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OTTAWA – The documentary Apparition Hill, returning to select theatres from March 25 to April 8, is a powerful movie about pilgrimage and spiritual transformation.

High art meets high-tech in Vatican 3D film about Raphael

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VATICAN CITY – He was a child prodigy who became one of the most famous artists in the world, and more than 6 million tourists come to see his work at the Vatican Museums every year.

Beauty and the Beast: Disney makes statement with gay character

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NEW YORK – Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast arrives in theatres amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

'The Shack' brings its Holy Trinity to the screen

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William Paul Young initially made 15 copies of The Shack in 2005 as a Christmas present for his six children and for a handful of his close friends.

Documentary captures spirit of World Youth Day in Krakow

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The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is over, but the call to mercy lives on.

Steven Spielberg movie to examine notorious Catholic kidnapping of Jewish boy

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BOLOGNA, Italy –  It was a heart-wrenching story that bitterly divided Catholics and Jews in Italy and provoked an international scandal more than 150 years ago.

Global TV's mini-series draws fire for dramatizing euthanasia

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OTTAWA – The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) have condemned the Global TV mini-series Mary Kills People about a doctor who illegally euthanizes consenting patients.

There’s beauty in 'The Young Pope,' says Sr. Helena

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For those suffering from a frail, forgotten or non-existent belief in God, the HBO mini-series The Young Pope has a message that may change some minds, says Sr. Helena Burns.

HBO's 'The Young Pope' repels more than it engages

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NEW YORK – Behind the opening credits of "The Young Pope," a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

Review: martyrs are the real heroes of 'Silence'

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I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese’s films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Casino, etc. are among the defining movies of the last 40 years. The director’s Catholicism, however mitigated and conflicted, comes through in most of his work.

'Silence' actor Andrew Garfield did St. Ignatius' spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role

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WASHINGTON – Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film, "Silence."