Entertainment, Books and Movies

The “Cuties” Project. Lowering the age of consent is the ultimate prize. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The “Cuties” Project. Lowering the age of consent is the ultimate prize. Wherein Fr. Z rants. by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, 10 September 2020 Netflix created a hideous video called “Cuties”, which is nothing but child exploitation and worse, sexual abuse of children and an offence to any... read more

Disney’s Mulan and the Backdrop of Genocide

Why I Won’t be Watching the Latest Live-Action Remake By John Stonestreet & David Carlson, 09/9/20 Disney’s newest live-action movie, “Mulan,” was released Friday. So far, reviews have ranged from mostly positive to absolutely glowing: “an exciting, well-crafted action... read more

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

BY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP., NOVEMBER 18, 2019  “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a... read more

Redeeming the Prodigal Father

Mary Eberstadt, June 15, 2019 Seen one way, Michael Brendan Dougherty’s My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home [1], tells an old story: the primordial tale of a son’s search for his absent male parent. In this updated version, our Telemachus is an American, and... read more

New book exposes diabolical scheme used by Catholic Church’s enemies to gain access to papacy

By Maike Hickson May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Taylor Marshall, a well-known theologian and expert in Thomism as well as a supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, has written a book on the infiltration of the Catholic Church by anti-Catholic forces. The book is titled Infiltration: The... read more

‘Gosnell’ star blasts Hollywood fury over Georgia heartbeat law: ‘Absolute joke’

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite News, May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — One of Hollywood’s most prominent dissenters from left-wing orthodoxy spoke out about many of his fellow actors’ protests against Georgia’s newly enacted law banning abortion once a heartbeat can be... read more

Evelyn Waugh Predicted the Collapse of Catholic England

He saw Vatican II as an attempt by elites to foist changes on a laity that didn't want them. By CASEY CHALK • May 2, 2019 Imagine a society enfeebled by constant, top-down, progressivist experimentation offering universal, programmatic solutions to problems that are either inherently... read more

Is ‘Unplanned’ the ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of Our Era?

COMMENTARY: The parallels between the two are too interesting to ignore. By Nicholas Healy, Apr. 14, 2019 In the 1850s the nation was roiled by the issue of slavery. There had been major political compromises regarding slavery both in the nation’s founding documents and in subsequent... read more

Can paedophilia stage a comeback?

A new play calls for compassion for offenders By Michael Cook | Mar 18 2019 |  In MercatorNet last week Carolyn Moynihan predicted that paedophilia would make a comeback as a legitimate form of sexual expression, provided that it was loving and consensual. It was, she argued, a natural... read more

The Underground Shakespeare

CCI Editor's Note:  Lady Clare Asquith was the speaker at the Catholic Citizens Luncheon on October 12, 2018 where she spoke on Shakespeare and the Resistance. By Fr. Dwight Longenecker Despite their obscurity, The Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis were Shakespeare’s best-sellers. But... read more

Before 1066 and All That

By Robert Royal, November 26, 2018 As a brief respite from the turmoil in Church and State these days, I’ve been indulging myself with a very pleasant read through Alfred Duggan’s novel (1960) The Cunning of the Dove [1] – a fictional re-creation of the turmoil in Church and State in the... read more