“Motherless Brooklyn” (Warner Bros.)

Alec Baldwin and Edward Norton star in a scene from the movie "Motherless in Brooklyn." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Edward Norton wrote, directed and stars in this adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel and the result is a top-notch crime drama. Norton plays a private detective in 1950s New York whose Tourette’s syndrome is offset by a phenomenal memory for detail. After his friend, mentor and senior partner (Bruce Willis) […]

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“The Divine Plan” (Nexus Media)

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II are seen in a still from the feature-length documentary "The Divine Plan." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Nexus Media)

By Catholic News Service This feature-length documentary examines the partnership between St. John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan that took shape after both survived assassination attempts and asks whether their collaboration in ending the Cold War and bringing about the fall of Soviet communism was accidental or providential. Filmmaker Robert Orlando showcases interviews with […]

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Galesburg senior calls on pro-lifers to defend life wherever opportunity arises

Gerard Remmes, a senior at Galesburg High School and president of Students for Life there, receives his first place award in the Knox County Right to Life essay contest from Roxanne Flesher. It was presented at the Festival of Life in Galesburg on Oct. 27. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by Gerard Remmes, a senior at Galesburg High School and president of Students for Life there. It answers the question, “What can we do to promote respect for all human life in Illinois after the passage of the extreme abortion law?” and took first place in the Knox […]

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Festival of Life in Galesburg equips people to make case for life — in 41 seconds

At the Festival of Life in Galesburg Oct. 27, keynote speaker Scott Klusendorf said this is a unique moment in time and "every one of us must be equipped to stand up and make a case for life on hostile turf. You cannot leave this to professionals." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — Calling this a unique moment in time, Scott Klusendorf said the abortion debate in America is not about choice, privacy or even whether pro-lifers are “nice enough.” The fundamental question on which abortion supporters disagree with pro-lifers is “Who counts as one of us,” said Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute and […]

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Pastor denies Communion to Biden at Mass during stop in South Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Oct. 26, 2019, at the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. Biden attended morning Mass Oct. 27 at St. Anthony Church in Florence and was refused Communion by the pastor, Father Robert E. Morey, over Biden's support for legal abortion. (CNS photo/Sam Wolfe, Reuters)

By Deirdre Mays / Catholic News Service FLORENCE, S.C. (CNS) — Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor. “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse holy Communion to former Vice President […]

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“By the Grace of God” (Music Box)

Melvil Poupaud, right, stars in a scene from the movie "By the Grace of God." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/courtesy Music Box Films)

By Catholic News Service Hard-hitting fact-based drama about priestly sexual abuse. Decades after being molested by Father Bernard Preynat (Bernard Verley) a group of survivors in Lyon, France, band together to bring him to justice and to compel the archbishop of that city, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (Francois Marthouret), to reveal what he knew about Preynat’s […]

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“Lucy in the Sky” (Fox Searchlight)

Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm star in a scene from the movie "Lucy in the Sky." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Loosely based on a real-life love triangle involving astronauts, this drama attempts to portray how the experience of outer space has a way of altering earthbound judgments. Natalie Portman plays a robotics specialist who, bored of her affectionate but dull husband (Dan Stevens), embarks on an affair with a colleague (Jon […]

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“The Current War: Director’s Cut” (101 Studios)

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a scene from the movie "The Current War: Director's Cut." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/101 Studios)

By Catholic News Service Intriguing historical drama recounting the bitter contest between inventor Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and industrialist George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) as they raced to spread electricity across the United States in the last decades of the 19th century, with Serbian-American tech whiz Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) supporting first one then the other. […]

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“Countdown” (STX)

Elizabeth Lail stars in a scene from the movie "Countdown." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

The Catholic Post Occasionally effective horror story about a haunted phone app that tells victims exactly when they’ll die. A plucky nurse (Elizabeth Lail) becomes the chief opponent of the demon (Dirk Rogers) behind it all, defending her younger sister (Talitha Bateman) with the help of a quirky priest (P.J. Byrne) whose methods are occult […]

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“Harriet” (Focus)

Cynthia Erivo stars in a scene from the movie "Harriet." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Long-overdue but flawed drama chronicling the exploits of the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, Maryland-born Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo). When her owner (Mike Marunde) dies suddenly and his son (Joe Alwyn) threatens to sell her South, she successfully escapes. Connecting with other abolitionists (including Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle […]

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