Catholics Media and Culture

Benedict XVI warns that technology is no replacement for God. So, let me get this straight. Access to a Blackberry and Google isn’t the same as ultimate power over the universe? Good to know.  Meanwhile… Are smartphones making us dumb? A study finds that all that texting, tweeting and friending may actually be reducing our…

Family & Faith films score at the box office. The numbers don’t lie. The success of Rio, Hop and Soul Surfer continue to point to strong audience demand for family-oriented and faith-themed entertainment. In its second weekend in release, Soul Surfer, the true story of a champion teen surfer who was sustained and inspired by…

TV Movie Review: Truth Be Told Where: Fox Broadcasting Network When: Saturday, April 16 @ 8:00 PM (tomorrow) Starring: Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), David James Elliot (JAG), Ronnie Cox (Stargate SG-1) Synopsis: Annie Morgan (Cameron Bure) is  an unmarried marriage counselor. Mark Crane (Elliot) is her widowed college friend (with two kids) who currently…

Kobe Bryant on defense. During a heated game with the San Antonio Spurs, the LA Lakers superstar was caught on camera mouthing a couple of offensive F words toward the ref who had just slammed him with a technical foul.  GLAAD quickly went on offense and NBA Commissioner fined him $100,000. Bryant is appealing the…

Donald Trump talks about Koran’s “negative vibe.” Of course, he’s apparently running for president so he may just be trying to quash those “Donald Trump is secretly Muslim” rumors. Meanwhile… Mitt Romney has a suggestion for Trump: Lay off the “birther” issue. He says even if (for sake of argument) President Obama was born in…

Bill Maher’s politically-incorrect assessment of Islam. The Real Time host (who’s no fan of religion in general) says “There is one religion in the world that kills you when you disagree with them.” He also laments that there aren’t more moderate Muslims standing up to the crazy killers amongst them. POINT 1: There’s something to…

My recent assertion that the Fox TV show Glee is not about tolerance brought some reader response, some in basic agreement, some in respectful disagreement, some in somewhat less-respectful disagreement. Here a sampling, along with my responses: Jeff wrote: I totally dis-agree with your comments. Glee doesn’t pull any punches and neither did Nip Tuck!…

Debbie Reynolds’ example of forgiveness. The 78-year-old actress says she long-ago forgave Elizabeth Taylor for her 1950’s affair (leading to marriage and eventual divorce) with her then-husband Eddie Fisher. Speaking of Taylor, she says “She went through her younger years of just obtaining what she wanted,” adding “Later in life, she became a little more…

Fostering faith through film. The Goodness Reigns website, dedicated to promoting Catholic values through film,  has launched what it’s calling a People’s Choice Award webpage. The page features inspirational videos on the Catholic faith that are created by and for youth and young adults. Visitors to  www.goodnessreigns.com/vote/ have until May 1 to watch featured short…

As The Christophers say “It’s better light one candle than curse the darkness.” Here are some lit candles. WinCatherine seeks to go the distance. The documentary tells the inspirational story of  Wincatherine Nyambura Ndereba. Growing up inKenya, she put her faith in God to overcome extreme poverty and become the only woman  to ever win…

John W. Kennedy
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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values, including trust in God.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy) and "Photo Finish" (an award-winning sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation, Producing and Booking News and Talk shows.

He can be reached for writing, producing and consulting services at 516-640-1182.

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