Sorry everyone! The newsletter is coming out a bit late this week! Definitely worth the wait!
These Memes are Dank
Sometimes you’ve just got to be a little ridiculous and laugh. This week on Upon Friar Review, Fr. Patrick and I look at some of the most witty, off-the-wall Christian memes that the Internet has to offer. They’re not meant to be serious, but they definitely back a punch at times!
The Weirdest Movie I’ve EVER Seen
There are a lot of bizarre movies out there, things that just make you ask, “What were they thinking?” 2001: A Space Odyssey is definitely high on that list. Besides the imaginative imagery and futuristic ponderings, the structure and medium of the movie is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Director Stanley Kubrick wanted to create a movie that unsettled viewers, and he’s achieved that even 50 years later.
It Ain’t About You
I know it’s hard to hear sometimes, but it’s worth repeating: not everything is about one’s personal experience. In fact, when talking about major moral issues, we need to talk much more about the social ramifications of our actions. We live in society, and so our actions are always social. This is the approach I offer when dealing with the epidemic of drugs.
Historical Figures Are Complicated
…and so are we. This is the approach I take with the controversial figure Bartolomé de las Casas. For some, he is considered the “Protector of the Indians” for his work in civil rights work. For others, he is remembered as the “Father of the African Slave Trade” for his support of enslaving Africans. Is he a good man? It’s not always that easy to tell, and this serves as a lesson for us today.
No News is… Delayed Good News
I’m excited to say that there is a lot going on behind the scenes right now in my world, and I can’t wait to share it soon enough. I’ve been working on a “project” for the past 6 months that is almost ready to share, and I’ve gotten together with another friar to plan a big event for next summer. Very, very good things to come… just not ready to share. Soon!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Peace and good,
Fr. Casey, OFM