I must confess that I like superhero movies, and for as long as I can remember I have wanted superpowers. I never could settle on exactly what power to have, that was too limiting, but I certainly wanted the power to stare down the barrel of a gun and smile at the goon holding his [...]
In the move It’s a Wonderful Life, we watch George Bailey as a self-sacrificing man versus Mr. Potter as a self-serving man. The whole town of Bedford Falls is a better place because of George Bailey’s sacrifices. In the Nativity story we see St. Joseph as a self-sacrificing man versus Herod as a self-serving man. Joseph made the world a better place and set a new standard for manhood. What was Joseph’s secret? He was humble enough to trust in God rather than himself, and God gave him everything he needed to succeed. Do you trust in your own strength or in God’s? [click post for audio content]
A blog post recently started me thinking (always something dangerous!). I was thinking that Catholic thought on the body and soul can be applied to the whole spectrum of monsters we see in popular culture.
By way of introduction, Catholic thought sees the human being as a creature composed of the union of a [...]
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