‘Strive to enter the narrow gate’

“Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Today the question might be, “Who will be saved?” Or, “Are you saved?” A similar question, but Luke puts … Read More

The Angry Birds Movie 2

NEW YORK — Much feathery fun is packed into “The Angry Birds Movie 2” (Sony), the latest animated installment in the franchise based on the addictive phone … Read More

Rejection can follow the way of truth

In the first reading this week Jeremiah has been thrown into a cistern because his prophecy did not agree with the prevailing opinions of the princely leaders … Read More

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

NEW YORK — Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (Paramount). As for younger fans of … Read More

How are Mary’s words received today?

They tell me that there are countries in South and Central America where praying the words of Mary’s Magnificat (the words Mary speaks to Elizabeth in the … Read More

‘Enjoy life’ as a gift from God

Recently, a “Peanuts” cartoon grabbed my attention. In the cartoon, Charlie and Snoopy are sitting at the edge of a dock overlooking the water and surrounding landscape. … Read More

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

NEW YORK — In keeping with a tested formula, barbs are traded, vehicles are raced and both fists and bullets fly in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs … Read More

Answer the knock on the door

It’s no secret that countries around the world are currently experiencing an economic crisis of epic proportions. While experts assure us that our unemployment rate is going … Read More

Welcome strangers with compassion

Both the reading from Genesis and the Gospel this week present stories of hospitality. In Genesis, Abraham meets three travelers and invites them to stay with him. … Read More

Who would walk by you?

Who is your Samaritan? Not literally, of course, since most of us probably don’t really know anyone from Samaria, but that person who you think would be … Read More