“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...]

Attend the Premiere of “Mary of Nazareth” with the Film’s Star (and me!)

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A few weeks ago, I shared with you about the beautiful movie “Mary of Nazareth”. Today, I’m thrilled to invite you to join me at the film’s Premiere on Friday, October 11th at San Francisco’s AMC Metreon Theater. Here’s the basic information from the Premiere website: Join us for the premiere of Mary of Nazareth on Friday, [Read More...]

Mary of Nazareth: Compelling Film Brings Mary’s “Yes” to Life

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I recently had the great privilege of pre-screening an amazing new movie, Mary of Nazareth, an epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. The film will become available for sponsored screenings in theaters through Ignatius Press and Carmel Communications beginning  October 1, 2013. [Read More...]


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