The Eucharist is food for today

One image Vatican Council II uses to describe the church is that of a pilgrim people. Pilgrimages in their most basic understanding are holy journeys. When one … Read More

Child’s Play

NEW YORK  — The nicest thing that can be said about the reimagined horror film “Child’s Play” (Orion), it that is just 88 minutes long. Any longer … Read More

Men in Black: International

NEW YORK — With “Men in Black: International” (Columbia), director F. Gary Gray serves up an amusing and stylish reboot of the sci-fi comedy franchise that kicked … Read More

See the “love of God” in others

It was one of those wonderful news stories. A little 9-year-old girl had been invited to throw out the first ball on opening day. Dressed in jeans … Read More

The Secret Life of Pets 2

NEW YORK — Lessons about overcoming fear and helping those in need are featured in “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (Universal). Given that they come amid … Read More

The gift of listening at Pentecost

Pentecost is usually viewed as a talking event. Jesus’ disciples come out of hiding and proclaim what God has done. Peter, who has been afraid to publicly … Read More

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

NEW YORK — If there were an Academy Award for the most aurally annoying film of the year, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (Warner Bros.) would certainly … Read More


NEW YORK — There are more laughs than chills to be garnered from the horror tale “Ma” (Universal). But the potential for campy fun in director Tate … Read More

Security blankets can be good and bad

One of my favorite comic strips is Peanuts. And one of my favorite characters in the strip is Lucy Van Pelt’s little brother, Linus. Why? Because even … Read More


NEW YORK — Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it’s probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: … Read More