Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

TV & Stage

April 23, 2015
A.D.: The Bible Continues
A.D.: The Bible Continues

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The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.

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By Christopher Heffron/Catholic News Service
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December 4, 2014
'Sacred Journeys' series kicks off with Lourdes pilgrimage
'Sacred Journeys' series kicks off with Lourdes pilgrimage

Even though it came third on his itinerary, Bruce Feiler's pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, leads off the six-episode series "Sacred Journeys With Bruce Feiler."

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By Mark Pattison/Catholic News Service
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November 21, 2014
Faith is getting its due on the small screen

Treatments of the Catholic faith are getting their due on various TV networks. Except that, with the fractured nature of the 500-channel universe -- a quaint term to anyone with satellite TV -- you have to keep your eyes wide open. Blink and it'll be gone.

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By Mark Pattison/Catholic News Service
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May 8, 2014
Two summer shows try to emulate NBC classic series on friendships

"The Night Shift" and "Undateable" are two new series premiering on NBC at the end of May.

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April 22, 2014
'American Bible Challenge' game show revs up for third season
'American Bible Challenge' game show revs up for third season

America still loves a good TV game show, as "The American Bible Challenge" has demonstrated. It's the highest-rated program on cable's Game Show Network, which specializes in this kind of thing.

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April 1, 2014
Streaming TV: Fraught with peril or promise?

Do you want your children to be in charge of your TV? Your answer may depend on how much TV is available to you.

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February 20, 2014
"Secrets of the Vatican," Feb. 25, PBS

The historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the headline-grabbing start of his successor's ministry are certainly events worthy of close and careful analysis.

Unfortunately, "Secrets of the Vatican," a PBS documentary purporting to provide just such an examination, turns out to be, in large part, both sloppy and one-sided.

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December 9, 2013
"From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," Dec. 24 and 31, PBS
"From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," Dec. 24 and 31, PBS

The two-part PBS documentary "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," looks back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries.

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November 18, 2013
'Christmas in Conway,' Dec. 1, ABC
'Christmas in Conway,' Dec. 1, ABC

Tragic events can take on added poignancy when they unfold against the backdrop of a holiday. And so it proves for the characters in "Christmas in Conway."

This touching drama, a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, airs on ABC Sunday, Dec. 1, 9-11 p.m. EST.

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November 18, 2013
A look at classic cinema's depiction of personal holiness
A look at classic cinema's depiction of personal holiness

As the church's observance of the Year of Faith draws to a close, here are capsule reviews of 10 movies that have risen to the challenge of depicting personal holiness in a way that's both credible and engaging.

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