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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...

‘How to Be a Latin Lover’

Catholic News Service There are so many plot threads going in “How to Be a Latin Lover,” they never quite come together. Rather, the film...

‘Free Fire’ would be better with pies instead of bullets

Catholic News Service The premise of “Free Fire” is that a single extended gunfight can sustain an entire film, provided the participants in the showdown...

The Blackcoat’s Daughter — When it's a demon, who you gonna...

Catholic News Service This year’s crop of demon-possession plots, that hardy stalwart of horror, kicks off in high style with the very adult “The Blackcoat's...

‘Slamma Jamma’ dunk funk

Catholic News Service The well-intentioned sports drama “Slamma Jamma” occasionally comes to tepid life on basketball courts. But a weak script, together with production values...

Drug heist and kidney crisis ‘Collide’

Catholic News Service As its title implies, “Collide” involves vehicular mayhem. There’s so much high-speed demolition derby, in fact, that it becomes somewhat more entertaining, just...

‘Fist Fight’ a dirty jokes mess in the parking lot after...

Catholic News Service We have to inquire: What kinds of audience laughter are the makers of the misbegotten “Fist Fight” going for? Broad guffaws at human...

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