Saturday, June 15, 2013

Man of Steel Convictions

Today I made it to the theater to see the new take on the Superman lore, "Man of Steel."  What I got was a two hour lesson in the catholic moral life and the strongest pro-life/anti-abortion/anti-fertility/genetic manipulation ever portrayed on the big screen.  If you find yourself interested in taking in a movie soon, I highly recommend it!  

To peek your interest and show my point, let me give a little of the plot set-up.  Kal-El/Clark/Superman, is the first naturally conceived and born child on his dying home planet Krypton in centuries.  His father Jor-El saw the decline of the planet and the fall backs of their people's 'genesis' procedure that produced engineered members of their race for particular roles and jobs in their society.  The rest of the movie is a battle between the free will and choice inherent in the naturally born Kryptonite raised by human parents Kal-El/Clark and the engineered military leader of the Kryptonites, Zod, who survived the destruction of his home planet and whose one task in life is the protection and proliferation of Krypton, a failed society and planet.  Both men are wholly invested in their causes and strive to live as they were raised.  You'll have to watch to see who succeeds and what the other prevailing catholic messages are.

Thank you CNN for aiding my point:
 CNN Religion Blog

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Been A While

It has been quite a while since I took time to place an update.  The last time I posted was just before the Boston Marathon.  I worked that day as an EMT on the Marathon route.  It was an amazing day for a marathon.  We all know the tragic events of the afternoon and the week and month that followed.  You'll notice below those pictures from earlier in the marathon the response from the students at Rivier, where I worked as campus minister.  It was an uplifting process to go from the chaos of the marathon to the steadfast, Boston Strong, response in those following days.  The prayers of the Riv community ended up at the make shift memorial on Boylston St. a week later.  

Now it is summer.  I have moved on from my work as a campus minister at Rivier and am currently a firefighter/EMT considering my next move.  I hope to make my contributions to this page for frequent and I also hope to finish some of the music that I have been teasing as I enjoy a little more down time.  As I try to get my chops back, here is video of a cover of a yet to be released Phil Wickham song, possibly titled I'll Always Be Alive.  I had to try out the YouTube capture app.