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“Wraith” mixes admirable message, disturbing premise

An earnest but flawed horror tale about a family of three — parents Jackson Hurst and Ali Hillis and teen daughter Catherine Frances — whose Victorian home in Neenah, Wisconsin, … more

“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” highlights Pope, 21st-century papacy

Veteran filmmaker Wim Wenders respectfully profiles the current successor of St. Peter in the well-crafted, sometimes moving documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” … more

Media literacy and adolescents: a good fit, but it could be better

Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological … more

Sainthood candidate Fr. Flanagan inspires new children’s book

Each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep. And each was necessary for Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s … more

What’s the buzz? A live TV version of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Easter

Television viewers on Easter weekend will be pulled from the Old Testament on Holy Saturday to the New Testament on Easter. ABC is showing the Cecil B. DeMille movie classic “The Ten … more

MOVIE RATINGS — print edition of March 23, 2018

The following ratings are supplied by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Film and Broadcasting Office. Visit www.usccb.org for current reviews.   A-II — Adults and … more

New Testament prof sorts out plausible, implausible in new ‘Paul’ movie

Don’t take everything you see in the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” as, well, gospel. Even the filmmakers have said much of what is on screen is conjecture. Compared … more

Faith shines through as bishop recounts grim captivity in Iraq

Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad, by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2017). 169 pp., $25.   “You don’t hate … more

MOVIE RATINGS — print edition of March 9, 2018

The following ratings are supplied by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Film and Broadcasting Office. Visit www.usccb.org for current reviews.   A-II — Adults and … more

‘Paul’ film producer: ‘Real important to tell the story of God’s mercy’

Every story has a message within.   So does every movie — and every biblically-based movie as well. With the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Eric Groth, one … more

By the final reel: films for Lent with conversion themes

Lent is intended to be a season of ongoing conversion for the baptized, as well as of increasing conformity to the message of the Gospel among catechumens and those coming into full communion with … more

MOVIE RATINGS — print edition of Feb. 23, 2018

The following ratings are supplied by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Film and Broadcasting Office. Visit www.usccb.org for current reviews.   A-I General Patronage Paddington 2 … more

MEDIA: Embellished, Bible-based ‘Samson’ is violent but mostly entertaining

While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited, biblically-based drama “Samson” (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man’s story for … more
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