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I'm thrilled to announce that Margaret Talbot and I are co-hosting a steamy series of four films from the early 1930's at Washington DC's Hill Center , starting this Friday with Barbara Stanwyck's "Baby Face." In a film and discussion series that will explore the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system, we will present four gems of pre-Code cinema. For sev ...
Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical churches. [caption id="attachment_12343" align="alignleft" width="480"] New York kids in a religion class[/caption] A recent Barna study shows not only increased New ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 10/10/10. 10,000 sponsors to help 10,000 orphans over the next 10 years. That's the goal of Grammy-winner Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth as they launch a Twitter campaign this Thursday (10/10) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the nonprofit orphan care ministry they founded. Show Hope's Brown Ba ...
The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial Watch Seeks Reason Why ‘So Help Me God’ Removed From U.S. Air Force Oath.” An Egyptian church burns But the me ...
Famed author Mary Higgins Clark on faith, optimism and how she and her daughter Carol came to collaborate on a TV pilot
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 ...
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 ...
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
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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