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Downton Abbey —  A-III (PG)

Downton Abbey — A-III (PG)

| September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.

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Two Canadian theaters cancel showings of ‘Unplanned’ after threats

Two Canadian theaters cancel showings of ‘Unplanned’ after threats

| Deborah Gyapong | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two independent theaters have canceled screenings of the pro-life movie “Unplanned” after managers and owners received “serious threats,” according to the Canadian distributor of the movie.

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‘Tolkien’ focuses on Catholic author’s love of language, medieval imagery

‘Tolkien’ focuses on Catholic author’s love of language, medieval imagery

| Kurt Jensen | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The necromancer Sauron, the archvillain of “The Lord of the Rings,” makes a cameo appearance in director Dome Karukoski’s “Tolkien.” He looms over the Battle of the Somme in World War I as if he were at home in his realm of Mordor and the bloody conflict had all been his idea.

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Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film ‘for such a time as now’

Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film ‘for such a time as now’

| Natalie Hoefer | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

As introductions were made and basic information was gathered, the voices of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon were jovial and lighthearted.

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‘Unplanned’ film on abortion is story of ‘hope, forgiveness and love’

‘Unplanned’ film on abortion is story of ‘hope, forgiveness and love’

| Natalie Hoefe | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abby Johnson’s life had already become an open book. Soon it also will become a national box office show.

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Former Planned Parenthood worker says ‘power of ultrasound’ changed her

Former Planned Parenthood worker says ‘power of ultrasound’ changed her

| Kurt Jensen | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to speaking her mind, Abby Johnson never holds back. Affable in a way usually described as down-home, as the mother of seven children, she finds that a certain bluntness suits her best.

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Robin Hood — O (PG-13)

Robin Hood — O (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Someone behind “Robin Hood” — presumably one or both of the screenwriters, Ben Chandler and David James Kelly — has mommy issues with Holy Mother Church. As a result, vicious anti-Catholicism permeates this otherwise merely dopey take on the classic legend.

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Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended the infamous, decades-long career of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

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The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I went to see A Quiet Place, John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you! I don’t know if I can find the golden thread that draws all of these themes together into a coherent message, but I think one would have to be blind not to see a number of religious motifs in this absorbing film.

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‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

| Carol Glatz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight,” is not anti-Catholic.

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Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

| February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Basilica of St. Mary parishioner and movie producer and director Bill Pohlad will participate in the annual Mental Health Film Festival at the Basilica, 6 p.m. Feb. 11. He will show “Love and Mercy,” the 2014 film he directed about the life of Brian Wilson, lead singer of the Beach Boys.

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Father John Echert reflects on role in film, 25 years as priest

Father John Echert reflects on role in film, 25 years as priest

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father John Echert’s acting debut in a movie about sharing war memories has him remembering his own experiences from two decades of service as an Air Force and Air National Guard chaplain — one part of his 25 varied years as a priest.

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