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The movie, Alpha, is tale about a man and his dog
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in a scene from the movie
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in a scene from the movie "Alpha." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. CNS photo/Sony
NEW YORK -- The oft-repeated tale of a boy and his dog is as old as time -- or at least the last Ice Age, the intriguing setting for "Alpha" (Columbia). More ...
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Meg
NEW YORK  -- Forty-three summers ago (incredibly), Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" made moviegoers afraid to go in the ocean, for fear of getting bitten (or worse) by a great white shark. More ...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout a thrill ride
NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise's by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing espionage sequel "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" (Paramount). More ...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Freehold parishioner's 'Comic Con Christianity' book for all ages

For adults who see superheroes and the comic books, movies and television shows they inspire as works that can inform our faith, “Comic Con Christianity” by Jen Schlameuss-Perry, published Aug. 7 from Paulist Press, will come as welcome affirmation.

And for countless young people interested in building a vocabulary of faith, Schlameuss-Perry, pastoral associate in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, hopes the book will become a gateway to Catholic Christian thought.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Empathy topic of newest Cristo Para Todos episode

“Better you than me” is a sentiment all too common these days, but on the latest episode of Cristo Para Todos, the phrase gets turned on its head when talking about empathy.

The new episode, “Mejor Otro y No Yo,” will air at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 on Telemundo Philadelphia.

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Friday, August 3, 2018
Christopher Robin
NEW YORK -- It's always dangerous to tamper with perfection. And, if there were ever a perfect world, it must be that of the Winnie the Pooh literature created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard in the 1920s. More ...
Friday, August 3, 2018
The Darkest Minds
NEW YORK -- A strong sense of deja vu hovers over "The Darkest Minds" (Fox), a dystopian thriller about gifted teens running for their lives. More ...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The Spy Who Dumped Me
NEW YORK -- Given its blend of genres, director and co-writer Susanna Fogel's fish-out-of-water action comedy "The Spy Who Dumped Me" (Lionsgate) is surprisingly violent. More ...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
EWTN's Benkovic Williams talks ministry, life, suffering on DCM radio

Domestic Church Media, Catholic media apostolate in Ewing, hosted special guests July 16 when Johnnette Benkovic Williams, founder and president of the Catholic apostolate Women of Grace, and her husband, Jack Williams, general manager for EWTN radio, joined Jim Manfredonia, DCM founder and CEO, for a broadcast of Benkovic Williams' “Women of Grace Live” radio program.

The show, which airs live Monday through Saturday on EWTN station affiliates, can be heard on DCM at 11 a.m.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
NEW YORK -- Though a mixed bag of good values and a bit of dodgy humor renders it acceptable but not ideal for kids, sharp satire makes the witty animated comedy "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" (Warner Bros.) a hoot for their elders.  More ...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

 Updated for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS systems, "Captain Toad" is a delightful and graphically imaginative puzzler suitable for all ages.

It's a spinoff from the popular "Super Mario 3D World." The

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Caritas Chorale to hold August auditions
Caritas Chamber Chorale, an a cappella ensemble, is holding scheduled auditions this August. All voice parts are welcome; however, tenors are particularly encouraged to come forward. More ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout
NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise's by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing espionage sequel "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout" (Paramount). More ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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