US Catholic Faith in Real Life

‘Spinning Out’ unmasks the lived experience of mental illness

This Netflix drama sparks meaningful conversations about family life.

By Pamela Hill Nettleton |
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Behind the scenes in competitive ice skating, all is not sequins and sweetness in Netflix’s one-season wonder, Spinning Out. The series is compelling for unexpected reasons, and it takes uncommon risks in tackling a verboten topic.

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Read, listen, and watch: June 2020 reviews

The books, music, and films ‘U.S. Catholic’ writers have enjoyed this month.

By The Editors |
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Spiritual Conversations with Children 
By Lacy Finn Borgo (InterVarsity Press, 2020)

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The man behind the politics of racial resentment

Two new documentaries shine a light on the political project of Steve Bannon.

By Danny Duncan Collum |
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Stephen K. Bannon, former chief strategist for Donald Trump, could be the most dangerous man in America. He understands that America’s non-college-educated workers are right to be mad about 45 years of stagnant or declining wages, and, ever since his days at Breitbart News, Bannon has proved himself a master at using mass media to divert that anger away from the billionaire class and toward immigrants and Muslims.

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A new PBS documentary gives us a rare look inside the Vatican

‘Inside the Vatican’ premieres Tuesday, April 28 on PBS

By Pamela Hill Nettleton |
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Next week, PBS releases a new documentary of the Vatican offering tantalizing peeks into spaces no tourist can access and revealing the everyday work life for some of the 2,600 people working in the independent city-state.

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