Who is a hero? How can looking up to heroes help us to honor the past and develop our relationship with Jesus?
Sr. Johanna Paruch, FSGM, Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, describes the saints as our greatest heroes in her talk entitled “Honoring the Past”. Sr. Paruch’s talk was part of the Student Leadership Summit at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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What Spider-Man can teach us about living like a hero.
I’m no movie buff, but it seems to me that movies of great value all too rarely make their way out of Hollywood. I want movies that reveal reality to me in a new light and teach me about the human condition. I want something closer to art than the trash that often passes for entertainment. I want stories connected to the one eternal story of sin and redemption. Have I set impossible standards? Movies such as Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 tell me otherwise.
What makes Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 such outstanding movies isn’t the amazing camera work, stunts, special effects, and acting. It’s the one thing all those elements depend on: telling a story that models how we ought to live our lives—courageously, like Spider-Man.
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