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NEW YORK - Time was when the biblical extravaganza was a Hollywood staple.

A view from the Old Testament needed to understand Jesus

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Burn your self-help books and follow the Divine Word to be happy, says Fr. Robert Barron in his new six-part study program Priest, Prophet, King.

The truth behind the lie

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The film is called The Good Lie but if offers a lot of truth. 

Refuting Woody Allen’s bleak world view

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I was chagrined, but not entirely surprised, when I read Woody Allen’s recent ruminations on ultimate things. To be blunt, he could not be any bleaker regarding the issue of meaning in the universe. 

Understanding paths to, from the Church

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TORONTO - My Brother’s Vows gives us the story of siblings who are running — one towards the Catholic Church and the other away from it. 

Teaching life beyond the football field

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Genius looks like Bob “Coach Lad” Ladouceur, who led the De La Salle High School Spartans into the football history books.

Diversity is The Giver of life, film teaches

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Depicting a society in which every aspect of daily life is state-controlled — even birth and death — The Giver takes moviegoers on a journey from childhood naiveté to the harsh realities of shattered innocence.

Discovering yourself along the Camino

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When you walk the Camino de Santiago, what you think will be hard is easy and what you think will be easy is hard. That's the advice Annie O'Neil gives after embarking on the 805-km pilgrimage known as the Camino Francés from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to Santiago, Spain, the most popular of the Way of St. James. 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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NEW YORK - Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (Fox).

Antonio Banderas may be cast as Pope Francis in biopic

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ROME - Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff.

Film examines Cardinal's Lustiger's conflict between his roots, Catholicism

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In the era in which Catholics saw their first Polish pope, the Church in France saw its first Jewish cardinal.