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Interview: Juliet Stevenson on Playing Mother Teresa in "The Letters

Date: 12/12/2015

Juliet Stevenson plays Mother Teresa in William Riead 's The Letters . In our interview, I began by asking her about playing the famously tiny nun when she is a tall woman. "[caption id="attachment_37965" align="alignright" width="203"] Copyright Freestyle Releasing 2015[/caption] You're absolutely right and one of the first things I said to Bill Riead when he rang me and asked me to do i ...

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The Letters

Date: 12/03/2015

[caption id="attachment_37965" align="alignright" width="203"] Copyright Freestyle Releasing 2015[/caption] Mother Teresa, the Albanian nun who devoted her life to "the poorest of the poor" in India, is one of the foremost figures of the 20th century, and on the way to being recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. Some people are disturbed by discovering through her published letters t ...

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Spotlight

Date: 11/12/2015

"Spotlight" is about the ultimate betrayal of trust from an institution that literally represented the Word of God to many people. And it is about whether we will continue to have institutions that serve the essential function of monitoring the gap between aspiration and actuality, between what people say they are and do and the reality. [caption id="attachment_37588" align="alignright" width="30 ...

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Halloween - Spirits on the Loose

Date: 10/30/2015

  Halloween offers us a way to engage with our natural fascination with death in a way which is scary yet superficial. We get to acknowledge our fear of death while still having a good time. Halloween descends from Samhain , the most significant holiday of the Celtic calendar. Being a pastoral people, the Celts counted their seasons according to the needs of their cattle and sheep, rather ...

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A 12-Step Guide to Wholeness (based on the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit)

Date: 10/29/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dear friends, this post represents who I am and who I strive to be. My personal mission statement. As I pass another birthday, I'm of a mind to  step away from the media hype machine to reflect a bit on what I've learned and how I strive to be. First of all, I am at peace and grateful to God for His forgiveness which fr ...

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More Halloween Movies

Date: 10/27/2015

In honor of Halloween, the Indiewire critics discuss the non-horror movies that scared them most . There are some great choices on the list, including Julianne Moore in "Safe," about a woman who is being poisoned -- or thinks she is -- by the toxic, synthetic chemicals in everyday products. And there are scary documentaries about terrifying real-life events like "Deliver Us from Evil," about c ...

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Anti-Muslim Hate Rallies Misguided and Hurt Us All

Date: 10/09/2015

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Today and tomorrow, some of my fellow Americans - possibly armed - plan to hold a "Global Rally for Humanity" at dozens of mosques and other Islamic institutions across the country. Their slogan is "The World is saying No to Islam." I find this curious because 20% of the world has actually said "Yes" to Islam by choosing to be ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Islam, Anti Muslim, Rallies, Muslims, Hate, Rally, Global Rally For Humanity, Protests

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