MOVIE REVIEW: What Catholics missed in The Hunger Games

by Ellen Finnigan One of the first critics to miss the point was Laura Miller. Writing in The New Yorker in 2010, she claimed that “dystopian fiction exists to warn us about the dangers of some current trend,” and she went on to interpret The Hunger Games as “a fever-dream allegory of the adolescent social experience,” her idea being … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: What Catholics missed in The Hunger Games

REFLECTION: Catholics Against Militarism

by Ellen Finnigan I’ve been thinking about the differences between motion and action and inertia. Things of or in motion: water moving through the Yucatan Straight, a barge carrying oil down the Mississippi to a refinery in Texas, a squid migrating across the Gulf of Mexico, logs being driven down a river like a herd … Continue reading REFLECTION: Catholics Against Militarism