Culture

Thu

01

Nov

2018

Repent & Submit: New CatholicTV Show to Engage Millennials

by Olivia Colombo

 

On October 1, The CatholicTV Network launched a new show called “Repent & Submit” which focuses on engaging millennial Catholics in new forms of media, inspired by the desires of the Catholic community present on Twitter. CatholicTV is an international television network based out of Watertown, MA, and the new show features Tommy Tighe (@theghissilent) and Steve the Missionary (@stevemissionary).

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

The Theology of the Great Pumpkin

Image: ABC
Image: ABC

by Ethan Starr

 

While many might not immediately realize a Christian component to the Peanuts series (featuring Charlie Brown, Lucy, and friends), religious themes can be found in unexpected places when watching their 1960’s television specials. Though Charles Schulz is well-recognized as the pioneer of common American phrases like “Good grief,” the Christian themes of the some of his creations have gone largely unnoticed.  

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Thu

01

Nov

2018

Giving the Homily: A Priest's Perspective

by Adriana Watkins

 

A Catholic who goes to Mass every Sunday and holiday has, by age 18, heard nearly 1,000 homilies. That same Catholic has brainstormed, composed, and delivered about zero. For priests, of course, the practice is routine—and in a recent series of interviews, six clergy at Boston College illuminated some of the mysteries surrounding it.

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Wed

26

Sep

2018

Concert Celebrates the Faith and Joy of 11-Year-Old Christina Dangond

by Olivia Colombo

 

“4 bands, 1 stage, rock the night! 1 message: proclaim the light!”

 

On Saturday evening, September 22, a multicultural community of Boston Catholics gathered in worship for the “Build the Faith Music Fest,” a concert in memory of Christina Dangond and benefiting her foundation, which builds churches in impoverished areas.  At St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Cambridge, local Catholic musicians, including Ministério de Música Paraclíto, Higher Love, Katoli-k, and Jon Niven, led the congregation in multilingual worship.

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Wed

26

Sep

2018

Spiritually Dead? Better Call Saul!

by Jack Long

 

Compared to its predecessor, Better Call Saul is a quaint show. There have yet to be any of the explosive wheelchairs, airline catastrophes, or machine gun turrets that stole the spotlight on Breaking Bad while its fatherly hero descends into a mad druglord; instead, Saul draws in excited audiences with advertising disputes, fake allergies, and elder law, all tied together by a protagonist whose unique arc sees him transform from a guilty fraud to a guiltier fraud. Besides overlap in the supporting cast, there is really only one desire that Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul both satisfy: the need for final justice.

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Wed

26

Sep

2018

Partying Gregorian-Style

by Adriana Watkins

 

If you’ve been on campus at least one weekend, you’ve heard the beat of bass-lines on a Friday night. Of course, there’s plenty of shouting and laughing and singing along, too. But have you ever wondered, as you weaved through dorm buildings, what all the noise is for? All the upbeat, celebratory songs—what’s the occasion?

 

“Well,” you say. “I’m not sure about that, but I do know when I’m talking to a killjoy.”

            

Granted—but on thinking further, you’d probably answer, “We’re celebrating Friday night.”

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Thu

03

May

2018

A Quiet Place: Family Over Fear

by Patrick Stallwood

 

WARNING: This article contains minor spoilers from A Quiet Place

 

A Quiet Place has been dominating the box office this month and for a good reason. The movie has garnered praise from critics and amateurs alike, who were pleasantly surprised by John Krasinski’s ability to direct, write, and star in an action-horror movie after rising to fame as Jim in The Office. John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt play the parents of actors Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds; collectively, they are known as the Abbot family. Simmonds performance is especially remarkable, as she is deaf and is playing a deaf child, bringing authenticity to the role. 

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Thu

03

May

2018

Break it Down Boston 2018 Showcases Christian Acapella

by Alex Wasilkoff

 

On April 7, Christian acapella groups from colleges throughout the North-East gathered in Trinity Chapel for this year’s Break It Down Boston concert. 

 

Every year one college in Boston hosts this event, and this year it was Boston College’s turn. Against the Current, BC’s Christian acapella group, welcomed seventeen other groups from as far away as Johns Hopkins University and as close to home as Boston University.

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