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New Pixar kids’ film centers on gay main character coming ‘out’ to parents

One review summarizes the film: 'As he frantically tries to hide the evidence of his relationship from his mom … he quickly learns that maybe there's nothing to hide after all.' By Martin Burger, LifeSte News, May 26, 2020 Pixar featured its first homosexual main character in a new short... read more

Comfort for Today From Our Old Friend, Job

By James Sale, May 26, 2020 The title song for the 1960s film “Alfie,” starring Michael Caine, had the opening line: “What’s it all about, Alfie?” Of course, this is an age-old question, and also a profound one, because whoever and wherever we are, this question keeps popping up. Some... read more

HOW SHOULD I SPEND MY SUNDAYS WHEN PUBLIC MASSES ARE CANCELED?

By Father David Nix, Pilgrim Priest, March 14, 2020 Part I: Why the Cancelation of Masses due to COVID-19 is probably a good thing. (If Church history does not interest you, feel free to skip to Part II: How Should I Spend My Sunday when Public Masses Are Canceled?) Many bishops in the world... read more

Ego Patricius: a Review of “I Am Patrick”

By Brad Miner, Catholic Thing, March 16, 2020 Is there a saint more Catholic than St. Patrick? Yet, as you probably know, the great Apostle of Ireland (and one of that nation’s patrons) wasn’t Irish at all but a Roman Briton, son of a decurion, the mayor/tax collector of the town (possibly... read more

Why Boys Are Failing

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 24, 2020 When he was 13 years old, a mere boy was effectively the American ambassador to Russia, in Saint Petersburg. This was because the lad was fluent in French while his nominal superior, the ambassador himself, was not. The boy had already, at his... read more

Kobe and Gigi attended Catholic mass in Newport Beach before tragic crash

Daily Mail, January 27, 2020 The basketball legend and 13-year-old Gigi went to the 7am service at the Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach. They both received Communion. The father and daughter left the church and soon afterwards boarded the S-76 Sikorsky helicopter piloted by Ara... read more

The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles, Calif., January 26, 2020- Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is... read more

Fearing Rightly

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, Catholic Thing, December 22, 2019 It is the standard angelic greeting: Do not be afraid. The mighty messengers of God, because they are so much more powerful than we are, seek to ease our understandable fear of them. But in the annunciation to Saint Joseph, the angel’s... read more