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 […]
What gets 16-year-old McLaughlin through the stress and pressure that inevitably comes with competing with some of the world’s top athletes? Her Christian faith.
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 […]
Fans of Mother Angelica and EWTN will be taken with this book as they were with the earlier volumes, to the point that both became New York Times best-sellers.
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.
Initially stylish but ultimately ridiculous and chaotic, the DC comics-based adventure “Suicide Squad” (Warner Bros.) also features some dubious moral values.
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, […]
A former pro football player who is the subject of a new documentary about his life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, told a crowd at St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans to “relentlessly seek your purpose.”
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 […]