At World Youth Day in July, the attending bishops took some time for some fun and did a little dance.
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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $2.3 million over three years for National Catholic Reporter to extend its global coverage of women religious.
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Because I did not want to wait an hour to see "Lee Daniels' The Butler," I saw "In a World...", writer/actor Lake Bell's directorial debut that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. What a pleasant surprise.
For many bored churchgoers, fiddling with smartphones or computer tablets is the 21st-century equivalent of playing tick-tack-toe or dozing off during services.
In an age of nonstop reality television, it is rare to find something truly "real" on the tube, but a friend slipped something into my inbox a couple of days ago, and it stunned me.
It comes from comedian Craig Ferguson, host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS. (Full disclosure: I work for CBS, but I don't often see this show because it comes on at 12:30 a.m., by which time I am very fast asleep. Very.)
The box office hit "The Conjuring" has all the requisite features of a standard horror flick. It also has an unexpected character: God.
Column: The life and love of Thomas Merton is the subject of an upcoming film. But who would star?
The Hollywood Reporter just released its annual review, and Los Angeles' Loyola Marymount's School of Film and Television has been ranked No. 9 of the of the top 25 film schools in the U.S. shaping the future of cinema. (In 2012, the school was ranked No. 13 of U.S. film schools and No. 18 in the world.)
Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets worldwide.
He also is the second most-followed leader of the world, running behind -- albeit by a long stretch -- U.S. President Barack Obama.
The rankings were released July 24 in a recent study titled "Twiplomacy," which refers to the use of Twitter by world leaders.