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The Only Acceptable Bigotry

Thomas Doherty, a professor of Film Studies at Brandeis University, sees Hollywood's defense of the movie Dogma as another instance of the only acceptable bigotry in American-bigotry against Catholics.

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Vigilance, Paranoia, and Uncle Walt

Michael O'Brien reviews all the major Disney films in terms of the moral lessons they teach our children. While some of the early films are quite good, more recent Disney remakes of the timeless classics tend to trivialize the characters and strip the tales of their original moral content.

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A Vision of Painting

To create a work of art is about discipline and struggle, tussling with limitations and inner visions that defy execution. As in the spiritual life, to embark on such a journey is to enter a battle.

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Fire in Our Darkness

Michael O'Brien explores what is necessary for the Christian art of today to be true to its subject. In modern times, the lives of two religious artists, Georges Rouault (1871-1958) and William Kurelek (1927-1977), have left us markers.

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Different Beliefs Not to be Feared

Speaking of the hallowed right to free speech, neither the museum, nor the "arts community," nor the judge who first ruled against Mr. Giuliani has ever explained exactly what that shellacked lump of dung affixed to the breast of the Virgin Mary had to do with what the museum hailed as "the free exchange of ideas and information."

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