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Christ Figures in Sci-Fi TV Shows and Movies (Part 1 of 2)

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part one of their interview with Dr. James Papandrea about prominent Christ figures in science fiction television shows and movies. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What inspired Jim Papandrea to write this book? Why do Christ figures keep arising in secular fiction and popular culture? Even though writer Ronald Moore fell away from the Catholic Faith, how... Read More

Assessing the Arts: The “Silence” Movie

January 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Discernment, Entertainment, Fr. Bartunek

Guidance for Assessing the Arts: The “Silence” Movie   There is a movie coming out of Martin Scorsese called, Silence. It was screened by The Vatican, I think. It is about how the Jesuits were evangelizing Japan, and all the socio-economic and cultural challenges, related to trade etc. occurring at that time. Since it is about Faith, do you have a resource that analyzes where the... Read More

The Truth about Movies and Les Miserables

January 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Entertainment, Videos

I don't usually go to movies to be entertained; instead, I go to engage with truth, beauty, and goodness. I find that movies often allow the voice of God to break into my soul in a way that no other medium can. Movies to me are like living icons – windows to God and truth. As such, I have little regard or appreciation for the common kind of analysis that movie critics provide (with a few exceptions).... Read More