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Redeemed Eyes on a Fallen Kingdom: A Catholic Review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Cardinal John Henry Newman once argued for a specific piece of literature’s place in a university’s curriculum because he believed that it was through the reading and studying of literature that his students could learn how to deal with similar situations in our own lives. He argued that any great piece of literature is going to include sin, as well as individuals grappling with that sin, stating, “you cannot have a sinless literature of a sinful humanity.” Cardinal Newman worried that if these university students never encountered these real, authentic struggles in literature than those struggles would overwhelm them when they left their place of study and entered “the real world.”

I agree wholeheartedly with Cardinal Newman, and I would argue that movies and tv shows are the modern man’s literature. Thus, I believe it is important to allow teens to see popular movies and tv shows despite the fact…

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Grace originally hails from the Buckeye State and holds a degree in Theology & Catechetics from Franciscan University. During her last two years of school, she assisted her home parish in the formation of a youth ministry program, serving as their Youth Minister, recruiting volunteers, and planning events . After graduation she moved to Knoxville, TN where she taught Scripture and Apologetics at Knoxville Catholic High School for four years. Upon meeting and marrying a handsome bearded fellow, she followed him to rural Georgia when he was hired by the local college. Deep in the Bible-belt with no formal teaching options, she continues to use her degree as a volunteer at her local parish, while also writing and editing for ministries such as Life Teen and Blessed is She.