‘The Exorcist’: Season-Two Premiere Date Set for Fox’s Exorcism Drama

Fox has set premiere dates for a bunch of new and returning shows, including season two of "The Exorcist," its surprisingly good -- and Catholic -- drama based on the 1970s William Peter Blatty book and movie.Take a look ... Sunday, Sept. 10 8 p.m. — THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)Sunday, Sept. 17 8 p.m. — THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)Tuesday, Sept. 26 8 p.m. — LETHAL WEAPON 9 p.m. — THE MICK 9:30 — BROOKLYN NINE-NINEWednesday, Sept. 27 8 p.m. … [Read more...]

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Baptist ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld Isn’t Afraid of Sex and Violence

The Old Testament is full of sex and violence, but if those sneak into the creations of Christian artists, it's considered a no-no. Profanity is just as taboo. I just read an article where the writer's upset because Hillsong used "hell" in a song. By that standard, "Deadpool" should be burned at the stake. What is "Deadpool"? Originally introduced in Marvel comic books, "Deadpool" is the creation of artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza. He's the costumed alter ego of disfigured m … [Read more...]

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Tim Allen of ‘Last Man Standing’: Good and Bad News on His Birthday

Happy Birthday, Tim Allen! We're sure he's having a good one, and, but for recent events, it might have even been better.From my other home at the Faith & Family Media Blog: On June 13, comedian and actor Tim Allen turns 63 years old — and there’s good news and bad news. He’s had two successful sitcoms on ABC, one of which was just unexpectedly canceled. On the other hand, he’s sober, is the father of two daughters and has rediscovered his Christian faith.Derailed by his father’s dea … [Read more...]

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Ex-‘Top Gear’ Host Richard Hammond Cheats Death in Fiery ‘Grand Tour’ Crash

Writer, auto enthusiast and TV host Richard Hammond cheats death -- again -- in a fiery auto crash during filming on season two of his Amazon Prime show "The Grand Tour." He didn't walk away unscathed, but looking at photos from the accident (supplied by Amazon Studios), this is one very lucky man.The former host of the BBC's "Top Gear" -- who, along with James May, followed fellow host Jeremy Clarkson out of that show and into "The Grand Tour" -- was filming for the auto-centric … [Read more...]

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‘The Book of Tobit’: A Boy, a Girl, an Angel … and a Dog

All this week in the daily Mass readings, we're hearing the Book of Tobit, which I have to say is one of my personal favorites.Tobit is the only time in Scripture that we meet the Archangel Raphael, whose name means "God Heals." It's also the only time a dog appears as a domestic pet. There's a quest, adventures, miraculous healing, and a wedding with God at its center.It's generally understood that Tobit, probably written early in the second century. B.C., is not meant as an historical … [Read more...]

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‘Outcasts’: Doc Profiles Franciscan Friars on the Edge

In poor and dangerous areas, working with the ailing, the homeless, prisoners, prostitutes and those losing hope, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal carry the Gospel to all God's people -- and now you'll get to see them in action.A new article in The Catholic Spirit, the official publication of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, profiles Clifford Azize, a parishioner of All Saints in Lakeville, Minnesota, and the director of the new documentary "Outcasts," from Grassroots … [Read more...]

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Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’: Thoughts and Questions on the Murder of Sister Cathy

I've finished Netflix's "The Keepers," which launched on May 19, and I have thoughts and questions. Bear with me.If you haven't seen the whole series, stop reading now and come back when you have. I'm going to make spoilery comments, and I'm going to reference things I'm not going to explain. You've been warned.Some statements up front:I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I don't deny they sometimes exist. Two things can be true at once. Neither victims or perpetrators should be … [Read more...]

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Christianity at Cannes 2017: Vatican, Pope Francis, Fatima, Joan of Arc … and Jesus vs. Zombies

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival ends on Sunday in Cannes, France, and -- for good or otherwise -- Christian-themed films and the Catholic Church have been part of the scene.The prestigious event, which includes scripted films and documentaries, is by invitation only. The top award is the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm), handed out to the best film presented.Along with actual films, Cannes is also a place to make announcements about upcoming projects and talk about the film industry in g … [Read more...]

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Mark Rober’s Epic Hot Wheels Race … It’s Science!

Some things are just pure joy -- like this amazing video of an epic, stunt-filled Hot Wheels race among the "A-Team" van, KITT from "Knight Rider," the Mystery Machine from "Scooby Doo," the wagon from "Ghostbusters" and the DeLorean from "Back to the Future."Strap in for a wild ride:https://youtu.be/vNds3PIBqnQAnd here's how he made it:https://youtu.be/X6cC_n1lr4UDoesn't get better than that.Here's a bit more about Mark Rober, from his YouTube channel:He's also … [Read more...]

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HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Everyone (Including the Unborn) Gets to Be Human

A pro-life message can sneak into the most amazing places, even HBO's "Silicon Valley."The Sunday, May 21, episode, called "Blood Boy," was the usual cornucopia of oddities that is the half-hour comedy about Pied Piper, a constantly pivoting startup company in the tech mecca of Palo Alto, California. It featured things we've come to expect from the show -- copious amounts of profanity and off-color sophomoric humor (but zero actual sex scenes), sharp social commentary, quirky yet endearing c … [Read more...]

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