For the Catholic viewer, the dire warnings of "Arcane" against complacency and cruelty echo Jesus' own admonitions to "Stay awake!" Because, as in our world, we can never know when it will be too late to do the right thing.
A Christmas Carol is a mirror of our world: choked by disease, inequity and poverty, with the gap between the wealthy and the poor seemingly insurmountable. Until, by the grace of grace, it’s not. Until a heart of stone is broken open.
Book review: Some women lose everything from the Great Male Plague; others gain power, prestige, freedom and fortune. Some can barely cope with their spouses' deaths; others relish their new autonomy. Some even manage to find love.
South Korea's first space blockbuster strikes a chord for the Catholic viewer in its stark portrayal of a world where the privileged few determine that the majority of humanity — and the entire planet along with it — is disposable.
Commentary: Science fiction is by nature prophetic; fantasy is by nature a spiritual exercise. And we are, after all, a storytelling religion. One character's journey in the animated "Star Wars" series stands as an example to me as a member of the Catholic Church.