A time for harmony and hope

St. Paul writes in this week’s selection from Romans, “Christ became a minister of the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, to confirm the promises of the patriarchs, … Read More

‘Begin with the end in mind’

Frank Covey, in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” suggests one should begin with the end in mind. This weekend we celebrate the first Sunday … Read More

Knives Out

NEW YORK — As the days of 2019 dwindle down to a precious few, we’re unlikely to see the year produce a more richly entertaining film than … Read More

Frozen II

NEW YORK — Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in “Frozen II” (Disney). They deliver an exuberant animated … Read More

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

NEW YORK — Last year, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — filmmaker Morgan Neville’s documentary about iconic public television children’s show host Fred Rogers (1928-2003) — achieved … Read More

An invitation to live humbly for others

“Above him there was an inscription that read, ‘This is the King of the Jews’” (Luke 23:28). As we hear these words proclaimed on the Solemnity of … Read More

The Good Liar

NEW YORK — Fans of sophisticated films in which noting explodes, besides initial expectations, will appreciate the suspense yarn “The Good Liar” (Warner Bros.). But, while elegant, … Read More

Doctor Sleep

NEW YORK — In crafting the horror sequel “Doctor Sleep” (Warner Bros.), which follows up on the events recounted in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film, “The Shining” — … Read More

‘How are we to secure our lives?’

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified.” “Easier said than done,” you might say! We are surrounded by “wars and insurrections.” Terrified civilians … Read More

Playing With Fire

NEW YORK  — If your folks warned you against “Playing With Fire” (Paramount), their advice was sound. Though generally harmless, this comedy is so painfully unfunny, it’s … Read More