Top ten religious movies for Lent 6

Holy Week is upon us. What a perfect time to enjoy a good religious movie, especially with so many of us homebound due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The movies that follow aren’t all overtly religious, like “Angels With Dirty Faces.” But hidden within the drama is a profound, Christlike message.

A good religious movie makes me want to be a better person as it entertains, and as a Roman Catholic, draw me nearer to Christ. It reveals a Truth, with a capital T.

My list of top religious movies for Lent changes from year-to-year. Classics like the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur come and go, replaced by something more recent offering a fresh, new way of telling a story, like a “A Quiet Place.” You’ll find everything from biblical epics to horror films, musicals to ‘who dunits’ on this list.

I sincerely believe you will enjoy these films. Let me know your favorites. More…


Planned Parenthood is “life-affirming.” Seriously? 1

By Tom Quiner

Non essential business have shutdown, or are in the process of doing so to protect human life during the Coronavirus crisis. This is occurring coast-to-coast.

Coronavirus infections are soaring. According to data from a variety of sources, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, we have 51,215 confirmed cases in the U.S.

Six-hundred and fifty-eight people have died, for a 1.28% fatality rate.

By contrast, the fatality rate for the ‘abortion pill’ (RU-486) is 93 to 99% and surgical abortions are about 99% percent fatal to the human being in the womb.

In light of these contrasting fatality rates, Iowans for LIFE notes the irony behind Planned Parenthood’s reasoning for refusing to shut down during the Coronavirus crisis. PP’s chief medical officer in Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, Dr. Meera Shah, one of the hardest-hit areas in the country, explained:

“Our doors will stay open because sexual and reproductive health care is extremely important, and we have to ensure access to it. Pregnancy-related care, especially abortion care, is essential and life-affirming, especially now when there is so much insecurity around jobs and food and paychecks and childcare.”

Iowans for LIFE’s executive director, Maggie DeWitte, has a simple response:

“If Planned Parenthood really wants to affirm life, they should shut their doors.”

[Tom Quiner is president of Iowans for LIFE board. Thanks to IFL for permission to publish this post on Quiner’s Diner. Support IFL’s pro-life outreach today.]