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Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, appear the animated  movie
Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, appear the animated  movie "Coco." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. CNS photo/Disney
NEW YORK -- Will "Coco" (Disney) be your cup of tea? That largely depends on how well equipped you are to interpret this visually rich animated fantasy's presentation of the afterlife, one which owes little to Christianity and much to the pre-Columbian beliefs associated with Mexico's Day of the Dead. More ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Justice League
NEW YORK -- When it comes to repetitiously threatening the world with annihilation, Hollywood is almost as persistent as North Korean state media. More ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Award-winner Debby Boone to perform concert for Catholic education

New Jersey born Debby Boone, a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and author, will be kicking off the Christmas season in South Jersey. On Dec. 2 she will perform “Music & Memories,” a Christmas concert to support Catholic education.

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Monday, November 20, 2017
NEW YORK  -- "Wonder" (Lionsgate) is a beautiful film about ugliness. Its protagonist is August "Auggie" Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a 10-year-old boy born with facial deformities whose misshapen visage becomes a moral Rorschach test for the people around him. More ...
Friday, November 17, 2017
The Star
NEW YORK -- A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, "The Star" (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. More ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nature celebrated through Laudato Sí-inspired exhibit
Compared with a large and permanent exhibit space, The Aquinas Institute, Princeton, might not be the first place one imagines a thoughtfully curated display of both modern and ancient art and artifacts. More ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Life of African-American priest told through play 'From Slave to Priest'
CHICAGO -- The life of Father Augustus Tolton already reads like a novel and now it is immortalized on stage with the new play "Tolton: From Slave to Priest," produced by St. Luke Productions from Battle Ground, Washington. More ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Daddy's Home 2
NEW YORK -- Silly slapstick predominates in "Daddy's Home 2" (Paramount). More ...
Friday, November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express
NEW YORK -- A formidable list of actors, including Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov and David Suchet, have taken on the role of Agatha Christie's famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. More ...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Book says nuns found John Paul I dead, could help on path to sainthood
VATICAN CITY -- Two women may hold the key to clearing up questions still surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I and to overcoming the first hurdle on his path to canonization. More ...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok
NEW YORK -- There's plenty of combat but relatively little bloodletting in the sweeping Marvel Comics adaptation "Thor: Ragnarok" (Disney). More ...
Friday, November 3, 2017
Victoria and Abdul
NEW YORK -- Judi Dench is no stranger to playing royalty, and she shines once again as the titular queen in "Victoria and Abdul" (Focus). More ...
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thank You for Your Service
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