Two and a half weeks ago I had no idea who Melania the Elder was. (Hint: The Patriarchy)
Saint Dunstan and The Crown
The best scene of the best episode of Netflix’s “The Crown” is Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in “Smoke and Mirrors” (the fifth episode of the first season).
Grow at the Movies: Trolls World Tour
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal chose to release Trolls World Tour to streaming platforms to rent. A 48 hour rental costs $19.99. Initially I […]
Grow at the Movies: The Rise of Skywalker
In honor of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker being the third movie of a third trilogy, I’m going to begin my review by sharing three of the possible introductions I brainstormed in the nine hours since I walked out of the theatre.
Grow at the Movies: Toy Story 4
A few months ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix called “The Pixar Story” which charted the rise of the animation studio through its first several movies and told the story of its partnership with and ultimate acquisition by Disney.
Grow at the Movies: Avengers Endgame
Eleven years ago, Marvel took a huge risk. They attempted a blockbuster film about a beloved, though not strikingly popular superhero, starring an actor who was a troubled darling of small cinema in the middle of an upswing following imprisonment and rehab.
Pardon Our Dust
What is parenting if not equipping our children with the ability to function in the world?
Learning Pastoral Care from the Animal Kingdom
Before seminary, my priest would often send me off to do children’s chapel. She made working with kids a requirement of my internship even though […]
Michael Sings, “I Am the Warrior.” Can I?
The New Testament names two angels: Gabriel and Michael. Michael has had greater historical devotion, thus today’s feast “Michaelmas” or “The Feast of St. Michael […]
Lego, Star Wars and Advent Formation
When we make family formation a fraught exercise, we work against our own desires.