By Sam Keyes Pixar’s new Onward, made available early on Disney Plus thanks to the pandemic, is a wonderful movie. Of course I was going to say that. It is the gentle apotheosis of so much fantasy nerd culture — almost like a screen version of the game Munc... Read More...
Something new is appearing in the culture: a dissatisfaction with a banal materialism and a nostalgia for a story that gives hope, one that tells of a sacred tree.
Between Palm Sunday and Easter stands the holiest, the most enchanted, of weeks.
Narnia is best understood as analogous to the Church, where all kinds of magical things and all kinds of brokenness exist side-by-side.
One of the great blessings of Catholic Christianity is that it affirms both the earthiness and the enchantment of the world we live in. There is no shying away from the stark realities of our physicality.