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Theologians suggest imagining a closer relationship with God when picturing heaven

Catholic News Service The old Flatt and Scruggs bluegrass spiritual captures an image many devoutly believe in its chorus: "Heaven (supernal)/ Heaven (eternal)/ I'm so...

‘Wish Upon’ presents fatally fulfilled desires

Catholic News Service The low-budget Faustian fable that is “Wish Upon” has a bullied teen girl fulfilling her earthly desires for vengeance, money, popularity and...

Anyone can evangelize — here’s how

Catholic News Service Effective evangelizing for ordinary Catholics means keeping it simple: Listen first. Then talk. It's a command that accompanies our baptism. Pope Francis, in...

‘The House’ is for losers

Catholic News Service Had “The House” been made as a taut, dark comedy about the price of greed, it might have some merit. Instead, director...

‘The Lovers’ a 'lyrical' look at infidelity but not its damage

Catholic News Service To the extent that a thoughtful drama about marital infidelity can be considered lyrical, “The Lovers” achieves that. Writer-director Azazel Jacobs carefully...

Work is a means of sanctification, say Opus Dei members

Catholic News Service As an audio coordinator for "Sesame Street," Katie Robinson knew she had a job others might envy. She liked her work, enjoyed the...

Young adult ministry: What works?

Catholic News Service Attracting and building young adult ministries requires social skills, sometimes musical skills (Karaoke nights just don't organize themselves, you know), a strong...

Catholic food blogger Jeff Young connects food and faith

Catholic News Service Food culture is nothing new to Jeff Young, founder of the Catholic Foodie blog and podcast. "I grew up in southeastern Louisiana. If...

Ailing teen rescued from her mother’s quarantine in ‘Everything, Everything’

Catholic News Service Cynics beware: The teen-oriented romantic drama “Everything, Everything” bears more than a little resemblance to one of those fairy tales involving a...

'The Dinner' doesn't go down easy

Catholic News Service “The Dinner,” a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind's savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense...

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