Actor Mark Wahlberg, a native of Boston, where the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors held its annual conference Sept. 30–Oct.7, made the homemade video shown to those who attended, and later posted on Diocese of Providence vocations office Facebook page.
New iPhone updates are among the things we love to hate, and the new iOS10 update is garnering just as much angst and ire as its predecessors.
Written and drawn by British cartoonist Tom Gauld, “Mooncop” follows a policeman in an unknown year in an alternate future as he concludes his patrols of the lunar surface. The officer, whose name is not given, watches as the last few members of a once-promising colony return to Earth and the handful of remaining structures are dismantled.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Director Tim Burton is on his home turf with the gothic fantasy “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Fox). While his adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel is mildly entertaining, however, it’s hobbled by an overly complicated premise and by the head-scratching implications of time travel. Bridging the film’s two settings, […]
Jesuit Father Sean Salai provides a lot of information in “What Would Pope Francis Do?” — a relatively short but well-written book that is particularly suitable for young Catholics. Six thematic chapters (on longing, closeness, dignity, weariness, tenderness and Mary) reflect on Pope Francis’ teachings from his 2013 exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”).
It seems obvious that bank robbery, especially in real life, makes a better subject for drama than for comedy. And nothing in the Zach Galifianakis vehicle “Masterminds” (Relativity) — a comic recounting of the 1997 “hillbilly heist” from an armored-car firm in North Carolina — does anything to undermine that easily-arrived-at conclusion.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Audiences of the 1970s were fed a steady diet of fictional disaster movies. Ocean liners capsized, skyscrapers burned and planes were imperiled. Whatever the nature of the threat, endangered characters, whether plucky or pusillanimous, tried to see it through in the conviction that (to quote the popular theme song of 1972’s […]
The remake of “Ben-Hur,” the cable-TV drama “Ray Donovan” and the documentary series “The Story of God” were named winners of the 2016 Catholics in Media Awards, presented annually by Catholics in Media Associates.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Benedictine Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died Sept. 25 in Pittsburgh. It wasn’t the first time Archabbot Nowicki had visited Palmer that day. Palmer, 87, was in a hospital awaiting a heart operation scheduled for Sept. 26. “I […]
Popular culture’s relentless drive to portray a homosexual lifestyle as merely one more form of diversity and its view of out-of-wedlock motherhood as a respectable choice, at least for mature women, mars the otherwise unobjectionable animated comedy “Storks” (Warner Bros.).
“Red, White, Blue and Catholic” by Stephen P. White. Liguori (Liguori, Missouri, 2016). 101 pp., $12.99. “Almighty Matters: God’s Hidden Politics in the Bible” by Nicholas Berry. Resource Publications (Eugene, Oregon, 2016) 135 pp., $21. Stephen White is a fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. In “Red, White, […]
It’s not every day that music fans in Central Minnesota have the opportunity to see a country superstar perform right in their own backyard. But Rock the Prairie — a fundraiser for the Mother of Mercy Senior Living Care Campus — was that rare opportunity.
Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, 28, just won the Best Visual Effects Emmy Award as part of the team at Rodeo FX, the Montreal studio that makes the special effects for “Game of Thrones.” Now at the top, Montminy-Brodeur smiles when he thinks about the work he used to do for the Archdiocese of Quebec a few years ago.
Kiala is one of the four refugees taken in by Caritas, charitable agency of the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, who are showing their work at the Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow). The exhibition, dubbed “Possible Horizons: Art as a Refuge,” has attracted visitors from all over the world, including those in the city for the Paralympics, which ended Sept. 18.