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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 […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story. As reported here on Wednesday, that’s the title of producer Christian Peschken’s just-announced a film on the life of Jorge Bergoglio, […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Out now: Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words (Putnam). Award-winning journalists Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti’s authorized bio of the first Latin-American pontiff is the result of […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. New Pope, same issues. Pope Francis certainly has made an impressive entry onto the world stage and, from press accounts, is a man of great humility who seems like […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Mass appeal? From The Hollywood Reporter: Kyle Chandler to Star in Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’ Pilot…The Vatican, a contemporary thriller about spirituality, power and politics, is set against the modern-day political […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Of course, Strictly by the numbers, it doesn’t add up. From The Wrap: This year, 168 films have carried the “restricted”  (R) rating, which requires youths under 17 to […]

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. A saint’s story headed for theaters. Filmed in Europe (in English),  Restless Heart: The Confessions of  Augustine , which tells the epic story of  the inspiring saint, […]

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Papal plug? Not officially, but Pope Benedict XVI will sorta help in the publicity promoting the new film For Greater Glory  during his upcoming trip to Mexico […]

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. My Brother the Pope. No, not an “edgy” new HBO comedy. It’s actually a new book from Ignatius Press (available in English on March 1) that offers […]

Here are today’s dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 1. Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s “Way” with words. During his historic address to Pope Benedict over the weekend, New York’s newly-elevated spiritual leader offered something of a movie review: […]