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The Despair of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

June 19, AD2017 2 Comments
The Despair of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a host of artistic problems, but its most profound failures are of moral understanding. Whereas the original novels by J.K. Rowling embraced the Christian sanctity of life, understanding that death was an evil, and expressed hope for repentance and forgiveness of sins, this late coming play, written by […]

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Pro-Life Messages in Ten Popular Movies

August 24, AD2014 8 Comments
Pro-Life Messages in Ten Popular Movies

Often Christians lament the darkness in the world around us. War, abortion, euthanasia, and murder are regular occurrences even in our own communities. No wondering Saint Pope John Paul II labeled now as “the culture of death” in Evangelium Viate. Yet, hope remains. Sometimes when we focus so much on the evil, we fail to […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Magic

July 1, AD2014 5 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Magic

First things first: We are not allowed to do magic. You can’t be a Catholic witch, sorcerer, magician or magus. Great, that was quick! See you next Mon . . . oops. Wait. We’re obviously not forbidden from pulling coins out of kids’ ears or rabbits out of hats—that’s just silly, even if we call slight-of-hand “magic” I’d […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Dungeons & Dragons

June 3, AD2014 20 Comments
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Dungeons & Dragons

  “Wait, you’re Catholic? Uh…why are you playing Dungeons and Dragons? Your church doesn’t allow that.” This question was actually asked by a Cradle Catholic gamer friend. He’s not a “practicing Catholic”, because his aunt insisted exactly that– Catholics can’t play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), or read fantasy, or for all I know read fairy […]

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