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“Hail, Caesar!”: A Divine Comedy?

Note: This movie review is part of a continuing series of articles on Catholicism and art. I’m resistant to current movies as a rule, vastly preferring the old classics, but I recently decided to take a chance on Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! I had heard of the film’s religious subtext and was intrigued […]

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Exorcisms: What Every Catholic Should Know

If real life were anything like the movies, we’d all be used to seeing Catholic priests visiting the local haunted houses near us, at the stroke of midnight, in the midst of a raging thunderstorm to perform secret exorcisms.  The reality of the Catholic exorcist is not quite like the Hollywood portrayal, although surprisingly there […]

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Holy Saturday: Would Our Eyes Have Been Open?

What it would have been like to be alive on this weekend, more than two thousand years ago? Would I have known what was taking place? When he was suffering, making his way to Calvary, bloody and broken, the cross on his shoulder, did passersby catch a glimpse of the procession and have an inkling […]

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Mary Lost Her Son

Today, Good Friday, is the most solemn day of the year in the Christian household. At 3:00 in the afternoon, Jesus died for our sins. For me, I always knew that Jesus was the Savior and that he had to die for my sins and I knew how he died.  But as I got older […]

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