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Movies with Catholic themes to hit cinemas, video
WASHINGTON  -- New movies are in the works with distinctively Catholic themes. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
NEW YORK -- Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Disney). More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017
'Northern Lights' concert coming to Colts Neck church
St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck, will be welcoming the Monmouth Civic Chorus to its church on June 2 for a performance of “Northern Lights,” a set showcasing choral compositions from the Baltics and Scandinavia’s musical history. More ...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Priest encourages study of 'the best fruit' of Vatican II

Let’s be honest. Books containing the original 16 documents of Vatican II are not likely reading choices for parishioners, catechists or the lay person simply wanting an inspirational Catholic book to nourish their faith.

After all, the 16 documents were created by brilliant theologians, priests and bishops, and are assumed by many to be the scholastic stuff of experts. Better to let them read and interpret the documents for us.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Everything, Everything
NEW YORK – Cynics beware: The teen-oriented romantic drama "Everything, Everything" (Warner Bros.) bears more than a little resemblance to one of those fairy tales involving a princess locked up in a castle who needs a handsome prince to rescue her. More ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Catholic Communication Campaign collection set
The Trenton Diocese is joining with other dioceses around the country in encouraging support for the annual Catholic Communication Campaign the weekend of May 27-28. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Annual Film Retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House ready to roll
San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, is holding its annual National Film Retreat June 30 to July 2. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
NEW YORK -- Early on in "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (Warner Bros.), the audience is treated to the sight of magically generated giant elephants swinging boulder-size wrecking balls at the ramparts of Camelot. It's an apt visual considering how ponderous this action fantasy turns out to be. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Snatched
NEW YORK -- There's a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy "Snatched" (Fox). But the minority of grown viewers for whom the film is acceptable will have to wade through a veritable cesspool of bad taste to approach it. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Diocese's Spanish TV show 'Cristo Para Todos' wins award third straight year
 More ...Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Caritas Chamber Chorale concert to feature Mass-style music ahead of Pentecost
The Caritas Chamber Chorale will be presenting a concert series titled “Ancient Prayers for Our Time” in early June to benefit schoolchildren in Africa. The concerts will consist of two Mass settings for chorus and string orchestra. More ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Philomusica Concert Choir to perform
Philomusica Concert Choir, directed and conducted by Denis Boyle, will present its May 2017 concert “Celestial Harmonies” May 20 at 8 p.m. and May 21 at 4 p.m. in Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 N., North Brunswick. More ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Dinner
NEW YORK -- "The Dinner" (The Orchard), a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind's savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch's 2009 novel. More ...
Saturday, May 6, 2017



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