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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

TV & Stage

June 15, 2015
With Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, it's a family affair
With Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, it's a family affair

CNS photo by TV Land

Jim Gaffigan, the comic actor known both for his funny books like "Dad Is Fat" and "Food: A Love Story" and his inclusion of his Catholicism in his stand-up routines, has a close collaborator: his wife, Jeannie.

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May 29, 2015
Theater's productions contain Catholic themes
Theater's productions contain Catholic themes

As Rochester's Geva Theatre prepares to raise the curtain on its 43rd season this fall, many of the upcoming shows contain themes involving Catholic teachings and values.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
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May 28, 2015
Geva announces productions for 2015-16 season

The 2015-16 Geva Theatre season will feature the following productions.

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

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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