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Russell Brand, Candace Owens, and Shia LeBeouf.

No reason to be cynical about celebrity conversions, Bishop Barron and others say

May 27, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The phenomenon of celebrity conversions to the faith has taken center stage, especially on social media, and they have been... Read more

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How the rosary helped Jim Caviezel play St. Luke

Feb 28, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“Passion of the Christ” star Jim Caviezel told CNA that he relied on scripture, daily Mass and the rosary to... Read more

Jim Caviezel.

Jim Caviezel to play St. Luke in upcoming St. Paul biopic

Feb 1, 2018

It has been more that a decade since Jim Caviezel played Jesus in the “Passion of the Christ.” This spring,... Read more

Jim Caviezel.

Jim Caviezel takes on wide slate of topics in fascinating new interview

Apr 30, 2017

Actor Jim Caviezel has starred in Hollywood hits from “The Count of Monte Cristo” to “The Thin Red Line.” But... Read more

 Gary Sinise descibed the work the Gary Sinise Foundation on behalf of wounded veterans during the States Dinner, Aug. 5, 2014.

Knights partner with Catholic actor Gary Sinise to help veterans

Aug 22, 2014

By Mary Farrow

Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in... Read more

Mother Dolores Hart at the 2012 Acadamy Awards with Director Rebecca Cammissa (L) and Producer Julie Anderson (R) of the film

Hollywood actress-turned-nun details vocation in new book

May 7, 2013

Mother Dolores Hart, the woman who left her movie career to become a Benedictine nun, has released a new biography... Read more

Fr. Matthew Muñoz

My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

Oct 1, 2011

John Wayne for many was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muñoz, though,... Read more

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Martin Sheen stars in 'The Way,' a film about the Way of St. James

Nov 10, 2010

Director Emilio Estevez and his father, Martin Sheen, have debuted their new film, “The Way,” in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.... Read more

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Catholic actor Neal McDonough booted from ABC show for refusing sex scenes

Apr 5, 2010

Neal McDonough, a devout Catholic family man known to the American public as one of the characters from “Band of... Read more

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Actor Eduardo Verástegui visits prisoners to talk about second chances

Oct 1, 2009

Mexican movie star Eduardo Verástegui on Wednesday visited Gatesville Prison in Gatesville, Texas to tell prisoners how acting in the... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui

Famous Mexican actor rips Obama over abortion, warns U.S. Latinos

Sep 24, 2008

The movie star Eduardo Verástegui has recorded a special video message to encourage Hispanic voters in the U.S. to put an... Read more

CNA

'Saved By Priest and his catholic faith' says Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke

Oct 5, 2005

Hollywood star Mickey Rourke insists his strong commitment to Roman Catholicism has saved him from slipping back into his formerly... Read more

CNA

Pope John Paul II blesses actor who plays role of Karol Wojtyla in new movie

Nov 15, 2004

Expressing his surprise upon learning of the making of a movie about his life, Pope John Paul II left the... Read more

CNA

Jim Caviezel more concerned with living his faith than media reports

Mar 14, 2004

The actor who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” says he is not worried about what... Read more