October 23, 2019

Is the Clown Prince of Crime anything special without his heroic nemesis?

No. It’s exciting to see the Joker onscreen because of the problems he creates for Batman. How will Batman escape this death trap, or foil this scheme, or inspire the citizens of Gotham to rise ab...

July 19, 2019

The easiest way to illustrate how family life is bolstered by vowed religious is to point to how so many consecrated people serve the needy. There are whole religious congregations who conceive of their charism as intimately bound up with babies and birth. The Sisters...

March 3, 2019

"The red jumps off the page. You’re in the middle of a letter from Father Christmas to the Tolkien children, when all of a sudden, there it is—“Goblin” leaping out at you, crimson and clawed. It’s a trick Tolkien seemed to love, as another plaque in the exhibit explain...

January 13, 2019

I cover the upcoming Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, and its mission to revive appreciation for religious liberty.

"Local Projects, a design studio that worked on the September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City, is designing exhibits for the center. Founde...

December 31, 2018

I wrote this piece last year for New Year's Eve/The Feast of Mary, Mother of God. It wasn't published, so I'm putting it up this year on my site.

January 1st is the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a feast celebrated by Catholics and some other Christians. It falls on...