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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The power of exposed scars and healing faith. As someone who has experienced depression, I admire all the more those book authors who face down the darkness in their journey […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. From Sony’s AFFIRM FILMS division,  Risen tells the epic story of Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a non-believing Roman Military official assigned to find Jesus’ missing body following the Resurrection. Maria […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Luther meets the Pope. Joseph Fiennes, who played Protestant Reformation initiator Martin Luther in a 2003 biopic,  met Pope Francis in Vatican City yesterday. Fiennes is in the city […]

Francis the First. In a cinematic first, Pope Francis will become the first pontiff to act in a scripted movie. In AMBI Pictures’ Beyond the Sun, Pope Francis portrays himself in an inspirational story based on Gospel parables. The concept […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Fellowship For Performing Arts has announced its inaugural 2015/2016 New York season at the Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). FPA will present four plays, including C.S. Lewis’ The […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The Church in the world. While the Catholic Church is no stranger to news headlines (for both good and not-so-good reasons), little is known by the general public about […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Greed isn’t good but capitalism is. And, no, contrary to what Hollywood stereotypes like Gordon Gekko might have us believe, capitalism is not synonymous with greed. Greed, of course […]

A great “get”! WABC Radio host Rita Cosby, who I used to work with Fox News and whose excellent book I reviewed here,  was granted a rare audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome last Wednesday (6/4), becoming […]

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Separating truth from media spin. By now you know that Time Magazine has snubbed me once again and named Pope Francis as it 2013 Person of the Year. In explaining […]

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 […]