Linda Chase has written an oratorio based on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." "I am interpreting Laudato Si' as a call to action through music," she says.
Distinctly Catholic: Even though Leslie Woodcook Tentler carries the story too far, into the post-conciliar era, her American Catholics: A History is a major accomplishment — comprehensive, judicious and tells a good story.
No matter the specifics, in most films there's something concrete out there the protagonist is after, something they're going to fight for and a journey we're going to take with them. Oscar-nominated film "Nomadland" is very aware of this conceit.