True Stories Bella joins an increasing number of movies that have a positive, Catholic message for today’s overly secular world. In fact, there are been several major films produced in recent years that aimed at the distinctly “conservative” Catholic audience.
"Bella" for Life The messages of Bella speak to all audiences, and also offer a special opportunity for those in the pro-life movement.
Bella Bolstered by Catholic Connections Bella boasted some impressive figures when it opened in limited release nationwide on Oct. 26. The movie won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
Plumbing the Depths of Television With each wave of new television shows it becomes increasingly difficult to pick the worst. But after some consideration, I’ve decided that “Moment of Truth” deserves special recognition as lowest of the low.
Some Suggested Questions In the presidential race, the media have a responsibility to go beyond the superficial question, “Who is ahead?” It is worth asking, “Who ought to be ahead?”
A Couple of What? These days, the media tend to call just about any permutation of human beings with some sort of relationship a couple.
Our Lady at Fatima Between May and October 1917, Our Lady appeared six times to three young Portuguese children in a field called the Cova de Iria, near the small village of Fatima, about 70 miles north of Lisbon.
Suffering: A Highway to God Luke 9: 22-25
Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Before doing something today I will pause to examine the motives for which I do it: is it for me or for God? If it is only for me, I will rectify my intentions or leave the deed aside, especially if I have the opportunity to do something else for God or to serve God in my neighbor.
The Narrow Path of Life Resolution: To follow Christ, I will choose a small mortification that I will practice during the entire Lenten season.
Am I Doing the Right Thing? I have been thinking about a religious vocation for quite some time now. In fact, it has been three years. I have been praying, and I began talking about this with friends and some of the sisters at my parish.
Absolute Certainty Interest in the vocation, especially when it lasts over time, is often a sign of a vocation but it is not enough.
A Hard Decision A vocation is something extra God asks of us and we give God, and its alternative is not something bad.
The Vocation of Mary This is a festival of the mother of God whose skin is brown, red, and yellow as well as white. This is also a day to celebrate the diversity that God, the Creator has gifted us with.