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Eduardo Verástegui speaks at the Vitae Summit in Vatican City on Sept. 1, 2022.

How Eduardo Verástegui’s latest film inspired him to fight human trafficking

Sep 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholic actor Eduardo Verástegui has launched a national campaign in Mexico to combat human trafficking. Read more

Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome, speaks to CNA on May 22, 2013. | Russel Crowe at the Les Misérables red carpet movie premiere, Sydney, Australia on 21 December 2012.

Russell Crowe to star as the Vatican's chief exorcist in new film

Jul 20, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Actor Russell Crowe will star as the late Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s former chief exorcist, in an upcoming movie,... Read more

A detail from a poster for the Don Bosco Global Film Festival.

Salesians asked young people to make short films about hope. They got a big response

Nov 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The inaugural Don Bosco Global Film Festival has received more than 1,500 entries. Read more

Credit: Fer Gregory/Shutterstock.

Oscars voter: 'There is nothing entertaining or inspiring about killing unborn babies'

Mar 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences— the nationwide body that votes for the Academy Awards—... Read more

Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone, composer honored by Pope Francis, dies at 91

Jul 6, 2020

Ennio Morricone, an Oscar-winning Italian composer honored by Pope Francis, has died at the age of 91.  Read more

Ennio Morricone.

Pope Francis awards film composer Ennio Morricone

Apr 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone was awarded the Gold Medal of the Pontificate Monday for his artistic accomplishments.  Read more

The Satanic Temple at Sundance: mockumentary or documentary?

Jan 30, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

The Satanic Temple shocked Catholics when it scheduled a purported black mass at Harvard University in 2014.  Read more

2015 March for Life in Washington D.C.

Pro-life women say they were overlooked by Netflix documentary 'Reversing Roe'

Sep 22, 2018

By Perry West

A new Netflix documentary claims to show both sides of the abortion debate in the U.S., but pro-life advocates say... Read more

World Youth Day contest welcomes Catholic filmmakers

Jul 23, 2018

A Catholic film ministry has opened a contest for the 2019 World Youth Day to encourage young cinematographers to create... Read more

Courtesy photo.

Saint Paul film highlights Christian hope in the face of persecution

Mar 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Actors and filmmakers at the red carpet premiere of “Paul Apostle of Christ” said the film’s portrayal of Christian persecution... Read more

Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome, speaks to CNA on May 22, 2013.

Interview with an exorcist- 'The Devil and Father Amorth'

Jan 23, 2018

A documentary on the ministry of Father Gabriele Amorth, popularly known as the “Vatican exorcist,” will be released this spring.... Read more

The Stray.

'The Stray' inspired by director's real-life turnaround

Oct 3, 2017

By Carl Kozlowski

Mitch Davis had the best intentions for his career and family life. He was an executive at the Disney and... Read more

Holy-wood: How one priest supports 'truth, beauty and goodness' in film

Mar 9, 2017

The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas.  Read more

'Remarkable' resilience of persecuted Christians focus of new film

Nov 12, 2016

Christian persecution around the world is the focus of the documentary short film Under Caesar’s Sword, and the people it... Read more

Ben Hur.

Ben Hur: An epic remake

Aug 12, 2016

For the first time in nearly 55 years, one of the greatest stories ever told will be retold on the... Read more

Young Messiah.

St. Joseph takes center stage in film on Christ's childhood

Mar 19, 2016

By Hillary Mast

In his new film, “The Young Messiah,” Director Cyrus Nowrasteh knew that he needed to break the mold when it... Read more

From 'Stoning of Soraya M.' to 'Young Messiah' – a filmmaker's journey

Mar 11, 2016

By Carl Kozlowski

Cyrus Nowrasteh has spent his entire life caught in between cultural viewpoints. Born in the U.S., his parents moved him... Read more

Spotlight Official Poster.

The other side of 'Spotlight': how the Church changed to fight sex abuse

Mar 1, 2016

By CNA Staff

While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the... Read more

Spotlight Official Poster.

Vatican paper lauds Spotlight as brave, not anti-Catholic

Feb 29, 2016

The film Spotlight, which won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, is a courageous movie that is not anti-Catholic,... Read more

A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

Feb 10, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront... Read more