A chivalrous parable that showcases self-sacrificing heroism, “The Magnificent Seven” (Columbia) can be read as illustrating, in microcosm, Catholic theology’s theory of a just war.
It’s not every day that music fans in Central Minnesota have the opportunity to see a country superstar perform right in their own backyard. But Rock the Prairie — a fundraiser for the Mother of Mercy Senior Living Care Campus — was that rare opportunity.
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, 28, just won the Best Visual Effects Emmy Award as part of the team at Rodeo FX, the Montreal studio that makes the special effects for “Game of Thrones.” Now at the top, Montminy-Brodeur smiles when he thinks about the work he used to do for the Archdiocese of Quebec a few years ago.
Kiala is one of the four refugees taken in by Caritas, charitable agency of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, who are showing their work at the Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow). The exhibition, dubbed “Possible Horizons: Art as a Refuge,” has attracted visitors from all over the world, including those in the city for the Paralympics, which ended Sept. 18.
When a video game is set amid the vast, empty expanses of outer space, it had better feature the familiar hallmarks of the action-adventure genre rather than aim for anything resembling reality.
Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, and President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas in 1963, are among several subjects that will be part of next year’s stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced Sept. 20.
ew figures on the contemporary scene are as controversial as Edward Snowden, the former intelligence officer who, in 2013, revealed to the press the existence of a secret National Security Agency program for the collection of mass data that he considered abusive.
Turning the 1999 ultra-low-budget “The Blair Witch Project” into a franchise has meant turning the saga into a conventional slasher film with little suspense and predictable setups.
St. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess born in Germany at the end of the 11th century. She penned a recipe for “Cookies of Joy” in her medical work “Physica” sometime between the years 1151 and 1158.
Typically, romantic comedies do not revolve around characters our youth-crazed culture tends to dismiss as middle-aged. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” (Universal) is a charming exception.
Colette Kalvesmaki is trained in the ancient art of iconography, combining her knowledge of theology and her love of art to pass down stories of inspiration to future generations.
If you recall the familiar nursery lullaby, you’ll know that “When the Bough Breaks” (Screen Gems) foretells doom for both cradle and baby.
So it comes as no surprise that this lurid thriller about the desperate measures prospective parents take to start a family is, in the end, a cautionary tale about misplaced morality.
John Gagliardi, the legendary football coach at St. John’s University in Collegeville from 1953 to 2012, still teaches a popular class on campus. Formerly called “Theory of Coaching Football” and now called “Leadership Lessons with John Gagliardi,” the class is always at full enrollment, with many students turned away.