This American movie is based on the first novel of a trilogy of the same name wich has sold millions of copies, and the first instalment has been brought to the cinema with erotic intent which reflects the thrust of the book.
The beginning of Lent focused lenses on the Vatican this week, as Pope Francis took the lead in the Ash Wednesday liturgy there.
As fresh economic reforms begin to take hold in the Vatican, the Council for the Economy has faced resistance from larger offices that were used to having greater autonomy, said a cardinal member of the council, reports the Catholic News Service.
A former US Catholic prison chaplain has been charged with trying to help an imprisoned Chicago mobster recover what is believed to be a 250-year-old Stradivarius violin hidden to keep the government from selling it, reports The Guardian.
Stefan Matuszek had his life mapped out with plans including meeting his dream girl, starting a family and studying to become an engineer. Tonight he will be ordained into diaconate in Lismore, northern NSW, reports The Catholic Leader.
This film is billed as a comedy and there is a great deal of humour in it, verbal, action, eccentric characters. However, the mood changes mid-film and there is also a great deal of pathos.
Canadian Church leaders and advocates for the disabled have reacted with dismay at a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to strike down laws against physician-assisted suicide, reports the Catholic News Service.
After finishing Year 12, Madeleine Whitby took a gap year and travelled to Africa. It changed her perspective on propserity and poverty, and was one of the best experiences of her life, reports The Catholic Weekly.
The Royal Commission has found that the former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, placed the Church’s financial interests above his obligation to a victim of sexual abuse to protect the Church's assets, reports The Australian.
Church authorities’ objection to proposed UK legislation permitting the use of the DNA of a female donor to enable a couple to avoid having a genetically disabled child raises several ethical issues, writes Jack Mahoney in The Tablet.
One of the 20 prelates who will be named a cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday has called for the Vatican to focus its energies on speaking on behalf of suffering people, saying it should be "the voice of the voiceless" reports NCR Online.
The Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn's website is offering an on-line Lenten program.
US Cardinal Raymond Burke has said he was “responding to a hypothetical situation” when he stated that he would resist any possible move by Pope Francis away from Catholic doctrine, reports the Catholic News Agency.
What do priests do when we retire? Or a better question is, what can priests do when we retire? How can we use our experience to ease the burdens of parish priests overloaded with work due to a dire priest shortage, asks Robert Duch in NCR Online.
Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonise Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit, a California legislator has proposed replacing his statue in the US Capitol, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The appropriate length and style of a homily are judged largely by the particular congregation at Mass, said the new head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reports the Catholic News Service.
Iraq needs British “boots on the ground” to halt the genocide of the country’s Christians and other minorities at the hands of Islamist terrorists, a Chaldean archbishop told the British Parliament this week, reports The Catholic Herald.
Sister Mary Ann Hawes points to the scenes within the tiles in a Manhattan church that illustrate the history of Mother Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants: “You didn’t need to read. And many immigrants who came here could not,” reports The New York Times.
It is 50 years ago, this year, that the Rev. Martin Luther King led the march on Selma. This film is a worthy commemoration.