This is not your parents' Lent. That's pretty clear when smartphone alarms ring at mealtimes on Fridays along with text messages from the "meat police"
Art & Media
A compelling blend of interviews, footage of talks at gatherings and interaction with people on retreat intertwine to show the life of Fr. Thomas Keating.
On Interfaith Voices every week, we scan the news and upcoming events and ask, “Is there a religion angle to this story?”
When the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia were in the news, for example, we produced a feature on the Russian Orthodox Church and its important political role in Putin’s administration.
This week, it’s the Oscars. And my senior producer for Interfaith Voices, Laura Kwerel, who is Jewish, asked quite innocently, “Have you ever heard of the Legion of Decency?”
The 86th Academy Awards are Sun., March 2; Charity Sr. Rejane Cytacki never misses them, and this year she finds inspiration in three films that are powerful testimonies to the strength of the human spirit.
Review: While well-intentioned and compassionate, “Son of God” doesn’t delve deeply enough.
Changes in technology have fundamentally altered the human quest for spirituality and require Catholics to reevaluate how they approach society.
PBS’ award winning news and documentary program, “Frontline,” is to air tonight (Feb. 25) “Secrets of the Vatican,” from British director Antony Thomas and co-producer Jason Berry, a name that should be well-known to NCR readers.
Most PBS stations will broadcast the show Tuesday, February 25, at 9 p.m. eastern time, but check your local TV listings to get the correct time.
Soul Seeing: Not crazy about the films up for Oscars this year? Then try some of these entertaining and soulful movies.
Feb. 25 will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." How does it hold up today?
Sr. Rose Pacatte, a member of the Daughters of St. Paul who writes and speaks about film, has been named the recipient of the Daniel J. Kane Religious Communications Award, given by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton.
Pacatte will receive her award March 6 as part of the institute's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation's Diocesan Partners Convocation. The award is given for the use of mass media to communicate Gospel values.