catholic Christians, we also have to assess the moral standards of a movie....



 

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