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June 1-2: Triumph with ‘Messenger of The Truth’ on PBS

Published at Catholic Lane and RenewAmerica.com. This Sunday, June 1, and Monday, June 2, a miracle of sorts takes place on mainstream TV as PBS affiliates broadcast a documentary about a heroic Catholic priest. “Messenger of The Truth” is about Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, chaplain to the Solidarity labor union that nonviolently took down the communist regime in […]

‘Putin on the Ritz’

March 2014 update: Initially I posted this as entertainment. However, there’s nothing funny about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. —————————– Since November, I’ve been so extremely busy working on other people’s projects that my website has been stagnant. Nevertheless, I laughed out loud when a friend posted something on Facebook: none other than “Putin on the […]

Happy birthday to Neil Diamond

Happy birthday to Neil Diamond! Today he’s 73. Thanks to Neil for his beautiful music and for being a class act. Long live Neil Diamond! Long live America!

New film puts Christ back into Christmas

My latest @ Crisis Magazine… Above all, Christmas is about celebrating the birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While many Christians try to faithfully rejoice, the holidays can be tinged with sorrow for any number of reasons, especially loneliness. Today, however, a sweet uplifting movie premiers. “The Christmas Candle” opens November 22 in […]

Answering Pope’s call, Catholic priest ‘takes to the streets’ with ‘Come My Way’ music video

Dominican Friars Province of Saint Joseph Dominican Foundation 141 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 BlackFriarFilms.org On Twitter @blackfriarfilms Facebook.com/BlackfriarsMedia NEW YORK – BlackFriar Films, a branch of the Dominican Friars, Province of Saint Joseph, is echoing the call of Pope Francis for young Catholics to “stir things up” and take their faith “to […]

August 1: ‘Portraits of Faith’ Debuts on NET

Entertainers & Writers Share the Faith Integral to Their Work BROOKLYN, NY – Thursday, August 1, New Evangelization Television (NET) debuts its highly-anticipated new show Portraits of Faith, hosted and produced by Terence Donnellan. Portraits is the brainchild of NET executive producer Craig Tubiolo and Donnellan. “Portraits of Faith looks at what role religious faith […]

Thousands ‘rock’ Brooklyn at NET & St. Athanasius youth festival

BROOKLYN, NY – On Friday, over 3,000 people from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn packed the Bensonhurst neighborhood for a youth festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Athanasius Catholic Church. New Evangelization Television (NET) organized the festival and people of all ages came for free rides, games, food and drinks, plus live performances by Seri, […]

‘Hating Breitbart’ and loving justice

Published over the weekend @ RenewAmerica.com… “The left pits people against one another: divide and conquer. I don’t want to live in that world – I’m sick of living in that world. I live in that world. It is the exact opposite of e pluribus unum,” says Andrew Breitbart in “Hating Breitbart,” which opens in […]

Bozell: Hollywood and Post-Boston ‘Xenophobia’

Brent Bozell | April 27, 2013 | 06:31 As much as liberals had their fingers crossed after the Boston Marathon bombings – please don’t let it be a Muslim, please don’t let it be a Muslim – that’s who the terrorists were. All that wishing and hoping is based on the very ugly premise that […]

REEL FAITH Movie Review Show Honors Roger Ebert

And Premieres New Season of Action-Packed Movie Reviews Through a Catholic Lens BROOKLYN, NY – Where can moviegoers turn for reliable information on current films from a faithful Catholic perspective? Beginning May 24, on Fridays at 8 PM ET, they can tune-in to REEL FAITH for the weekly half-hour movie review program, now in its fourth […]

Young blogger leads in helping Dominicans produce provocative film

NEW YORK – Kindly Light, the filmmaking branch of the Dominican Friars Province of Saint Joseph, is raising funds at indiegogo.com for their provocative new documentary with unseen film of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Starting with the example of Saint Paul’s failure to convert the Greeks in Athens, Sheen urges his fellow priests to […]

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Little Story That Did

Great story by radio host Patrick Coffin… December 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. It’s a Wonderful Life: The Little Story That Did Part Dante, part film noir, part Bible story, Capra’s classic survives its unhappy debut. By Patrick Coffin While shaving on the morning of February 28, 1938, a man named Philip got an idea for a […]

Mixed emotions on the movie ‘Les Misérables’

Published and argued at CatholicLane Thanks to a friend and diehard “Les Miserables” fan, I saw the movie musical but have mixed emotions about it. Hugh Jackman is a fine Jean Valjean, but the Victor Hugo story is highly misleading on the French Revolutionaries; the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by […]

Freedom-loving Mexicans protest new president

With the re-election of Obama/Biden here and a new PRI president in Mexico, things don’t look good for freedom lovers in either country. PRI is the same party of Marxists and Communists who persecuted Catholics and others of goodwill for 71 years and it’s the party dreaded by makers of the movie “For Greater Glory.” […]

New ‘For Greater Glory’ DVD reveals what it means to be Church Militant

The film “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada,” starring Andy Garcia, Mauricio Kuri, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O’Toole, Santiago Cabrera and Oscar Isaac, is now available on DVD and very timely as Catholics, some 25 percent of the U.S. population, prepare to vote on November 6. Verástegui, who plays Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, […]

‘October Baby’ could be a life saver

Published at RenewAmerica and National Right to Life News Americans are flocking to independent films in this year of 2012. One of these indies, “October Baby” with John Schneider, is now on DVD and very timely as Catholics and others prepare to vote on November 6. In fact, this movie will always be timely for […]

My favorite RNC speeches

These are my favorite speeches from the Republican National Convention. What are yours? Clint Eastwood: “Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party.” Ouch! 😀 Earlier in the speech, Eastwood said: “I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election. And though I was not […]

Frightening truth about Obama in movie theaters & on DVDs

Oct. 5 update: “2016” will be released on DVD Oct. 16. Pre-order from Amazon in right column Two important documentaries are in theaters now as Americans prepare to vote in November. Two more are available on DVD and I’ve got lots of info for you. At the Washington screening of “2016: Obama’s America,” one of […]

‘Runaway Slave’ movie theme song

Here’s the music video to Rev. C.L. Bryant’s movie “Runaway Slave.” Jack Spade sings and it  includes some scenes and people  featured in the film. You can get it by clicking on one of my Amazon links… Click here for my story on Rev. Bryant and “Runaway Slave”

Would blacks vote for a white Obama?

WND EXCLUSIVE Would blacks vote for a white Obama? Former NAACP leader defies racial politics in new movie, ‘Runaway Slave’ Published: August 3, 2012 By Anita Crane If Barack Obama wasn’t black, would most black voters really have reason to support him? Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former chapter president of the National Association for the […]

‘You didn’t build that’: Obama’s anti-colonialist rage?

WND EXCLUSIVE ‘You didn’t build that’: Anti-colonialist rage? ‘Americans stole it, he has every right to use power of state to confiscate it back’ By Anita Crane Published: July 27, 2012 At the beginning of his new film “2016: Obama’s America,” Dinesh D’Souza states, “We are all shaped by our pasts, and we carry elements […]

‘Schindler’s List’ producer on his new movie about Obama

WND EXCLUSIVE Movie seeks president’s real roots ‘2016: Obama’s America’ intended to open voters’ eyes Published: June 22, 2012 By Anita Crane As Barack Obama intensifies his re-election campaign by granting illegal aliens amnesty, endorsing “gay marriage” and even producing a White House commercial for the nation’s largest abortion business, there’s a new movie coming […]

Do not miss ‘For Greater Glory’!

Stunning historical attack on Christians revealed ‘For Greater Glory’ project features Catholic priest with crucifix, bandolier, gun Published by WND: May 31, 2012 By Anita Crane It’s being called the “Schindler’s List” of Mexico, and it reveals what really terrifies a Marxist: A Catholic priest armed with a crucifix, bandolier and a gun. Tomorrow, nearly […]

‘October Baby’ beats forecasts, expansion announced

WND EXCLUSIVE Independent pro-life movie makes success of opening weekend Published: March 29, 2012 By Anita Crane Despite Hollywood’s advice to independent filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin, popular demand proved naysayers wrong. Box Office Mojo reports “October Baby” ranked No. 8 last weekend and the brothers are expanding theater distribution this weekend. As WND reported […]

Movie makers defy ‘Don’t touch this story’ warnings

WND EXCLUSIVE Published March 22, 2012 By Anita Crane When Jon and Andrew Erwin worked as cameramen for ESPN, made TV commercials, music videos and then a TV pilot, these brothers from Birmingham, Ala., had no designs for making a feature film about an abortion survivor. But tomorrow, March 23, their first feature film, “October […]

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