The recent remake of the movie Pete’s Dragon has prompted some discussion on the Internet of whether it is ever permissible, from a Christian point of view, to depict dragons as friendly, which happens in the movie. Some, pointing to comments made by novelist Michael O’Brien in his book A Landscape with Dragons, have answered […]
Lum and Abner was an Old Time Radio show that was kind of like a radio predecessor of The Andy Griffith Show. It was about two homespun characters–Lum and Abner–who ran a general store in the town of Pine Ridge, Arkansas. They had a series of comedic adventures with their fellow townspeople, as well as […]
In this episode we review and analyse episode 2 of season 8, entitled ‘Into the Dalek’. The Doctor enters the innards of his arch enemy in an attempt to save its life… and its soul. But what about the soul of the Doctor himself? Join Jimmy Akin, Stephanie Zimmer, Fr. Cory Sticha, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Roderick […]
Author Ray Bradbury has died in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bradbury is often referred to as a science fiction author, though he wrote much more broadly than that, including works of fantasy, mystery, and horror. His titles include some of the best-known in the history of speculative fiction, including: The Martian Chronicles […]
Separated at birth?
Aside from blogging, researching, dance calling, low carb cooking, and watching the odd TV show or DVD, I also–very occasionally–write fiction. And I've just published a short story! Though I'm better known as a science fiction fan, this particular story–entitled Civil Rights Breakthrough!–happens to be contemporary fantasy (meaning: it's set in the modern world, not […]
A reader writes: I searched your site to see if you had a list of suggested books. I didn't find one though. So, I was wondering if you would suggest some of your favorite books. I would be really interested in your top 10 fictions books, but also your top 10 books on apologetics/Catholic thought. […]
. . . WITH MODERN PSYCHIATRY! Then again . . . MODERN PSYCHIATRY ISN'T AN EXACT SCIENCE.
POSSESSION IS NINE TENTHS OF THE LAW. And . . . er . . . what kind of possession are we talking about?
That’s the headline of THIS STORY BY CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY. I’m no Harry Potter fan, but it appears that Catholic News Agency has severely misled its readers on this story. By saying that L’Osservatore Romano published a piece criticizing Harry Potter, they convey the impression that this is the official Vatican position. In actuality, what […]