If it could be easily labeled, it wouldn’t be art. It would be agitprop and no one would argue about it except to wonder why PBS is funding it.Read the full review here. Though she does spoil some things.
The camera focuses on their feet - Juno’s clad in her goofy striped socks and Paulie’s in his dirty track shoes - kids. Kids who played a grown-up game, managed to make a decision that brought happiness to another person and left them bittersweet, but - I think it’s clear - whole. Not damaged, destroyed or less, but somehow more.
On the Church front, Rocco of Whispers in the Loggia has a insightful story on Cardinal Bertone, the Papal Secretary of State and good friend of Pope Benedict. Why should we pay know about Cardinal Bertone?
Almost 81, Benedict XVI "realizes he doesn't have the energy to do everything," as one curial hand put it. While the pontiff has devoted much of his time to teaching -- writing his catecheses, letters and homilies, to say nothing of the books -- he's reserved the appointment of bishops and, to a lesser extent, questions of liturgy as his prime ad intra pursuits. The rest is left to Bertone, the 73 year-old Salesian who served as Cardinal Ratzinger's #2 at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.You can read the full article here, though I don't agree with Rocco's description of the Curia in terms of Nietzchen politics. I am aware that it happens. Plus this article is too informed to pass. Do follow Rocco's links to Cardinal Bertone's speech to the Knights of Columbus. I've linked them before as well.