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Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

By |2016-05-21T01:12:49+00:00May 21st, 2016|

It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous movie on its opening weekend. Like any kid movie, Angry Birds contains the expected inane humor suited to an adolescent [...]

Disney’s Feminist Drivel

By |2015-12-26T00:59:07+00:00December 26th, 2015|

I realize the new Star Wars film is all the rage at this moment, and perhaps it’s heretical to speak against it, but I saw it this week and didn’t like it for what I will admit is one very snarky reason: Disney’s long-established pattern of feminist drivel. We don’t need another billion-dollar blockbuster from [...]

Five Antidotes for Presumption

By |2015-03-14T00:00:28+00:00March 14th, 2015|

One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out to the religious leaders of His day was a simple phrase that dismantled their exalted self-image. When presented with a legalistic challenge concerning the hypothetical case of a woman who had married seven husbands, He took those perversely proud men down a peg by telling [...]

The Glorious “O” Antiphons

By |2014-12-19T00:06:00+00:00December 19th, 2014|

Despite the fact that we live in an era where the Christ Child is banished from the public square or reduced to a miserable competition with Kwaanza candles, red-nosed reindeer, abominable snowmen, the Grinch, and every obscene Santa Claus devised by the twisted minds of Hollywood or Madison Avenue, Christians have reason to hope that [...]