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Posted on Oct 9, 2014 |

Review: Jerusalem

Review: Jerusalem

It’s easy to see why Jerusalem, which opens Friday at the Omnimax Theater at Cincinnati’s Museum Center, just won international awards for best film and best...

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Posted on Oct 4, 2014 |

Review: Christmas in Harvard Square

Review: Christmas in Harvard Square

by Gail Deibler Finke If you’re like Lucy, looking for “Deck them halls and all that stuff… Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls”...

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Posted on May 24, 2014 | 3 comments

Review: A Nun on the Bus

Review: A Nun on the Bus

 by Gail Deibler Finke Every day is Opposite Day for Sr. Simone Campbell. Gail Deibler Finke is the Senior Editor of The Catholic Beat. A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us...

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Posted on May 10, 2014 |

Review: Making Gay Okay

Review: Making Gay Okay

By Gail Deibler Finke First, it’s not a “how-to” manual. It’s a “now what?” manual: How we got where we are, what it means, and what will happen...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014 |

Review: A Voice Undefeated

Review: A Voice Undefeated

by Gail Deibler Finke This isn’t an ordinary review, because A Voice Undefeated isn’t an ordinary book. I’ve enjoyed other biographies more. I’ve enjoyed other...

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Posted on Feb 22, 2014 | 1 comment

Review: The War on Humans

Review: The War on Humans

The War on Humans documentary and ebook by Gail Deibler Finke Free to watch on YouTube (or above), the half-hour documentary The War on Humans by writer Wesley Smith...

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Posted on Feb 1, 2014 |

Review: Gimme Shelter

Review: Gimme Shelter

When there’s life, there’s hope by Gail Deibler Finke Lets’s start with the important stuff: Is Gimme Shelter any good? Is it a “Christian” movie?...

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Posted on Jan 4, 2014 |

Review: Ugly as Sin

Review: Ugly as Sin

In print since 2001, this indispensable primer on church architecture, good and bad, by Cincinnati’s own Michael S. Rose is on sale now for $5 at Sophia Institute...

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Posted on Dec 8, 2013 |

Review: The Sound of Music Live on NBC

Review: The Sound of Music Live on NBC

Worth Owning Let’s cut to the chase: If you missed it and wonder if it’s a good buy for family viewing, the answer is yes: a thumbs’s up for the NBC live broadcast...

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Posted on Dec 7, 2013 |

Review: The Symphony and the Static

Review: The Symphony and the Static

From terror to hope The new album by Indiana’s Fr. Claude “Dusty” Burns (stage name: Fr. Pontifex) starts with terror and ends with hope. The first track, The...

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Posted on Oct 26, 2013 |

Review: Surfing with Mel

Review: Surfing with Mel

by Gail Deibler Finke Published last year as an e-book, Matthew Lickona’s literary film script about Mel Gibson and writer Joe Estzterhas is now available as a...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2013 |

Review: How the West Really Lost God

Review: How the West Really Lost God

by Gail Deibler Finke I’ve read a lot of great Catholic books this year (see some reviews here) but this is the first one to make me want to run out and find someone...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2013 | 2 comments

Review: Strange Gods

Review: Strange Gods

By Gail Deibler Finke Idolatry isn’t a thing of the past, Elizabeth Scalia says in her new book, Strange Gods. It’s part of everyday life. We make idols when we...

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Posted on Jul 13, 2013 | 1 comment

Review: Shakespeare on Love

Review: Shakespeare on Love

By Gail Deibler Finke First: However catchy the title, this book is not about what Shakespeare has to say about love. A better title would be How Romeo and Juliet...

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Posted on May 18, 2013 |

Review: The Ear of the Heart

Review: The Ear of the Heart

by Senior Editor Gail Deibler Finke The Ear of the Heart doesn’t know what kind of book it wants to be. It’s a sort of two-person dialogue memoir, yes. But a...

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Posted on Apr 27, 2013 |

Review: American Church

Review: American Church

Lay people, it’s up to you. That’s the conclusion of Russell Shaw’s alarming but slightly hopeful new book, American Church. After cataloguing exactly how bad...

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Posted on Apr 20, 2013 |

Review: Jacob’s Ladder

Review: Jacob’s Ladder

Peter Kreeft has a particular love for the Socratic method. I am one of the few people on Earth who is no fan of Socrates. At best, I find the device of a...

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