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WASHINGTON - The upcoming movie Son of God should be seen as “a love story,” according to two of its executive producers, the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Salt+Light doc introduces pre-papal Francis

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When Pope Francis was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he would often pass by Estevina Sánchez, a beggar in the streets of Buenos Aires. Before leaving, the last thing he’d always say to her was “Pray for me. Alleluia.”

The Triumph still screened at Cineplex

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The Triumph, a popular documentary about Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia will be screened as originally scheduled at Cineplex facilities across Canada following a resolution of issues between the theatre giant and the Ave Maria Centre.

Gravity opens the door to the reality of God

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Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is the most visually arresting movie since Avatar. Its special effects have been quite rightly characterized as revolutionary and groundbreaking. But what is perhaps most surprising about this stunning film is its clear and profound religious import. 

Taking aim at ‘dumbed-down’ Catholicism

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The Church is not on a mission, it is a mission.

 

Catholic film censor to re-examine its role

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OTTAWA - A Quebec organization founded by the Canadian bishops more than 50 years ago to censor films will be re-examining its mission under a new CEO.

RED 2

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NEW YORK - Those "retired and extremely dangerous" (RED) secret agents are back on the case in "RED 2" (Summit), a lively sequel to the 2010 film based on the graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.

The Conjuring

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NEW YORK - Movies involving demonic possession and Catholic faith practices always are an uncomfortable mix, as in "The Conjuring" (Warner Bros.).

With Superman, right makes might

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There is a moment during the Zack Snyder film Man of Steel where we witness a convergence of two of the most recognized icons in the western world: the cross and the “S” on Superman’s chest.

There is no escaping moral judgment

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The appearance of yet another film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby provides the occasion for reflecting on what many consider the great American novel.

Dallaire a voice for the children

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Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire asks Anzoyo Tsukia, “Is Joseph Kony the devil incarnate?” A rosary hanging from her neck, she replies that Kony looks normal but everything he does is diabolical.