MOVIE REVIEW: Death Wish

MOVIE REVIEW: Death Wish

Bruce Willis isn’t back, but at least he’s trying. Alas, the same cannot be said for director Eli Roth. When Scott Free Studios and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Death Wish the green light, studio heads could never have known that it would arrive at a particularly sensitive political moment in America’s national conversation. Originally scheduled to drop…

MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther

MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther

With a global box office draw topping an estimated $700 million at the time of this writing, Black Panther is the rare superhero movie that bursts the banks of its genre to become an undisputed cultural phenomenon.  Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) and produced under the juggernaut brand of Marvel Studios, the film has racked up an impressive number of…

WAKE UP and GO: Actor Mark Wahlberg reveals radical daily schedule

WAKE UP and GO: Actor Mark Wahlberg reveals radical daily schedule

Admit it. How many times do you slap your alarm phone, watch, or clock before you actually get up? More than once for sure.  But not Catholic family man, former Calvin Klein model (years ago) and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg!  Challenged by a fan who wanted to know his…

THE NFL’s LEADERSHIP BREAKDOWN

THE NFL’s LEADERSHIP BREAKDOWN

Every organizational leader of even average talent knows that an essential element of leadership is what we often refer to as “energy management.” In simplest terms, this means finding ways to instill positive energy in your employees and your customers while eliminating negative sources of energy, or at least re-channeling negative energy into positive directions…

CREATIVE FINANCING: An Imaginative Proposal for Funding the Church’s Sacred Art Projects

CREATIVE FINANCING: An Imaginative Proposal for Funding the Church’s Sacred Art Projects

WILMINGTON, NC (CNA/EWTN News)—The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But why is good art in the Church important in the first place? “When a piece of art, a beautiful church, a flower or a sunset not only strikes the eye but pierces…

The Healing Touch of Sacred Art: Just What the Doctors Ordered (and Need)

The Healing Touch of Sacred Art: Just What the Doctors Ordered (and Need)

DENVER, CO (CNA/EWTN News)—The intersection of art, medicine, and faith in the Catholic tradition has a lot to teach today, especially if you’re a doctor. “Catholic art has a long history of demonstrating the beauty of the human person, beauty both in its health as well as its disease,” Dr. Thomas Heyne, M.D. told CNA. “Catholic…

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Iconic comedian and actor Jerry Lewis has died, his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 91. “Sadly I can confirm that today the world lost one of the most significant human beings of the 20th century,” his rep Mark Rozzano said. Another representative, Nancy Kane, added, “Jerry Lewis died peacefully surrounded by friends and…

Golden Globes:  What Happened to Gratitude and Role Models?

Golden Globes: What Happened to Gratitude and Role Models?

It’s so easy to be a hypocrite. Most times, all we have to do is open mouth, insert foot.  Multi-award-winning, multi-million-dollar actress Meryl Streep, just proved the point. In accepting a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes Monday night, she couldn’t wait to abuse the honor she’d been bestowed by her peers to rant…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Inspires Chicago Illuminator

Our Lady of Guadalupe Inspires Chicago Illuminator

Researching how to best create an illumination of Our Lady of Guadalupe for an upcoming week-long workshop (Jan. 18 – 23, 2009) on the Techniques of Tempera Painting and Gilding, Chicago-based illuminator Jed Gibbons drew unexpected inspiration from the following description of Our Lady of Guadalupe found on this website:  http://www.sancta.org/nican.html: Then he climbed the…

At What Cost Do We Stand Up for Principles?

At What Cost Do We Stand Up for Principles?

Another inspirational woman merely answers a question with candor and charity, standing up for Biblical principles, even though it may have cost her the Miss USA crown. That one moment, before millions of viewers and a live audience, dramatically affected her next year, her career, and how she will impact young people in the future.…