Peter Zelasko

Peter Zelasko

Peter Zelasko is the Social Media Manager and a Producer for Catholic News Agency. He has a BA in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, and he's interested in 20th-century history, classical architecture, trivia, and live comedy.

Articles by Peter Zelasko

NBC brings stories of the early Christian Church to network television

Apr 4, 2015 / 07:08 am

If history is any indication, millions of Americans will be tuning into the premiere of a new television series depicting the early Christian Church this Easter.

Put your faith first, Olympian encourages young Catholics

Feb 13, 2014 / 04:02 am

Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put their Catholic faith above everything else in life.

Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus

Sep 18, 2012 / 03:10 am

On Sept. 13, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver opened a new chapter in the history of the Augustine Institute by blessing and dedicating a new campus for the Catholic graduate school which focuses on the New Evangelization.

'Last Ounce of Courage' aims to fuel dialogue on religious freedom

Aug 23, 2012 / 17:06 pm

The upcoming family-friendly film, “Last Ounce of Courage” by screenwriter Darrel Campbell, takes the debate surrounding religious freedom and public expression of faith to the big screen.

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012 / 03:03 am

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary organization for college-aged young people who serve the poor and homeless.

For Greater Glory

Jun 4, 2012 / 00:00 am

Forget the comic book characters because this summer’s must-see movie is “For Greater Glory.” A timeless and timely film, "For Greater Glory" is an artistic reminder of the true sacrifice of a martyr and the danger of taking religious freedom for granted.

Actor admires Mexican martyr’s strong defense of the faith

May 18, 2012 / 14:09 pm

Mauricio Kuri has come to believe that, like the teenage Mexican martyr he plays in the upcoming film “For Greater Glory,” people must stand up for religious freedom.

October Baby

Mar 21, 2012 / 00:00 am

Opening to select theaters nationwide on March 23, “October Baby” blends the perfect amount of humor, honesty and hope into a beautiful story of love, life and the power of forgiveness. The film begins with an introduction to 19-year-old college freshman Hannah (Rachel Hendrix), who suddenly loses consciousness out at the beginning of her college play. After a night in the hospital, she seeks answers from her physician and her parents Grace and Jacob (played by Jennifer Price and Hollywood veteran John Schneider). Hannah soon discovers not only that she is adopted, but that her long history of health issues are all tied to her premature birth – a premature birth caused by a failed abortion. Desperate for answers, Hannah accepts the help of her oldest friend Jason (Jason Burkey), and hitches a ride with a group of college students on their way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Hannah hopes a side trip to Mobile, Alabama where she was born will reveal the answers she needs. The spring break excursion leads Hannah on some interesting adventures with a little comic relief provided by chaperon and VW bus owner B-Mac (Chris Sligh of American Idol fame), and the story of her search for her biological mother helping her get out of some tight situations. Hannah is eventually able to find Mary Rutledge (Jasmine Guy), the clinic nurse who assisted with her mother’s failed abortion and later helped her to get to the hospital where Hannah was born. Mary’s story is one of the more powerful moments of the film, as she reveals shocking news to Hannah during the young woman's quest to find her birth mother. Through unexpected twists and turns, the film ultimately presents itself as an honest and charming story that reminds us that every life is beautiful, and that we can seek freedom through forgiveness, for ourselves and those we love.With its strong themes and artistic portrayal, this film will be part of the pro-life discussion for a long time to come.“October Baby” is rated PG-13 for “Mature Thematic Material.”

Movie review: 'There be Dragons' emphasizes virtue of forgiveness

Jan 20, 2012 / 00:00 am

Roland Joffe’s engaging story in “There be Dragons” highlights the early life of St. Josemaría Escriva, and examines the heart of Christian life through the need for both giving and receiving forgiveness.

A Princess for Christmas

Dec 1, 2011 / 00:00 am

“A Princess for Christmas,” is a fun, family film starring Katie McGrath (“Merlin”) as Jules Daly, a frenetic 20-something who becomes guardian to her young niece Maddie (newcomer Leilah De Meza) and nephew Milo (Travis Turner) when her sister and brother-in-law are tragically killed in an accident.


Sep 16, 2011 / 00:00 am

Warrior is the story of an estranged family in need of forgiveness and healing and seeks it through a battle of wills inside and out of the ring.

Christ in the City calls young missionaries to serve Denver's poor

May 6, 2011 / 03:39 am

Christ in the City, a missionary ministry for young adults, is preparing to launch a year-long program for Catholics to serve the poor in Denver, Colorado.

God’s presence in everyday life key to ‘There Be Dragons’

Mar 26, 2011 / 14:59 pm

The director of “There Be Dragons,” a film about Opus Dei founder St. Josemaría Escrivá, sees the saint's message that God can be found in everyday life as central to his latest movie.

Meeting the Catholic producer helping an agnostic make a film about a saint

Nov 27, 2010 / 15:14 pm

A new film about a 20th-century saint is being directed by a self-described agnostic and produced by a devout Catholic.