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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Growing old with grace and kindness

Growing old with grace and kindness: The life and lives of Sidney Poitier

On January 6, award-winning actor Sidney Poitier died. Poitier, who was raised Catholic and the first African-American to win the Oscar for Best Actor, "portrayed characters who had the qualities the actor sought to cultivate in himself: intelligence, competence, dignity and strength," writes Greg Garrett, adding that the 94-year-old actor "was a gift to all of us during his life well lived, and he remains a gift even after his departure."

Read the rest of his tribute here

ICYMI: Disney's 'Encanto' teaches us to see God in ourselves and others

Facundo Gonzalez Icardi reviews the latest Disney film about a magical Colombian family, "Encanto." He writes that the film "tackles intergenerational trauma and the pressure to uphold family expectations among complicated family dynamics and relationships" and invites viewers to watch "characters learn to embrace and love their true, authentic selves through intergenerational familial healing."

Read the rest of his review here.

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