Gemini Man

NEW YORK  — Though it may be named after a heavenly constellation, the sci-fi action-thriller “Gemini Man” (Paramount) turns out to be less than stellar. Tedious in … Read More

Welcome the outcasts into your life

Often the background for a Scripture story gives us important information concerning moral values. In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus heals 10 lepers. All 10were outcasts from … Read More


NEW YORK — Origin stories of Batman villains don’t get any darker than “Joker” (Warner Bros.) Portrayals of Batman’s archnemesis have spiraled in that direction for years. … Read More

Faithful servants just do their job

“We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” The first thing I did when I came into the office this morning was … Read More

All of us belong to each other

Whenever I give tours at St. Norbert Abbey, I am sure to point out the Great West Window in the church. This window depicts the Trinity, which … Read More


NEW YORK  — “Adorable” has a new synonym: “Abominable” (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster — the legendary abominable snowman — into … Read More

Ad Astra

NEW YORK  — The Latin motto from which the compelling sci-fi drama “Ad Astra” (Fox) takes its title assures us that, by persevering through difficulties, we can … Read More

Downton Abbey

NEW YORK — Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the … Read More

We want leaders who are stewards

“Stewardship.” Most of us, when we hear this word, immediately think “money.” But maybe we need to think again. “Hear this, you who trample upon the needy … Read More

It: Chapter Two

NEW YORK — The three-hour tour that went so disastrously wrong for the future denizen of Gilligan’s Island was a mere picnic compared to the patience-trying endurance … Read More