One-woman shows bring Scripture to life

When Elisa Lollino performs, it’s not just a play. It’s also a form of prayer.

'Portraits of Faith' puts spotlight on young Catholic Canadians

Single, engaged, married and ordained Catholics share stories of their faith life in a new book by Faith Connections and the Sisters of St. Joseph Toronto.

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson's new film

NEW YORK – Ever since the success of 2004's The Passion of the Christ, viewers of faith have waited anxiously for a follow-up from the film's director, Mel Gibson.

On the front lines with the Padre

Rev. Major Mike Dalton is Canada’s most decorated Roman Catholic chaplain, but that only tells us he did his job very well. A greater part of his story is what is revealed in his diaries written from the World War II battlefields of Europe, of the humanity and spirituality that could be found even in the most grim of settings.

Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

NEW YORK – In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."

The ‘Homer Simpsonization’ of men in the media today is a very troubling trend

Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air. Both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you haven’t been following much of the popular culture for the past 20 years.

Medieval crucifix in St. Peter's Basilica 'resurrected' from obscurity

VATICAN CITY – His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death.

Movie Review: Inferno

NEW YORK – While not exactly hellish, "Inferno" (Columbia), director Ron Howard's screen version of Dan Brown's 2013 novel, does produce some of the purgatorial tedium of sitting around in a dentist's waiting room or standing at a bus stop.

In truth, we 'More Than Survive'

In his new book More Than Survive, author Fr. Frank Freitas proposes that God wants us to thrive in an increasingly hectic world. What follows is an excerpt from More Than Survive, published this month by Catholic Register Books.

Henri Nouwen’s intimate letters shed light on his ‘theology of the heart’

As one of the 20th century’s pre-eminent Christian spiritual voices, the Catholic priest and missionary Henri Nouwen touched millions of people worldwide with his moving lectures and 39 published books.

A new Quran attempts to bridge divide between Christians and Muslims

By the authors’ count, the Quran has been translated into English 212 times since the 17th century — but never like this.