Section Archive: Review

The Grizzlies is a survivors’ tale of youth and hope

A new Canadian film goes beyond the sports genre in a compelling human drama that takes the viewer into the issues of identity affecting indigenous communities worldwide, writes Dan McAloon. 

Posted on: March 17, 2021

Sing a new song: The Book of Longings

This new novel by Sue Monk Kidd is an inspiring story set in the 1st Century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, reviewed by Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: February 19, 2021

For ‘Saint Judy’ the fight for one is a fight for all

The inspirational true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and her fight to change American asylum law is brought to the screen in ‘Saint Judy’, as reviewed by Dan McAloon.

Posted on: November 18, 2020

The Time is Now: a Call to Uncommon Courage

In this new book, Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister calls on us to identify injustice, to hear the cries of the needy and to be agents of change, writes Elizabeth Hughes.

Posted on: September 16, 2020

Let your soul catch up with the rest of your life

One of the features of How to Live, a new book by Judith Valente, is her ability to articulate truths the reader has sensed but never encapsulated, writes Tracey Edstein.

Posted on: August 19, 2020

An inspirational story about friendship, love and mercy

This new film starring Renee Zellweger shows how an act of love to make a difference in the life of one individual can touch many lives, writes Asther Bascuna Creo.

Posted on: July 16, 2020

'Hearts and Bones' a new film about hope and salvation

Hugo Weaving stars in the feature film Hearts and Bones, the story of a war photographer, a survivor and a photo that threatens to destroy them, reviewed by Elizabeth Hughes....

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Finding freedom on death row

‘The Sun Does Shine’ is about the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable adversity and of hope over hate.

Posted on: November 20, 2019

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‘Doing the Camino’: where is God in the modern context of this age-old pilgrimage?

A review of Camino Skies raises questions around the modern context of the pilgrimage, dealing with grief and the value of companionship.

Posted on: August 20, 2019

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An Astonishing Secret

One of the final books written by Irish priest and theologian Daniel O’Leary explores the spirituality and theology of creation, life and the unconditional love of God.

Posted on: June 18, 2019

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St Benedict’s Rule offers fresh insight into age-old problem

A new series written by Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister is exploring the question of institutional breakdown through the Rule of St Benedict.

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Finding God in the stuff of everyday life

Like a reflection in a mirror, Judith Scully’s story invites readers to look back and ponder their own lives and their search for God in the everyday events of their...

Posted on: September 19, 2018