Roma Downey’s book, “Box of Butterflies,” is a lavishly designed “scrapbook” of favorite poems and pictures, memories and friendships. At its heart, however, the lesson is that life — like a butterfly — is a fragile gift that must be appreciated and never taken for granted.
Bluegrass music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Dominicans, but for the 10 Dominican brothers and priests at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington who recently released their debut album, “The Hillbilly Thomists,” the two have a lot in common.
In “I Feel Pretty” (STX), the latest Amy Schumer comedy, a tumble during a Soul Cycle workout gives her out-of-shape character the reverse of body dysmorphic disorder. Thus she sees herself as slim, beautiful and perfect — and this supercharges her self-esteem, transforming her romantic life and her career.
The tour looked just like any other group tour, guided by film director William Friedkin, who returned to Georgetown University in Washington, where several key scenes of his 1973 movie classic “The Exorcist” were shot.
According to William Friedkin, director and narrator of “The Devil and Father Amorth” (The Orchard), his brief, mostly straightforward documentary includes just such a novelty: the first authorized footage of a Catholic exorcism.
For Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s book, “Dearest Children: A Message Inspired by Father Edward J. Flanagan,” each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep.
Recorded history typically is the privilege of the famous, powerful and wealthy, and that’s the same for institutions as for individuals. And for the Catholic Church, there’s never been any shortage of preservation of theological documents.
Every word matters in “Beirut” (Bleecker Street), an espionage thriller set in 1982 during the Lebanese civil war.
Those looking for a film that seriously engages with the human condition or advances the art of cinema will not find what they’re looking for in “Rampage” (Warner Bros.).
Finance and the economy effect every person and every society, playing a large part in “determining the quality of life and even death” and the degree to which a person’s life is worthy of his or her God-given dignity, the pope said in the introduction to the book “Potere e Denaro” (“Power and Money”) which was released April 12.
“To Light a Fire on the Earth” is written by John Allen Jr. who poses various questions to Bishop Robert E. Barron on a wide range of topics, including Bishop Baron’s early life, his seminary days, early influences, beauty, truth, goodness and, of course, evangelization.
Bishop Tom R. Zinkula of Davenport takes his cue from Pope Francis. Go out to the peripheries, to the margins. Be a shepherd who lives with the smell of sheep.
The 88-year-old Sister Megan Rice, a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, was invited to a congressional hearing, spoke at the United Nations in New York City and is now touring the country as the star of a new documentary.