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Penguins, a movie for all ages
This is a scene from the documentary
This is a scene from the documentary "Penguins." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I – general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G – general audiences. All Ages Admitted. CNS photo/Disneynature
NEW YORK – At once the profile of a plucky 5-year-old Adelie penguin the filmmakers dub "Steve" and an introduction to his species as a whole, "Penguins" (Disneynature) is a winning documentary. More ...
Friday, April 19, 2019

New diocesan video highlights impact of prison ministry
The Mid-State Correctional Facility in Wrightstown is a specialized treatment center designed to rehabilitate male inmates also struggling with addictions. It is also a place where the incarcerated can have spiritual needs met with help of the Diocese’s prison ministry. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
'Breakthrough' a faith-affirming story
NEW YORK – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” More ...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
NEW YORK – "Ain't nobody got time for reality," says Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), the successful but outrageously rude Atlanta businesswoman at the center of the comic fantasy "Little" (Universal). More ...
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Best of Enemies
NEW YORK – "The Best of Enemies" (STX) is an appealing fact-based drama that promotes humane values and Gospel-guided behavior.  More ...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Shazam! includes lessons of faith, life
NEW YORK – Family life is exalted over egotistical self-reliance in "Shazam!" (Warner Bros.), director David F. Sandberg's DC Comics-based origin story. More ...
Friday, April 5, 2019
The Mustang
NEW YORK – You might think of "The Mustang" (Focus) as an animal tale for grown-ups. Happily, the old classic formula of a man just needing the love of a good horse has lost none of its luster. More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
NEW YORK – The hard-hitting, fact-based drama "Unplanned" (Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the reality of what happens when a baby is aborted. More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Photo exhibit shows saint's impact on people of San Salvador
St. Oscar Romero, newly canonized in October and remembered for his defense of the San Salvadoran people amid his country’s civil war, was the subject of a unique photo exhibit in St. George Church, Titusville. More ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Papal Holy Week, Easter schedule released, available on EWTN
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2019. More ...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
'Dumbo' teaches lesson about judging appearances
NEW YORK – The sight of a cuddly baby elephant taking to the skies is clearly meant to send spirits soaring in "Dumbo" (Disney), director Tim Burton's live-action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic. More ...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Cyber attack targets Domestic Church Media audio files

Catholic media apostolate Domestic Church Media, Ewing, experienced a cyber attack March 14, with two computers at the apostolate’s radio studio infected with ransomware.

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Book Review: Roman 'holiday' a journey through history, art, faith

Anyone who’s ever thought of changing lanes smack-dab in the middle of the busyness of life, take heart: You can veer off the road quite successfully.

In fact, it may lead you on a journey – both physical and spiritual – across the globe.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

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