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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Very Rev. Robert Barron John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” has proven to be wildly popular among young adults in the English-speaking world, and the recently released

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A modern cinematic midrash on the Biblical tale

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up. While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many

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The story of France’s Jewish cardinal

“The Jewish Cardinal” tells the true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism and

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‘Son of God’ to open at area theaters Feb. 28

Twentieth Century Fox has announced the release of “Son of God” in theatres nationwide, including theaters in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, on Friday, Feb. 28.Last year, producer and

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Challenging, but enriching, love

From Gregorian chant to Christian rock, music of praise and worship crosses genres, cultures and centuries. Some believers find a bridge to the divine in listening to Handel’s “Messiah,” or

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A meditation on the film ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” is the most visually arresting movie since “Avatar.” Its special effects have been quite rightly characterized as revolutionary and groundbreaking. But what is perhaps most surprising about

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Pondering a gruesome scene at the Rodin Museum

Recently I was able to visit the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. I was thrilled to spend a few hours strolling through the building and adjacent gardens because I continue to

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C.S. Lewis on stage, and on the couch

There are those who love C.S. Lewis, and those who have never read him, and that accounts for pretty much everybody. This month the Philadelphia theater presents two opportunities for

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Reaching out in song

Singer-songwriter Kathleen Fowle doesn’t even remember his name. He was homeless. She met him years ago in St. Paul, Minn., and their encounter was, in most ways, unremarkable. He didn’t

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Life and death at the Rodin Museum

Auguste Rodin was close to his sister Maria, who entered the convent and died at a young age. Rodin was devastated and soon entered a religious order himself, the Society