Movie & Book Reviews


Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall
Aug 22 2014
There’s little to object to and much to honor in director Thomas Carter’s idealistic fact-based sports drama, “When the Game Stands Tall."

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Aug 08 2014
Thirty years after bursting onto the comic book scene, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Paramount) re-emerge from the sewers.

Movie Review: Planes: Fire & Rescue
Jul 19 2014
Anthropomorphic aircraft take to the skies again in “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (Disney), a lively follow-up to "Planes."

Movie Review: Heaven Is for Real
Apr 17 2014
Audiences of almost any age will benefit from this intriguing, child-guided glimpse into the afterlife.

Holocaust survivor and poet says Blessed John Paul II man of compassion
Apr 11 2014
Lena Allen-Shore, a Holocaust survivor, learned from her friend Blessed John Paul II, through various letters.

New biography celebrates Mother Seton’s tenacity
Mar 30 2014
In 1975, writer Joan Barthel submitted an article to an editor at the New York Times. The subject was Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Movie Review: Noah
Mar 29 2014
“Noah” begins as a fairly straightforward recounting of the biblical story, but veers off into a grim, scripturally unfounded drama.

Local children’s author tackles St. Patrick in new book
Mar 16 2014
You can’t ask for a better adventure story than the life of St. Patrick.

Book Review: Former white supremacist relates tale of how Catholicism changed him
Mar 16 2014
A Catholic today, Joseph Pearce during his teens became a white supremacist in England,