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Beauty, poetry of classic hymns comes through in book, audio CD
This is the cover of
This is the cover of "Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church" by Anthony Esolen. The book is reviewed by Nancy L. Roberts. CNS
Anthony Esolen, an accomplished literary scholar who is a faithful Catholic, turns his attention to the poetry of our beloved classic hymns in "Real Music." More ...
Monday, June 26, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight
NEW YORK -- Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in "Transformers: The Last Knight" (Paramount). More ...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
47 Meters Down
NEW YORK -- Way back in 1975, Steven Spielberg taught the world just how scary sharks can be with his classic "Jaws." More ...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Cars 3
NEW YORK CNS -- Fasten your seatbelts and start your engines for a wild (and often ear-splitting) ride in "Cars 3" (Disney), the latest installment of the family-friendly animated franchise. More ...
Friday, June 16, 2017
Notre Dame High School teens explore possibilities of broadcast evangelization

A group of juniors in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, are tuned in to evangelizing their peers.

Twelve students made a recent field trip to Domestic Church Media, in nearby Ewing, to get a feel for what it takes to work in a Catholic media outlet. Father Jason Parzynski, the school’s chaplain, and Catholic Campus Ministry adviser Tracey Reed accompanied the youth on the tour.

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Upcoming Estonian handbell concert in Hamilton to be featured in documentary
The Campanelli Handbell Ensemble of Tallinn, Estonia, will be visiting Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton, July 23 not only to perform with local musicians, but also to record footage for the second part of a documentary. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Megan Leavey
NEW YORK -- Man's best friend is also a lifesaver in "Megan Leavey" (Bleeker Street), the inspiring true story of a female Marine corporal and the bomb-sniffing dog she bonded with during the Iraq War. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
The Mummy
NEW YORK -- The clumsily fashioned horror flick "The Mummy" (Universal) turns out to be anything but tightly wound. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
It Comes at Night
NEW YORK -- Morality is put to the test and fails in the bleak thriller "It Comes at Night" (A24). Well executed, yet painful to watch, writer-director Trey Edward Shults' drama plays skillfully on the psychology of fear, working more through subtlety and suggestion than depiction. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
Musical experience of Easter Vigil coming to Princeton
Tim Keyes Consort will present Resurrexi, the complete oratorio, a musical experience of the Readings and Psalms from the Easter Vigil, at 8 p.m. June 17 in the Richardson Auditorium, Princeton.

Resurrexi represents a 25-year journey by Keyes to set the eight scriptural readings and their accompanying Psalms to music.
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Monday, June 5, 2017
Wonder Woman
NEW YORK  -- Close to eight decades ago, William Moulton Marston -- whose name seems more suited to a stodgy novelist than a writer of comic books -- created Wonder Woman. In the years since, the character has, of course, become a staple for DC Comics. More ...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Baywatch
NEW YORK -- Eye candy and escapism were the draw of the television series from which director Seth Gordon's action comedy "Baywatch" (Paramount) has been adapted. More ...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
NEW YORK -- For better or worse, bathroom-themed gags have long been a staple of kids' movies. But the family road comedy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" (Fox) carries this trend to excess. More ...
Friday, June 2, 2017



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