Film recalls Pope John Paul II’s 1979 visit to Ireland, plea for peace

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new documentary, “John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace,” makes the case that the pope’s trip to Ireland in 1979 played a key role in ending the Troubles and bringing about peace in Northern Ireland.

Prof battles hook-up culture in documentary on modern dating

A creative homework assignment at Boston College stemmed genuine — but short — date nights, a documentary and now a DVD on the challenge but importance of traditional dating.
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Documentary highlights challenges of dating in today’s culture

Dating has been replaced by “hooking up” and “hanging out,” making the traditional days of “courtship” obsolete. Or, has it?
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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.
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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."

By the final reel: films for Lent with conversion themes

Ten films that showcase characters experiencing a positive change of heart, mind or outlook, something Catholics strive for daily, particularly in Lent.

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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Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Fr. Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981.
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Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma muestra video de Padre Rother

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — La Arquidiócesis de Oklahoma ha emitido un video de tres minutos de un documental sobre el P. Stanley Rother, sacerdote estadounidense que trabajó en Guatemala durante 14 años hasta que fue brutalmente asesinado en 1981.
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Explore prison life, then mentor Catholic inmates [VIDEO]

"Inside Peace" is an award-winning 2016 documentary that introduces viewers to three men doing hard time. See it and see how you might be called to support Prison Ministry.