Author: Herbie Borek

The Virtue of Michael Weston

“Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.” — Michael Weston Burn Notice is a show that ended in 2013. To this day, it is one of my personal favorites. From a technical standpoint, of course, it is a pleasure to watch with its real explosions and tight camera-work. But the story and the characters are all well done and, unlike some shows, it was able to come to a conclusion instead of going on for ages, getting progressively worse. Michael Weston, in particular, is an interesting character. Here is a...

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Breaking Bad And The Six Sins Against the Holy Ghost

Breaking Bad is a show that ended in 2013 and that depicts a man’s decline from grace. The word “decline” suggests a hillside, which, in turn, leads us to consider “the slippery slope.” The Church teaches that we should avoid the near occasion of sin. Humans are built to tow the line. Each time we choose the easier road that takes us further from Christ, it is easier to make a similar decision at the next crossroad. Stopping becomes more and more difficult until our immersion in evil is as complete as that of Walter White. Walter White, the...

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On Brotherhood and Marvel – Spiderman: Homecoming Review

Spiderman is arguably one of the most iconic superheroes. And the third recent reimagining of the character hitting theaters is yet another reminder of his primary theme: with great power comes great responsibility. This theme is explained most memorably in the 2002 Spiderman film precursor to the current superhero craze. It was also explained in the Amazing Spiderman movies, and then in the current Spiderman’s first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. The theme is similar to the idea of the “brother’s keeper,” (Genesis 4:9, Matthew 25:35, James 5:16, etc.) this idea that we are responsible for other people,...

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Here Are Some Of The Hard Truths From The Big Short

In 2008, the housing market collapsed. The whole world was affected. People lost their jobs, people lost their lives, and many people did not understand what was happening. The 2015 film, “The Big Short”, explains what happened, the history of what led up to the collapse, and all of the economic terms that most laymen do not understand. The story follows several people who saw the collapse of the housing market coming and the challenges they faced. It follows Dr. Michael Burry and Mark Baum among others. Before the collapse of the housing market, they decided to bet against...

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An Inconvenient Truth: On Vatican II

If you drive through any modern city, it cannot have evaded your attention that there are many Catholic churches that have “modern” written all over them, metaphorically speaking. They were either made of old office buildings or they were whitewashed to remove traditional Catholic art and artifacts.  This was done in many churches as a part of a post-Vatican II initiative to make people forget the history of the faith and stop understanding that there is any inherent difference between Catholics and Protestants. Okay, maybe that was not exactly the thought process of those in charge, but it had...

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