Fighting With My Family

NEW YORK — You can’t judge a book by its cover — or, in this case, a film by its title. “Fighting With My Family” (MGM) turns … Read More

How do we choose to be measured?

Leslie was nervous. She had been preparing for this moment all her life. Now it was here. She had been selected to sing a major part with … Read More

Alita: Battle Angel

NEW YORK  — Everything viewers need to know about the futuristic action adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” (Fox) is summed up in the line of dialogue that describes … Read More

Only Jesus can give those assurances

There’s nothing obscure about today’s Gospel. Jesus says that those who are poor, hungry, grieving and persecuted are to be congratulated because they’re on the way to … Read More

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

NEW YORK  — Everything is (still) awesome in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” (Warner Bros.), a spirited and amusing sequel to 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” … Read More

Preaching beyond the church walls

“He sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.” What a wonderful idea! In an age without loudspeakers or sound systems it would have been difficult … Read More

Paul describes God’s way of loving

It is often the case that when a young couple is planning their wedding liturgy, they gravitate to the wonderful passage in 1 Corinthians 13 describing the … Read More


NEW YORK — Is it possible to make a great movie about a woman wanting to croak her husband? As anyone who has ever seen the 1944 … Read More

Enriched by Luke’s narrative

Like Luke, Anne Frank was a chronicler of events. I recently read an article about Miep Gies, the woman who helped hide the Frank family in an … Read More