FILMS AND BOOKS

FILMS AND BOOKS

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Jennifer Fulwiler had no faith with which to take a leap. The big questions of life always nagged her and as she grew, she began to understand that her father’s science did not explain all things.

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Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

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Mark Hart of Life Teen wastes no time getting to the heart of the matter in his new book, “Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass,” when he illustrates the lengths to which people will go to obtain something upon which they place great value — camping out for days for movie tickets, new products, lotteries, silly game shows, etc.

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Patrons are unlikely to walk away from the overstuffed but diverting 3-D comic-book sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" feeling that they've failed to get their money's worth.

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A Maryland-based catechist and writer reviews a book by a professor emeritus at Arizona State University and twice a Fulbright fellow, who begins "The Catholic Labyrinth" with these words, "The argument of this book is not that Catholicism changes ... the story concerns how the church changes and by how much, and the direction of the change as well."

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When local author Sherry Boas decided to branch off into children’s books, she didn’t have to go too far for inspiration.

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Catholic News Service's media editor reviews a service from Canada called Ameba, which offers streaming video for kids. Content is entertaining, educational and music-based.

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If we’ve been paying attention as Catholics, we’ve heard or read the figures: Catholicism is bleeding like a ripe tomato in a meat grinder;...

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The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" and 2012's "The Avengers."

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These two slim paperbacks serve up substantial food for thought about the sacredness of the family dinner table: "Table of Plenty: Good Food for Body and Spirit" and "Epic Food Fight"

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