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Game Review: ‘Thomas Was Alone’

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– By David Sawczyn – It is not often when a game asks the deeper questions of life. Most video games fall into the easy trap of entertainment and spectacle for its own sake, without asking their players to understand what the game really means and why it is doing what it is doing. Why we should play games is …

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How to Respond to Atheists

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Fr. Andy answers a caller’s question on how to respond to atheists or others who don’t hold the same beliefs as you. Fr. Andy is a Chaldean Catholic priest and Professor of Philosophy at JPCatholic. This video was recorded as part of an interview Fr. Andy did with Catholic Answers which aired on August 11th, 2017. You can find the …

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Game Review: ‘Jotun’

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– By David Sawczyn – Since their inception, video games in general have had a hard time being accepted as a legitimate art form. Considered only toys and playthings, the emotions they were designed to invoke in their players were sensations of power, pleasure, and escapism. However, with the rise of independent game companies in these recent years, games have …

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Robert Pattinson Electrifies the Screen in ‘Good Time’

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(2017—Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie) Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars) “I think something very important is happening and it’s deeply connected to my purpose.” — Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) to Crystal (Taliah Lennice Webster) Potential spoilers below Few examples in Hollywood fit the phrase “slow but steady comeback” like actor Robert Pattinson. As with his former co-star …

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A Determined Pastor Turns to Farming in ‘All Saints’

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(2017—Director: Steve Gomer) High ★★ (out of 5 stars) “You’re just a huckster, ain’t ya? A con man in a collar.” — Forrest (Barry Corbin) to All Saints pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett) Potential spoilers below Earlier this year, I gave a positive notice to The Case for Christ for its period aesthetics and matter-of-fact treatment of researching the historical …

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What the People Want: Review of HBO’s The Young Pope

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— By Carly Twehous — Most people can reluctantly agree that when the phrases “fictional tale of modern Catholicism set in Vatican City” and “produced by HBO” are thrown around and mushed into the same sentence, assumptions are bound to be made. Those coming from a secular background with no influence from organized religion automatically assume that such a show …