Ordination and Marriage in Hitchcock’s ‘I Confess’

(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock’s film noir classic ‘I Confess’ offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the plot. So spoiler alert, if you have not yet seen it. Perhaps best to give it a viewing, then read on, Macduff). Editor
Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953) is best known (though it is not well known enough) for its dramatically and theologically compelling representation of the sacrament of reconciliation. In the film, set in contemporary Quebec City, a German refugee named Otto Keller commits a murder, and then confesses his crime to his priest, Father Michael

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The Evil Behind a Boondoggle Budget

The most apt adjective to describe the Liberal ‘budget’ – and I use that term advisedly – is meretricious, a term that means doing something superficially attractive, but devoid of real substance. Its etymology is from meretrix, Latin for a ‘prostitute’, selling – or buying – something that one should not.  And what the Liberals are buying – and we are selling – are votes, and concomitant power, which leads to wealth and privilege.

This is, as commentators have it, a ‘pre-election’ budget, which is a polite way of saying they are spreading billions in ill-gotten gains on projects that

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