Blood Father & Restoring Innocence (Spoiler Alert)

By Tony Crescio Mel Gibson stars as John Link in the 2016 film, Blood Father, the story of a down-and-out, ex-con father looking for his estranged 17 year old daughter Lydia (Erin Moriarty).  We first join John in a church where he is attending an AA meeting on his birthday.  A happy occasion for most, John has had a rough go of it in life.  He has spent the last several years in prison for his involvement in the activity of a biker gang which he had been a part of in what he will refer to th...
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A Messy Irony

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-11-16 Peace be with You, Over the last several weeks, we have received a challenging course in discipleship from Jesus, which reached a critical juncture last weekend.  There, we found out what real discipleship entails, i.e. real discipleship is about viewing the world through the paradigm of the cross.  To speak of the cross as paradigmatic for life is not to diminish the reality of the cross, reducing it to mere symbol.  Rather, it is an attempt ...
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