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‘Terminator Genisys’ travels time, blowing up past and future

Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger star in a scene from the movie "Terminator: Genisys." (CNS photo/Paramount) Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in the rebooted sci-fi classic designed as the first installment in a new trilogy. Once again, it’s up to John Connor to save the future of mankind.


Author delivers fascinating tale about medieval church women’s group

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

The Wisdom of the BeguineThe Beguines are a fascinating group of women, and the more one learns about them, the more intriguing they become. Benedictine Sister Laura Swan has written a book that is clear and not technical, accessible and balanced to those unfamiliar with these unique figures, while full of information for those who may already know something about them.


Book offers Catholic guide to raising a happy baby

Posted on June 26th, 2015

Then Comes BabyIf you are the type of parent who is open to different points of view on parenting (or can skip right past them) and are looking for a perspective that is inspired by Catholic ideas, then this book will provide helpful insight into how to raise a happy baby as happy parents.


Movie review: Max

Robbie Amell stars in a scene from the movie "Max." (CNS photo/Warner Bros. Pictures) Posted on June 26th, 2015

Following in the esteemed paw prints of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie comes “Max” (Warner Bros.), a heroic canine on a mission to vanquish evil while mending a broken family.


In ‘Dope,’ kids make a killing with deadly dealing

Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons and Tony Revolori star in a scene from the movie "Dope." (CNS photo/Open Road Films) Posted on June 22nd, 2015

If 1983’s “Risky Business” legitimized prostitution from one’s home in order to attend Princeton, “Dope” does the same with drug dealing to go to Harvard.


Children’s reading: books to pray, learn with all summer long

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Childrens booksThe following books are suitable for summer reading


Collection of Hollywood faith tales fails to separate hooey from holy

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Oasis-Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends_Presenting lives of a few Hollywood entertainers of the previous century as examples of Christian, and specifically Catholic, faith is fraught with peril.


Movie review: Inside Out

Animated characters Fear, Joy and Disgust appear in the movie "Inside Out." T (CNS photo/courtesy Disney-Pixar) Posted on June 19th, 2015

While the tiniest film fans might be put off by the peril in which its characters occasionally find themselves, the splendid comedy “Inside Out” (Disney) offers all others outstanding entertainment founded on strong values.


Best-seller turns into award-winning movie

Olivia Cooke and Thomas Mann star in a scene from the movie "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."  (CNS photo/Fox Searchlight) Posted on June 19th, 2015

Grown moviegoers will find much to like about the sensitive — though ultimately shallow — drama “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” top winner at the Sundance Film Festival.


Director of Signis Award-winning film just hoped to ‘make a good movie’

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is seen on the set of the movie "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl." (CNS photo/Fox Searchlight) Posted on June 19th, 2015

It’s easier to win an award at the annual Sundance Film Festival, because Sundance gives so many of them, than to win the Signis Award in the United States.


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