Prioritization, not polarization, is Catholic media’s role, bishop says

The top priority of the church is to "proclaim the word of God," said Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles in a June 10 keynote address during the Catholic Media Conference.

Mysteries, dragons, saints fill summer reading for Catholic youth

The following books are suitable for summer reading.

Continuity in particularity: Cardinal looks at Pope Francis, Benedict XVI

Between Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI, there is "continuity of magisterium and particularity in pastoral style," but even more, there is "a living communion of affection."

FILMS: ‘Fatima’ a welcome affirmation of faith in the midst of worldwide challenges

The new film "Fatima" is a fact-based drama that recounts what may rank as the most remarkable series of religious events of modern times.

FILMS: Greyhound

World War II drama follows the captain of a U.S. destroyer (Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay) as, over a period of five days, the convoy of troop transports and supply ships his vessel is helping to protect passes across the area of the North Atlantic beyond the reach of Allied air support. The skipper's Christian faith is prominent in Hanks' script, adapted from C.S. Forrester's 1955 novel "The Good Shepherd."

Pandemic prompts makers of ‘Fatima’ film to delay its release to theaters

NEW YORK (CNS) — Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fatima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

‘Disney+’ streaming options with Christian themes

Social distancing has become the new normal and for all of us, and that means not being able to go to the movie theater. Thanks to modern technology, there are hundreds of movies available via streaming services, making it possible to bring the magic of the movie theater into your own home.

Sheltering in place? Teens can be entertained in place

NEW YORK (CNS) — Parents of teens sheltering in place may be balancing the hope of keeping them entertained with concerns about the content available to them via streaming services. The following, in alphabetical order, are reviews of some shows parents can feel comfortable suggesting to their adolescents.

Vatican releases book of pope’s homilies, prayers for ‘difficult times’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican published a free downloadable book of Pope Francis’ prayers and homilies responding to the trial and suffering of the coronavirus pandemic.

Archbishop Sheen’s niece recalls happy times with her uncle in new book

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a child, Joan Sheen Cunningham got to travel with her parents from their Illinois home to visit her uncle, first in Washington, then later in New York City.