Together in Spirit: Virtual Pilgrimage to Fatima Today, May 13 – 3pm ET, 2pm CT, Noon PT

Together in Spirit: Virtual Pilgrimage to Fatima Today, May 13 – 3pm ET, 2pm CT, Noon PT

The creators of the stunningly beautiful new film Fatima The Movie (to be in theaters August 14) invite all to join them as they celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima together with the faithful from across the globe.  This virtual pilgrimage to Fatima will take place on Wednesday, May 13, at 3:00…
Vatican Museums to reopen with temperature checks, mandatory face masks

Vatican Museums to reopen with temperature checks, mandatory face masks

CNA—The Vatican Museums are preparing to reopen by reservation only with new health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the general secretary of Vatican City State. “For the incoming public, we are completing the installation of some thermal scanners for detecting temperature,” Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga said in an interview published…
Why Beauty Matters—even at work, or does it?

Why Beauty Matters—even at work, or does it?

With what art and beauty do you surround yourself during the biggest part of your weekday, at work?  It could be important.  Does it even matter?  Does Beauty matter? Surely beauty matters to the human soul in subtle yet powerful, fundamental ways. Why else would God have been so attentive to it in creating all…
NEW FILM:  ‘A Hidden Life’ brings story of Bl. Franz Jaggerstatter and his wife to the big screen

NEW FILM: ‘A Hidden Life’ brings story of Bl. Franz Jaggerstatter and his wife to the big screen

CNA—A new film opening this weekend tells the story of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, whose refusal to fight for the Nazis in World War II led to his imprisonment and death. Franz was beatified by the Catholic Church in Austria in 2007. His wife, Franziska, was present at the beatification. She died in 2013 at the…
Priest Paints Priest: Beautiful Portrait of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno Unveiled

Priest Paints Priest: Beautiful Portrait of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno Unveiled

On Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, 2018, a new portrait of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno MM was unveiled at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. The portrait was painted by the Artist-in-Residence of the North American Province of the Society of St Sulpice, Father Peter W. Gray, PSS,…
Major Production: New FATIMA Movie Poised to Rock your World

Major Production: New FATIMA Movie Poised to Rock your World

Dick Lyles, CEO of Origin Entertainment, today confirmed with Catholic Business Journal that the company’s long-anticipated,  FATIMA film directed by Italian director Marco Pontecorvo (son of famed director Gillo Pontecorvo), and produced by Origin Entertainment along with Elysia Productions and Rose Pictures, has wrapped up filming. Andrea Bocelli has just finished recording for the film…
Out of the Mouth of Rappers: Kayne West and more

Out of the Mouth of Rappers: Kayne West and more

Speaking to more than 10,000 people at the Gateway Center in downtown Salt Lake City,  Super Star Rapper Kanye West left no doubt what’s important to him in life.  For those less enamoured (or familiar) with the rapper beat and culture, West underscored inspiring Christian and common-sense — seriously common sense — points, expressed his…
Arizona Supreme Court says artists have right to decline same-sex wedding creations

Arizona Supreme Court says artists have right to decline same-sex wedding creations

CNA—The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of two Christian artists who argue that they should not be forced to create custom artwork for same-sex weddings in opposition to their religious beliefs. “The rights of free speech and free exercise, so precious to this nation since its founding, are not limited to soft murmurings…
Prize Winner at Sundance Exposes China’s Abortion Abuses, Vindicates Pro-Life Stanford Scholar Steven Mosher

Prize Winner at Sundance Exposes China’s Abortion Abuses, Vindicates Pro-Life Stanford Scholar Steven Mosher

Funny how truth will out sometimes.   Here’s news of a new documentary out that’s being promoted by the Daily Beast: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, ONE CHILD NATION, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and premiering in select theaters on August 9 courtesy of Amazon, directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s heartrending documentary examines their…
“Unplanned” Movie does well opening weekend

“Unplanned” Movie does well opening weekend

CBN—Unplanned, the new movie that tells the true story of former abortion clinic director Abby Johnson, took 4th place at the box office on the movie’s opening weekend. The film by writer-directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, which is distributed by PureFlix, was estimated to have earned $6,110,000 through Mar. 31 after three days of…
Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film

Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film

Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers and co-directors of the upcoming film Unplanned revealed that they prepared for a “spiritual battle” in the hopes that the pro-life film will change hearts and minds through its groundbreaking depiction of the abortion process. “From the beginning, we knew that it would be spiritual battle, spiritual warfare.…
Michael’s Picks: 13 Halloween Movie Night Chillers

Michael’s Picks: 13 Halloween Movie Night Chillers

Michael Saltis delivers a great list of Halloween movies to satisfy just about anyone’s taste in genre, from Hollywood classics, to family-friendly, to funny, to … uh… hauntingly disturbing (for me anyway) – editor.  Take YOUR pick—                           01. The Mummy (1999) Let’s…
MOVIE REVIEW: Venom

MOVIE REVIEW: Venom

“Maybe it’s a breakup. A death. An accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing. Now, you’re something else. We all have our own problems. Our own issues. Our own… demons.” Sony’s Marvel-linked “villain universe” is off to an auspicious start. With massive box-office sales set to pass those of both 20th Century…
MOVIE REVIEW: Death Wish

MOVIE REVIEW: Death Wish

Bruce Willis isn’t back, but at least he’s trying. Alas, the same cannot be said for director Eli Roth. When Scott Free Studios and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave Death Wish the green light, studio heads could never have known that it would arrive at a particularly sensitive political moment in America’s national conversation. Originally scheduled to drop…
MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther

MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther

With a global box office draw topping an estimated $700 million at the time of this writing, Black Panther is the rare superhero movie that bursts the banks of its genre to become an undisputed cultural phenomenon.  Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) and produced under the juggernaut brand of Marvel Studios, the film has racked up an impressive number of…
WAKE UP and GO: Actor Mark Wahlberg reveals radical daily schedule

WAKE UP and GO: Actor Mark Wahlberg reveals radical daily schedule

Admit it. How many times do you slap your alarm phone, watch, or clock before you actually get up? More than once for sure.  But not Catholic family man, former Calvin Klein model (years ago) and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg!  Challenged by a fan who wanted to know his…
THE NFL’s LEADERSHIP BREAKDOWN

THE NFL’s LEADERSHIP BREAKDOWN

Every organizational leader of even average talent knows that an essential element of leadership is what we often refer to as “energy management.” In simplest terms, this means finding ways to instill positive energy in your employees and your customers while eliminating negative sources of energy, or at least re-channeling negative energy into positive directions…
CREATIVE FINANCING: An Imaginative Proposal for Funding the Church’s Sacred Art Projects

CREATIVE FINANCING: An Imaginative Proposal for Funding the Church’s Sacred Art Projects

WILMINGTON, NC (CNA/EWTN News)—The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But why is good art in the Church important in the first place? “When a piece of art, a beautiful church, a flower or a sunset not only strikes the eye but pierces…
The Healing Touch of Sacred Art: Just What the Doctors Ordered (and Need)

The Healing Touch of Sacred Art: Just What the Doctors Ordered (and Need)

DENVER, CO (CNA/EWTN News)—The intersection of art, medicine, and faith in the Catholic tradition has a lot to teach today, especially if you’re a doctor. “Catholic art has a long history of demonstrating the beauty of the human person, beauty both in its health as well as its disease,” Dr. Thomas Heyne, M.D. told CNA. “Catholic…
Our Lady of Guadalupe Inspires Chicago Illuminator

Our Lady of Guadalupe Inspires Chicago Illuminator

Researching how to best create an illumination of Our Lady of Guadalupe for an upcoming week-long workshop (Jan. 18 – 23, 2009) on the Techniques of Tempera Painting and Gilding, Chicago-based illuminator Jed Gibbons drew unexpected inspiration from the following description of Our Lady of Guadalupe found on this website:  http://www.sancta.org/nican.html: Then he climbed the…