The Way of the Cross: #RosaryCrawl Unites Us in Prayer

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I am pleased to be a part of the “MARY of NAZARETH” Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl, along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more, visit the Rosary Crawl itinerary here. I remember the night I sat in a movie theater and participated as a sold out audience watched a premier of the film Mary of Nazareth. Seated [Read More...]

The Song: A Profound and Enjoyable Movie Experience

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The Song is not a simple movie, but I believe it is a profound one, and an incredibly important one. As I sat watching a screener on a recent summer evening, I paused my version more than once to let portions of the dialogue sink in. Frankly, I also needed to get up and grab [Read More...]

“The Identical” Looks Awesome!

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Take a peek at the trailer for The Identical, coming out in theaters on September 5th. I think it looks awesome! Starring Good Fellas alum, Ray Liotta as Pastor Reece Wade, the Divergent’ s Ashley Judd and new comer Blake Rayne! A pastor’s son who feels a call to sing, not preach, learns a shocking [Read More...]

Stream Awesome Ignatius Press Films Online

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This is tremendous news from Ignatius Press, the creator of some amazing, family-friendly feature films. Moderately priced, the films are viewable for seven days following the initial purchase via the website: SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 – Ignatius Press has good news for people who enjoy their high quality, family friendly, faith-filled Christian films: now 42 of [Read More...]

Can a Catholic Learn Anything from the “Kumare” Documentary?

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Somehow it passed me by two years ago when it made its appearance in theaters, but since it was on sale for .99 on the Google Play store, I ended up watching Kumare on the plane yesterday. Here’s the trailer for those who are as clueless as I was about the documentary: The film’s website says [Read More...]

“Irreplaceable” Looks at “Family” in Today’s World

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Tomorrow night, in 700+ theaters around the country,  the question “What is family?” will be addressed head on with a nationwide screening of the film “Irreplaceable”. I haven’t yet seen the full film, but the portions that I have watched encourage me that this is an opportunity to discuss an ever-evolving issue in our society. The [Read More...]

A Catholic Mom on the Red Carpet!

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Last night was one of those “pinch me” moments when you stop and say to yourself, “How is this happening?” I was blessed to attend the premiere of the new film Moms’ Night Out. Today, I’m spending the day in Hollywood to attend a press junket and to interview the cast and crew. I’ve shared [Read More...]

What’s Your Favorite Movie? See What Pope Francis Said!

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What would you say if someone asked you to name your all-time favorite movie? You can find out how I answered that question — along with Fr. James Martin S.J., Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Sr. Rose Pacatte, Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, and even Pope Francis(!) — by taking a little visit to Loyola Press’ Arts and Faith blog. Share [Read More...]

“Mary of Nazareth” Film a Gift for the New Evangelization

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On Friday, October 11, I had the true blessing of attending the North American Premiere of the gorgeous new film Mary of Nazareth. Even before attending the sold-out opener of this lovely look at the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I had already seen a pre-screener of the film and knew its vast potential [Read More...]

Venerable Fulton Sheen “Servant of All” Documentary

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A Facebook invitation I was thoroughly sad to decline due to distance beckoned me to a Toronto screening of “Servant of All” on the life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It’s a great reminder to share with you the trailer for the new documentary: This preview is for the powerful new one-hour documentary, “Archbishop Fulton [Read More...]


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