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Famed author Mary Higgins Clark on faith, optimism and how she and her daughter Carol came to collaborate on a TV pilot

Date: 10/03/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edrydSmXO4E Mystery Mom. Yesterday, I posted my conversation with mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark about her collaboration with her mother -- and literary inspiration -- the Mary Higgins Clark on The Mystery Cruise , a backdoor pilot for Hallmark Movie Channel airing Saturday n ...

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Survival or Salvation in Ciudad Juárez

Date: 10/01/2013

Karina Sandoval and Monita Alvarez Chip A survivor of fear, 26-year old Karina Sandoval strategizes to bring recovery to Ciudad Jurárez, a Mexican city smeared by its bloodshed and drugs. “My family lived in Anapra, west of Ciudad Jurárez,” said Sandoval. “We heard shootings every day. Our parents would drive my sister and me to High School even though we lived only a few blocks away from th ...

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Catching up with Mother Dolores Hart as the Hollywood star-turned-Catholic nun reflects on her book tour, the possibility of a movie and Pope Francis

Date: 09/25/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. This is getting to be a habit. A good habit. I'm talking about my second conversation with Mother Dolores Hart on the occasion of her return to the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut following her recent book tour to promote her memoir Ear of the Heart . I visited the one-time movie star at ...

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Kickstarting a Catholic movie

Date: 09/18/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Mass roots appeal . If Zach Braff and Spike Lee can do it, why not Kevis Antonio ? Like them, the young Catholic filmmaker has turned to the crowd-financing site Kickstarter to kickstart his own passion project.  Antonio is also borrowing a page from the Kendrick Brothers ( Fireproof, Courageous ) ...

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Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?

Date: 09/20/2013

What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who did a great Vegas-style act at the grand piano. Both papa and son could turn on the tears and put on a ...

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Lino Rulli wants to be a saint -- NOW!

Date: 09/16/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. From Sinner to Saint . After having acknowledged his sinfulness in his first book (the aptly-named) Sinner , Lino Rulli is now ready for what he sees as the logical next step in his faith journey -- canonization. In fact, Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away is the name of Lino's follow-up wor ...

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Want a Good Movie for Your Youth Group?

Date: 09/13/2013

Ray and Rich Romano at the premiere of The Investigator What does it take to make a good Christian movie? “Passion,” says Nicole Abisinio, producer of “The Investigator,” based on the true-life story of comedian Ray Romano’s brother Rich. In the long-running TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” the character “Robert” was loosely based on real-life cop Richard. In real life, Rich, like Robe ...

Related Topics: Blog 140, Entertainment, The Investigator, Nicole Abisinio, Wade Williams, Christian Films, Barbara Nicolosi, Christian Movies, Cinema, Reviews

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