Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone October 30, 2017
The everyday and the fantastical continue to live side by side as show enters second season.
Mia Farrow in 'Rosemary's Baby' (Getty Images)
Arts & Culture Film
Nick Ripatrazone October 04, 2017
American horror is a God-drenched genre, and many of the essential films in the genre are explicitly Catholic.
Faith Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone September 20, 2017
There is only so much room—in our houses, in our hearts. At some point, we have got to let go.
Arts & Culture Faith
Nick Ripatrazone July 27, 2017
Usain Bolt has become a living legend in a track event that is known for creating superstars. His pre- and post-race rituals are purely Catholic, and yet the faith of one of the world’s most talked-about athletes is an open secret.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Nick Ripatrazone June 24, 2017
'I saw the Catholic Church from the inside, like a tauntaun.'
Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone May 18, 2017
Sister Cathy Cesnik went missing one night in 1969. The case remains unsolved.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Nick Ripatrazone February 27, 2017
Sor Juana Inés found both tension and sustenance in her religious life.
Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone January 10, 2017
Jude Law gives us a nuanced portrait of a too easily satirized character: the Catholic cleric.
Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone August 04, 2016
Maybe that's the subconscious appeal of sports: how we might tempt death through a game.
Books
Nick Ripatrazone March 12, 2014
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