Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (CNA/EWTN News) – Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year’s summer Olympic games in Rio. Biles, a record-shattering gymnast with a sparkling smile and bubbly energy that shines through her routines, is the U.S. gymnastics team fan favorite and the gymnast to beat […]
NEW YORK (CNS) — “Love is an emotion, and emotions aren’t rational,” a character muses midway through writer-director Woody Allen’s seriocomic “Cafe Society” (Lionsgate). This variation on “the heart wants what the heart wants” — a saying ultimately traceable, in a slightly different form, to an Emily Dickinson poem — is not a lucid theme […]
Encouraged by his family, Lopez took to taekwondo at a young age. His parents thought the martial arts would be good for character development. Soon the entire family was deeply invested in the sport.
NEW YORK (CNS) — It must have been a slow day in Hollywood when the proposal for the vapid comedy “Nine Lives” (EuropaCorp) got the green light. Or perhaps someone behind the scenes saw some potential in the project that failed to make it to the screen. Either way, the dead-on-arrival result, in which Kevin […]
The Vatican will anticipate the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata with a special postage stamp, which will be released Sept. 2, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint.
Set in the early 1950s, the challenging drama “Indignation” (Summit) portrays a version of American society that in many ways — and for both good and ill — no longer exists.
If you’re at World Youth Day in Poland this week, or have been following the coverage, you’ve probably seen the blue, red and yellow graphic designs of saints like John Paul II and St. Faustina lining the streets of Krakow.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — When Thea LaFond, a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Silver Spring, found out she would be headed to the Olympics, the first thing she did was thank God and ask: “How did you do this, God? How did this happen?” She will represent her home country, Dominica, […]
In his encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis does not mince words: “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As fencer Kat Holmes was going through the Olympic trials, she had “an almost ongoing conversation with God.” She said she was “constantly asking for reassurance and strength that I could do it, that I really could qualify, that I could keep going.” “When things were really getting rough, I remembered a […]
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pro basketball player Kevin Lisch works hard at his game. He played Division I ball at St. Louis University, was up for the NBA draft when he graduated in 2009, has won championships for pro teams in Spain, France and Australia and is heading to Rio de Janeiro to represent Australia, months […]