The Screwtape Paper: Reflections on Spiritual Warfare and the Battle Between Good and Evil

The concept of evil (made manifest in Screwtape’s letters) creates an atmosphere of awareness in the reader to the evils lurking throughout daily life, and generates a drive to combat those evils.

Rogue One: What We Lose When “Star Wars” Goes to the Dark Side

By Steven D. Greydanus Word Count: 2180 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An article comparing Rogue One: Star Wars Story with the previous Star Wars films in view of their representations of morality and a distinct Good and Evil. “If money is what Disney wants,” quipped a friend, borrowing a line from Princess […]

Sunday School and Narnia: Hell as Separation from God

By Kat Coffin Word Count: 1089 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: The author describes her experience teaching The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the students in the Vacation Bible School she led. At the beginning of the summer, I was asked to create and lead a VBS program for my current […]

On Beauty and Love: The Qualities Central to the Christian Experience

By Christopher King Word Count: Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: An essay on searching about beauty, love, and how they come together to form the essentials of Christian life and philosophy. I had a wonderful childhood with parents who loved me.  Sometime when I was a young teenager, I became aware of beauty: […]

Of Local Importance: A Movie Review of “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down A Mountain”.

By Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie) Word Count: 1692 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A Review of “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain”.   Year: 1995 Filming: Color Length: 120 minutes Genre: Comedy/Drama/Inspirational/Romance Maturity: PG (for mild language and brief sexual innuendos) Cast: Hugh Grant (Reginald Ansen), […]

A Little Dancer: Edgar Degas and His Controversial Work of Art

Degas modeled the statue in colored wax and dressed the figure in a linen bodice, satin shoes, and a muslin tutu. He even gave her a wig formed from real hair and a pink satin ribbon.

Look Closer: Catholicity in the Entertainment Industry

By Oliver J. Olinger Word Count: 1241 Rating: PG for discussion of films with heavy thematic elements Summary: How Catholicism touches Hollywood I’ve heard many a Catholic complain throughout the years that there are too few options in the realm of entertainment toward which a devout, religious man or woman can turn without endangering their […]

Superhero Sundays: The Forever People

By Ian T. Wilson Word Count: 249 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: A short biography of DC Comics character Mark Moonrider Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome again to Superhero Sundays. I’m Ian Wilson, Fellowship & Fairydust’s comic book and superhero expert. This week, just to change things up, I’ve decided not […]

Furious Fancies: The Musings of a Traditional Catholic Poet

By Charles A. Coulombe Word Count: 1,639 Rating: G (suitable for all audiences) Summary: Despite the seeming chaos of this world, there is an order above, beyond, and throughout it. This order is today under attack.  Poetry is a young man’s game. That is not to say that older people (and women) can’t write fine […]