And the Nominees Are . . . Ford v Ferrari

Posted by Anna Bradley on Feb 5, 2020 3:46:42 PM

Editorial Note: This review contains spoilers.

Never having been one to buy into the hype of successful car-racing movies like The Fast and Furious franchise, I had serious doubts about Ford v Ferrari. If this movie was anything like others in the genre, with gratuitous fiery explosions and endless action scenes to compensate for a lackluster plot-line, my $13 would be better spent seeing Little Women for the third time.

Ford v Ferrari does include several fiery explosions. And much of the action-packed movie takes place at the Le Mans race track. But director James Mangold’s captivating retelling of this particular historical event held me in rapt attention for the full 2 hours and 32 minutes.

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Topics: Academy Awards, Best Picture nominees, Oscars, vocation, Ford v Ferrari

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Julianne Stanz

Posted by The Editors on Jan 10, 2020 12:18:02 PM

Editorial Note: This month, we want to hold up women working in the Church whose dedication to ministry and service of God and neighbor is nothing short of inspiring. We hope you'll be inspired by their stories too.

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Topics: lay ecclesial ministry, vocation, women in the Church, ministry

Heaven on Earth: "Field of Dreams" at 30

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Oct 23, 2019 9:36:02 AM

Thirty years ago, we stood with Ray Kinsella in an Iowa cornfield, where we heard a voice say for the first time, “If you build it, he will come.” Hailed by sports and cinema enthusiasts alike as one of the greatest baseball movies of all time, Field of Dreams has consistently moved audiences precisely because it’s about so much more than baseball. It’s about hearing, accepting, and sharing a call. It’s about perseverance in uncertainty and adversity. But more than anything, it’s about reconciliation.

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Topics: faith, movie review, vocation, Field of Dreams, faith on film

Remembering our baptism in the sign of the cross

Posted by Caitlin Sica on Jul 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether we realize it or not, every time we bless ourselves “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of Holy Spirit” (or “in-name-of-father-son-holy-spirit-amen” if we’re trying to eat dinner quickly), we are not only making a prayer to God, but we are recalling our baptism.

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Topics: baptism, Sign of the Cross, sacraments, vocation

Is Dorothy Day a saint?

Posted by Kiera Stubbs on Jun 13, 2019 11:18:24 AM

Revered for her heroic virtue, radical hospitality and contributions to the Catholic Worker movement, Dorothy Day is the epitome of Christian love. But is she a saint? In her own words, she could do without the title. Dorothy was known to say bluntly, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily."

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Topics: Dorothy Day, saints, vocation

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