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

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

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

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?

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'

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

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

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Saint Paul film highlights Christian hope in the face of persecution

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'

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

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

There's a generation that didn't know John Paul II – this film is for them

Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Vatican paper lauds Spotlight as brave, not anti-Catholic

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'

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

Ex Machina.

And you shall be like gods – the fierce warning of 'Ex Machina'

Much has already been said about director Alex Garland's slick transhumanist thriller “Ex Machina.” It's been heralded as everything from... Read more

Director Alejandro Monteverde speaks with Jakob Salvati on the set of the movie Little Boy. Courtesy Metanoia Films.

'Little Boy' filmmaker to audiences: don't let critics tell you what to think

Following a string of negative reviews for his latest film, “Little Boy,” award-winning director and screenwriter Alejandro Monteverde said audiences... Read more

Jakob Salvati and Eduardo Verastegui star in 'Little Boy.' Courtesy of Metanoia Films.

For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but... Read more