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Early Man
Hognob, voiced by Nick Park, and Dug, voiced by Eddie Redmayne, appear in the animated movie
Hognob, voiced by Nick Park, and Dug, voiced by Eddie Redmayne, appear in the animated movie "Early Man." 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/Lionsgate
NEW YORK -- Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with "Early Man" (Lionsgate). More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018

St. Vincent de Paul ministry to sponsor 'Late Nite Catechism' show
The St. Vincent de Paul Society Diocese of Trenton will sponsor a production of “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in St. Denis School, Manasquan. More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
School musicals planned in Notre Dame, Villa Victoria
Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, will present “Shrek the Musical,” and Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, will present the musical “Beauty and the Beast.” More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Famous Irish tenor bringing concert, sing-along to Middletown parish
St. Mary Parish, Middletown, will be receiving an Irish blessing March 21 when Emmet Cahill, tenor from the famed Celtic Thunder production, visits the church to perform live in concert. More ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
EWTN to air new series featuring faith in action through St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Eternal Word Television Network is bringing a new series, “Our Faith in Action: Today's Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” to its channels beginning March 4. The series will follow St. Vincent de Paul members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Black Panther
NEW YORK -- Step aside, Huey Newton, there's a new "Black Panther" (Disney) in town. More ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
NEW YORK -- While not suitable for the youngest viewers, the spirited biblically based drama "Samson" (Pure Flix) can provide a fine introduction to the Hebrew he-man's story for teens. More ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
The 15:17 to Paris
NEW YORK -- The good news about the drama "The 15:17 to Paris" (Warner Bros.), as well as the real-life events on which it's based, is that, given the right circumstances and motivations, ordinary people can achieve great things. More ...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Peter Rabbit
NEW YORK -- That rustling sound you hear is famed children's author Beatrix Potter spinning in her grave, distressed at what has been done to her beloved characters in "Peter Rabbit" (Columbia). More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
The Shape of Water
NEW YORK -- Can a lovelorn yet sensuous cleaning lady in 1962 Baltimore find true love with a blue and yellow and sometimes glowing fish-man from the Amazon? More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
NEW YORK  -- The dramatic power and serious artistic intent that mark writer-director Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (Fox Searchlight) are too obvious to be denied. More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
New season of Cristo Para Todos set to premiere

Viewers of the newest episode of Cristo Para Todos, the Diocese’s Spanish-language television program, might notice the new set, new cast members and new musical talent.

But the same engaging format and compelling content for which the show has become known will be clearly recognizable in the first episode of CPT’s new season, set to begin airing Feb. 10 on Telemundo in Philadelphia and other channels in the U.S. and beyond.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Author of 'Dead Man Walking' discusses death penalty, social justice

“Each of us are given grace and called to follow the Gospels in our own lives, not just me because I’m a nun,” Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille Helen Prejean told an overflow audience in the Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, auditorium Feb.1.

Sister Helen, a 78-year-old Baton Rouge native, held the more than 950 students and guests spellbound for her talk on social justice during the celebration of Catholic Schools Week at the secondary school. 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

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