My Table is Spread: In what passes for a liturgical calendar in TV land, we are now in the high holy days: "Downton Abbey" has returned to our screens.
Art & Media
Aerial video from the Detroit Free-Press showcases two historic churches.
Appreciation: Actor Edward Herrmann was an incredibly kind and decent man who was willing to help others right up until he died on Dec. 31.
Movie review: "Selma" is depicts "a man following his spiritual calling, of his love caring for others in time of need, and putting your faith into your walk."
Blessed the man who finds refuge in you, in their hearts are pilgrim roads. -- Psalm 84:6
This is the sentiment that underlies an ongoing series on PBS called "Sacred Journeys," hosted by New York Times columnist and best-selling author Bruce Feiler. "As long as humans have walked," explains Feiler, "they've walked to get closer to their gods."
Review: Those who know the story of Exodus will be disappointed in Ridley Scott's version, even though the acting is excellent.
A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant.
Review: The first thing a thoughtful viewer of Lifetime's new TV show will keep in mind is that "The Sisterhood" is a "reality" series that really isn't.
Review: While the film is about war, for those who are willing to see, reconciliation and forgiveness have the power heal the souls of victims and perpetrators.
For those who have never been inside any of the Vatican Museums, seeing a documentary about them on the big screen could be a real treat.