The box office hit "The Conjuring" has all the requisite features of a standard horror flick. It also has an unexpected character: God.
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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.
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Column: There is no consensus on what makes an entertaining faith-based program or movie that would appeal to a large audience.
Column: My students often tell me they avoid the news because it's too depressing. Death, destruction, discord -- who needs that negativity?
Following Pope Francis' Twitter feed may be good for your soul -- both in this life and the next.
The spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church plans to grant plenary indulgences by Twitter during the World Youth Day, which will be held July 23-28 in Brazil.
Essay: A Mumford & Sons concert includes biblical allusions, spiritual yearning and prayers of the heart: refreshing, but not overtly religious.
National Catholic Reporter was honored with eight first-place awards during the 2013 Catholic Media Conference in Denver