Parents looking to lure their youngsters away from digital devices and toward material that might foster reading and imagination should consider the work of legendary Disney comic book artist Carl Barks.
“God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More,” a new exhibit featuring artifacts revolving around St. Thomas More has opened at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., and will run through March, 2017.
Elia Kazan’s “Pinky” (1949), starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters and William Lundigan, is this week’s featured film in Father Robert Lauder’s 52nd Friday Film Festival at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. The diocesan Office of Faith Formation, School of Evangelization co-sponsors the festival.
Helping college students to think deeply about philosophical questions is not easy. The task of the teacher is to make philosophical questions real for the students, to help them make the questions and topics in a course their questions and topics.
Artist Ted DeGrazia left behind spiritual paintings that have been inspiring people for decades. Yet, he thought he was not holy enough to paint for the church.
While the outstanding films of the year just past covered a wide range of traditional genres, from sci-fi adventures to sports stories, fact-based titles predominated to a notable degree.
The occasion of the Swedish-born actress’ centennial – she was born Aug. 29, 1915 – has spurred lavish retrospectives of her films worldwide, including events at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in and the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a movie set in Hollywood, Scott Borgman was hooking a camera to the bottom of a vintage car when he told a fellow key-grip about his decision to go to France and enter the seminary. “He stopped what he was doing, put the tools down, and said, ‘Scott, I think […]
By Christopher Heffron THE OPPORTUNITY to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing. It’s certainly something of a novelty, given the current television culture, to see the story of Jesus’ earthly life – or its aftermath – unfold in a mass-media format. Yet audiences are at the […]
By John Mulderig More than most heist movies, the flimsy crime drama “Focus” (Warner Bros.) glamorizes wrongdoing. Add to that the lax sexual morals and gritty vocabulary of its characters, and the resulting package can be considered suitable for very few. Directors and co-writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s slick little jaunt through the underworld […]