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WASHINGTON – "The Promise," a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie's producers.

Spiritual films can make magic with audience, says filmmaker

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The magic of spiritual films comes from having an audience “lean” into it, says director and screenwriter Paul Schrader.

Writer finds surprise ending to quest in ‘The Case for Christ’

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Atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel took on the case of his life in 1980.

'Apparition Hill' documentary is about far more than Medjugorje

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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.