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‘The Young Pope’: Controversial HBO miniseries
Jan. 23, 2017, By Catholic News Service
NEW YORK – Behind the opening credits of “The Young Pope,” a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.  

New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil
Sep. 19, 2016, By Joseph McAleer
NEW YORK – As broadcast television launches its new season this month, viewers will encounter three new shows that tackle, directly or indirectly, matters of life, faith and the battle of good versus evil. Based on the first episodes available to preview, two of the ...

Foundation of retired pitcher, wife, helps kids deal with grief
Apr. 16, 2014, By Mark Pattison


‘The First Christians’ airs Dec. 24, 31 on PBS
Dec. 18, 2013, By Henry Herx
NEW YORK – Looking back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries is the two-part documentary “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians,” to be rerun as a “Frontline” ...

Viewers asked to support sisters’ documentary
Oct. 9, 2013, By Carol Stanton
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sister Ann Kendrick doesn’t think of herself as a celebrity, but her role in the documentary “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” may change that.

Seasonal TV program notes/film fare
Dec. 11, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. EDT (Lifetime) “The Perfect Holiday” (2007). Amiable romantic comedy, narrated by “Mrs. Christmas” (Queen Latifah), in which a divorced mother of three (Gabrielle Union) must cope with the machinations of her egotistical rap ...

‘First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty,’ airs Dec. 18 on PBS
Dec. 4, 2012, By John Mulderig
NEW YORK – As numerous church leaders have warned in recent years, the rights of believers are increasingly under threat – not only around the world but within the United States as well.

Turning off TV for a week: It’s not just for the boob tube anymore
Mar. 6, 2012, By Mark Pattison
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Remember TV-Turnoff Week? It is no more.

Web-based dramatic series mirrors Lenten themes
Feb. 28, 2012, By Paula Doyle
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A new, locally produced Web-based dramatic series offers a unique Lenten experience to believers as well as seekers.

US first: Number of households with TV sets drops
Dec. 13, 2011, By Mark Pattison
WASHINGTON (CNS) – The number of homes with TV sets in the United States is declining, even as the number of U.S. households keeps growing.

EWTN focus on day of prayer with Pope Benedict in Assisi
Oct. 18, 2011
An EWTN special telecast will focus on Pope Benedict XVI as he leads a prayer vigil Oct. 26 in St. Peter’s Basilica for the “Day of Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World.”

Media send unhealthy messages to women, says Catholic talk show host
Sep. 21, 2011, By Carol Glatz
ROME (CNS) – A new book by a Catholic talk show host looks at how media and culture are sending unhealthy messages to women and how the church can fill the emotional and spiritual void left behind.

Pilot for Catholic sitcom filmed in Atlanta archdiocese
Sep. 14, 2011, By Stephen O’Kane
CONYERS, Ga. (CNS) – The kitchen table where the Willits family usually eats was covered on a recent summer morning with cables, batteries, audio and recording paraphernalia – equipment to start filming a possible Catholic sitcom.

EWTN to air Easter liturgies from Rome and Washington
Apr. 13, 2011
Special EWTN programming from Rome will include telecasts of Pope Benedict XVI offering Holy Week and Easter Masses, presiding at the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, and giving his Easter message and blessing.

Father Perrone on “Mosaic”
Mar. 23, 2011
Father Vito Perrone, founder of the Contemplatives of St. Joseph, speaks about the new religious community on “Mosaic,” March 27, at 5 a.m. on CBS 5 KPIX.






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