Siskel & Ebert didn’t disagree more. Richard Alleva, left, and Rand Richards Cooper, who write for the Catholic journal Commonweal and commonwealmagazine.org, make cases for their Oscar picks in advance of this Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast. Richard is a freelance movie reviewer and Reasonably Catholic‘s regular movie critic; Rand is a contributing editor at Commonweal as well as a columnist and restaurant reviewer at Hartford Magazine.
Author Paul F. Lakeland is president of the Catholic Theological Society of America; a professor at Fairfield University; and chair of its Center for Catholic Studies. A former Jesuit, he contributes regularly to the Catholic journal Commonweal and is the author of several award-winning books, including The Wounded Angel and The Liberation of the Laity.
In our interview, he lends a sympathetic ear to complaints about the Church even as he says he is not going anywhere.