Sermon on the screen: Priest plays himself in 'Lady Bird'

WASHINGTON – Part of a voice-over in the trailer for "Lady Bird" – playing over scenes from the movie and in between dialogue – comes from a homily delivered to Catholic high school students attending a school Mass in the beginning of the movie.

Nativity story takes a look at the wild side

The story of Christmas has long been a classic. 

Seeing the nativity story from the animals’ point of view … well, that’s another story altogether, though the director of animated film The Star has hopes for it becoming a classic, too. 

Poetry book a bittersweet dream come true

It was always Rani Rivera’s dream to become a published poet, much like her mother Patria. What she didn’t know was that her dream would come true after her own death.

Granddaughter sheds fresh light on Dorothy Day

Opening up the family vault for public scrutiny is never easy, even when your grandmother is considered a saint by many people.

'mother!' adds new twist on God and Bible

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film mother! has certainly stirred up a storm, and no wonder. It features murder, point-blank executions, incinerations and the killing and devouring of a child.

Art showcases migrant journey at Nuit Blanche

From darkness into light.

For students at Msgr. Fraser College, that imagery depicts a migrant’s journey to a new land. And it was the central theme of an indoor art installation students created for Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche all-night festival.

Singer finds strength in life of St. Thérèse

Josie Grossi was 20 years old when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 1987. Her doctors didn’t give her much hope. They told her there was no known cure. There wasn’t any medication that could slow down the deterioration of her central nervous system and eventually, she would need a wheelchair.

Artists join forces to create Catholic humour

John Smillie was just 15 when he stumbled into the world of Catholic comics. In October 2015, he posted a drawing on his Facebook page of the child Jesus tugging on the dress of an exasperated Mother Mary, yelling “Mom, mom, mom….”

Hidden spiritual gems found in song

Maybe punk music doesn’t mean much to you — not your generation, not your taste, not your concern. Maybe you hate punk, its aggression, its contempt for everything non-punk, its vulgarity.

New film recalls faith, sacrifice of Maryknoll chaplain killed in Vietnam

MARYKNOLL, N.Y. – Fifty years after he put himself between a wounded Marine and fatal enemy gunfire, the story of Maryknoll Father Vincent R. Capodanno's faith and sacrifice is being retold in a new movie.