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Movie Review: 'The Young Messiah'
Mar 24 2016
Director and co-writer Cyrus Nowrasteh’s screen version of Anne Rice's 2005 novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” sensitively explores the mystery of the Incarnation.

Author gives strong, clear portrait of U.S. priest killed in Guatemala
Mar 18 2016
Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda tells the inspiring story of Father Stanley Rother, from his days of growing up in rural Oklahoma to giving his life for the people of Guatemala.

Movie Review: 'Miracles From Heaven'
Mar 18 2016
A wife and the mother of three daughters, Christy (Jennifer Garner) is going about her everyday life in the Fort Worth area of Texas when tragedy strikes without warning,

Movie Review: 'London Has Fallen'
Mar 10 2016
When North Korean terrorists besiege the White House in 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) leaps into action.

Saints and Spies: Pope Pius XII’s secret war against Hitler
Mar 10 2016
Pope Pius XII, who some critics say remained silent during the Holocaust, played a pivotal role in coordinating covert spy operations and efforts to take down Adolf Hitler, a U.S. author said.

'Condemned' movie series featured in March on TCM
Mar 05 2016
For three decades, the Catholic Legion of Decency held great sway not only over Catholic movie audiences but also the Hollywood film industry.

Movie Review: ‘Race’
Feb 26 2016
Run, don't walk, to the nearest multiplex and see “Race” (Focus), a supremely entertaining biopic about Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens

Movie Review: ‘Risen'
Feb 23 2016
Fine acting, lavish settings and the sense of humor frequently evident in Reynolds’ script all add up to an unusually effective big-screen treatment of the origins of Christianity.

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool’
Feb 18 2016
There’s punk in the fancy, cultural, Johnny Rotten sense of the term, and then there’s the plain old meaning of the word before it went all meta on us.

Movie Review: 'How to Be Single'
Feb 17 2016
There’s a disconcerting moral snag in “How to Be Single,” an otherwise appealing, if slightly raunchy, romantic comedy.

Movie Review: 'Hail, Caesar!'
Feb 11 2016
The film contains a complex treatment of religious themes, including some irreverent humor, comic references to homosexuality, as well as a couple of uses of profanity and of crass language.

'Simple, not silly': Children's questions become book by Pope Francis
Feb 07 2016
"What did God do before the world was made?" one child asked. "Do bad people have a guardian angel, too?" asked another.