The Dispatch

The Sixth Death of the Church

September 20, 2018 Lauren Enk Mann 27

The Church’s “summer of shame” has devastated the faithful. The McCarrick revelations, the Pennsylvania grand jury, and the Viganò testimony have sent reverberations of scandal right through the highest clerical ranks. Catholics in the pews […]

Film & Music

O Christ, Where Are Thou?

February 7, 2016 Lauren Enk Mann 0

Hail, Caesar! is the much-anticipated addition to the canon of the famed Coen brothers’ films—a list which includes both dramas like True Grit and quirky cult classics like O Brother, Where Art Thou? Their latest movie certainly bears that clever […]

Film & Music

The “Spectre” of Stereotypes

November 9, 2015 Lauren Enk Mann 0

Spectre, the latest installment in Daniel Craig’s incarnation of the James Bond character, opens with an eerie sentence spread across the screen: “The dead are alive.” The camera then plunges into an elongated opening shot […]