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Britt Robertson stars in a scene from the movie "Tomorrowland." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Disney) Is ‘Tomorrowland’ a Catholic movie?
May 27 2015
Disney was a religious man, though not Catholic. But his optimism is matched by centuries of Catholic writing and teaching.

Kennedi Clements stars in a scene from the movie "Poltergeist." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox) Movie Review: Poltergeist
May 23 2015
The result of this remake is a sometimes scary but mostly silly tale of suburbia under siege, suitable for mature viewers only.

Vibrant stories bring New York Catholicism to life
May 22 2015
Lifelong New York Catholic Patrick McNamara has written a tribute to the uniqueness and vitality of a most distinctive Catholic milieu.

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2
May 18 2015
The Bellas are back and singing their hearts out in “Pitch Perfect 2."

Sister Kathleen Feeley, legendary educator, pens history of School Sisters
May 13 2015
Sister Kathleen Feeley likens the School Sisters of Notre Dame to a skyscraper.

Movie Review: Far from the Madding Crowd
May 07 2015
In this fourth film adaptation of the classic work, director Thomas Vinterberg aims squarely at the “Downton Abbey” fan base while remaining faithful to his source.

Movie Review: Ex Machina
May 04 2015
The crass misogyny of “Ex Machina” overwhelms any thoughtful considerations it might have to offer on artificial intelligence.

Robert Downey Jr. stars in a scene from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Marvel) Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 01 2015
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a so-so sequel in the Marvel universe.

Archbishop Lori's book provides Catechism in bite-sized pieces
Apr 23 2015
Archbishop William E. Lori has published his first book, “The Joy of Believing: A Practical Guide to the Catholic Faith.”

Movie Review: Little Boy
Apr 23 2015
Religious values and a gentle sensibility pervade the family-friendly drama “Little Boy.”