What We Talk About When We Talk About The Young Pope

Hollywood’s brush tends to paint the Vatican in colors dark and foreboding, a lavishly decorated place of simony and secret sexual sins. The papal throne is made to look smug and malevolent, even diabolical. Catholic priests are either buffoons or sex-crazed loonies. The laity are gullible, superstitious, or secretly Protestant. The HBO limited series The Young … Read more

Who Really Wants to Know Jack?

In spite of (and, perhaps, at least a little because of) the best efforts of countless individuals and organizations, the visual mediums of TV and film continue to exert a disproportionate amount of influence on American Society. Which is why this sort of post  from First Things’ Wesley J. Smith regarding HBO’s upcoming film on … Read more

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