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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.”

Al Pacino stars in a scene from the movie "Danny Collins." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS pho to/Bleecker Street) Movie Review: Danny Collins
Apr 20 2015
"Danny Collins" is a flat, vaguely fact-based blend of comedy and drama.

Bishop hopes ‘fictional memoir’ has appeal for Catholics, non-Catholics
Apr 18 2015
“I’m no author,” averred retired Bishop Francis A. Quinn of Sacramento, California.

Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood star in a scene from the movie "The Longest Ride." 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: The Longest Ride
Apr 10 2015
This romantic drama amounts to little more than a sentimental soap opera.

Movie Review: Furious 7
Apr 08 2015
True to form, exotic settings, stale dictums and always-murky moral values characterize "Furious 7."

Lesson of Special Olympics is ‘all life is beautiful,’ Shriver says
Apr 08 2015
Tim Shriver says his new book “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most” is “really a long thank-you letter to a lot of people.

Precious memories preserved in book about Baltimore’s Little Italy
Mar 28 2015
The Italian immigrant experience and the history of Baltimore’s storied Italian neighborhood are captured in a new book.

A.D.: The Bible Continues
Mar 28 2015
The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.

Movie Review: Cinderella
Mar 13 2015
“Cinderella” (Disney) injects vibrant new life into a venerable fairy tale.