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Apr 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone was awarded the Gold Medal of the Pontificate Monday for his artistic accomplishments.
Jan 30, 2019 - 11:13 pm .- The Satanic Temple shocked Catholics when it scheduled a purported black mass at Harvard University in 2014.
Sep 22, 2018 - 04:26 am .- A new Netflix documentary claims to show both sides of the abortion debate in the U.S., but pro-life advocates say the film depicts old stereotypes and ignores the many women leading the modern pro-life movement.
Jul 23, 2018 - 02:37 pm .- A Catholic film ministry has opened a contest for the 2019 World Youth Day to encourage young cinematographers to create short movies promoting truth, beauty, and goodness.
Mar 23, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- Actors and filmmakers at the red carpet premiere of “Paul Apostle of Christ” said the film’s portrayal of Christian persecution in ancient Rome is a timely reminder that people around the world continue to suffer for their faith.
Jan 23, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- A documentary on the ministry of Father Gabriele Amorth, popularly known as the “Vatican exorcist,” will be released this spring. The film was directed by William Friedkin, director of the 1973 movie “The Exorcist.”
Oct 3, 2017 - 02:18 pm .- Mitch Davis had the best intentions for his career and family life. He was an executive at the Disney and Columbia movie studios in the 1980s. He wanted to make family films, and he made the effort to be home around his kids, while many Hollywood colleagues logged countless extra hours at their offices.
Apr 3, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.
Mar 9, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas.
Nov 12, 2016 - 08:08 am .- Christian persecution around the world is the focus of the documentary short film Under Caesar’s Sword, and the people it portrays.
Aug 12, 2016 - 11:39 am .- For the first time in nearly 55 years, one of the greatest stories ever told will be retold on the big screen starting Aug. 19 .
Mar 19, 2016 - 06:33 am .- In his new film, “The Young Messiah,” Director Cyrus Nowrasteh knew that he needed to break the mold when it came to depicting Jesus’ foster-father, St. Joseph.
Mar 11, 2016 - 11:51 am .- Cyrus Nowrasteh has spent his entire life caught in between cultural viewpoints. Born in the U.S., his parents moved him back to their native Iran as a boy for several years, and he was drawn to visit again as a young adult.
Feb 29, 2016 - 01:28 pm .- The film Spotlight, which won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, is a courageous movie that is not anti-Catholic, the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano said in two articles dedicated to comment on the Oscars.
Feb 10, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.  
Aug 7, 2015 - 03:37 am .- Much has already been said about director Alex Garland's slick transhumanist thriller “Ex Machina.” It's been heralded as everything from a stellar work of speculative fiction to a complex take on gender roles.
May 6, 2015 - 02:47 am .- Following a string of negative reviews for his latest film, “Little Boy,” award-winning director and screenwriter Alejandro Monteverde said audiences should see the movie and draw their own conclusions about the film.
Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.
Apr 23, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the Cistercian Order by three saints who strove to recover the poverty, simplicity and austerity of the early monastic era.
Oct 3, 2014 - 04:09 am .- Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in a new film about the Lost Boys of Sudan, which she says features strong Christian messages of faith in God and perseverance in the face of hardship.