Joseph Susanka

Friday Free-for-All: March 18

Good morning! For anyone nursing green beer hangovers this morning, here are a few links to ease you into the day: Archbishop Timothy Dolan on the sex abuse scandal to 60 Minutes: “This was such a crisis in the Catholic Church that in a way, we don’t want to get over it too easily. This … Read more

InsideCatholic’s Predictions for 2011

We’ve gone through a ringer of a year in 2010. What might the next twelve months bring? We asked our regular columnists and writers to make a prediction and share a hope for 2011. Here’s what they gave us… ♦          ♦          ♦ Rev. George W. Rutler I … Read more

Friday Free-for-All: December 3

Time for a few morning links: NASA announced yesterday that they have discovered “alien life” in California: a bacteria that is partially composed of (and feeds off of) arsenic, in place of phosphorous — something previously thought impossible — raising the possibility of a “shadow biosphere” here on earth. That sound you just heard is … Read more

The equipment bag goes in my trunk

Spring means baseball, and spring plus kids means Little League. And since I’m the kind of guy who presses down with his feet to counteract airplane turbulence, for me spring plus kids means coaching Little League. It’s now my fourth child going through the system, and the sixth or so bunch of kids I have … Read more

The Devil Went Down to Gotham

The Batman franchises have long struggled to find the correct balance between good and evil. In the original Batman, Tim Burton’s love for the visually (and emotionally) bizarre, combined with Jack Nicholson’s apparent inability to control himself, produced a film whose focus quickly shifted from Michael Keaton’s mildly-tormented title character to Nicholson’s wildly over-acted Joker. … Read more

A Person Is A Person, No Matter How Broken

Documentary films are a strange breed. They hold a unique place in the cinematic ecosystem — hybrid creations falling somewhere between the cold, factual reality of the daily newscast and the creative, emotionally manipulative construct of the fiction film.   Their obvious efforts to deal with The Real World have audiences everywhere accepting them as … Read more

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