Weekend calendar: June 22-24

Fortnight for Freedom — A two-week, nationwide period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom. Details. 8:30 a.m. June 22 at St....

‘Gimme Shelter’ film highlights plight of homeless pregnant teens

Pro-life leaders from around the Diocese of Phoenix were treated to a preview Dec. 13 of “Gimme Shelter,” a film that chronicles the story of Apple Bailey, a young girl who flees from her drug-addicted, prostitute mother and seeks help from her biological father.

FILMS: ‘Think Like A Man’: Reassuring, though secular-minded view of finding love

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Four couples learn lessons about maturity and mutual respect in "Think Like A Man" (Screen Gems), a sprawling romantic comedy...

Faith an essential part of story for real-life heroes of ’15:17 to Paris’

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the memoir the men co-wrote with Jeffrey E. Stern, the film traces their journeys from youth to adulthood, showing how their life experiences prepared them to react as they did when a terrorist attacked a Paris-bound train.
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Son’s meeting with birth mother who nearly aborted him made into film

As for his adoptive parents, "they're excited as well to see what happens with the film and to see how many people we can impact."

Streaming TV for pre-teens: Fraught with peril or promise?

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.

‘A Christmas Candle’: A meditation on faith and works

Sure, department stores are putting up decorations and the radio might be playing the right music, but the best way to get into the...

‘Bible’ miniseries aims to make ’emotional connection’ with audience

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have pulled off the making of a 10-hour miniseries, "The Bible," that gets its premiere Sunday, March 3, on the History cable channel.

FILMS: ‘The Lucky One’: At times like an iced tea commercial, film is adult-only...

Ah, how time flies. Wasn't it only yesterday that we were watching Zac Efron sing and dance his way through high school? And here...
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British actor didn’t play title role of Paul in movie: ‘It played me’

An entire page of notes on how to play Paul — nothing precise but overall notes on how to approach it, helped. "I've never had a director do something so tellingly about a character," he said.