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Interview with director of film "Deliver us from evil"
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Clergy are too often stereotyped in movies "because writers and directors don't know any pastors or priests," said director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the new crime-horror film "Deliver Us From Evil." "I've known quite a few in my life. They're some of the most interesting people I've met and some of the smartest people," he said in a June 26 telephone interview from Hollywood with Catholic News Service. "Deliver Us From Evil" is taken from the memoir of New York police detective Ralph Sarchie, played by Australian actor Eric Bana, perhaps best known for the title role…
Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Going by the pseudonym "X," Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century. The pope created lengthy riddles, known as "charades," in Latin in which readers had to guess a rebus-like answer from two or more words that together formed the syllables of a new word. Eight of his puzzles were published anonymously in "Vox Urbis," a Rome newspaper that was printed entirely in Latin between 1898-1913, according to an article in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. A reader who submitted the correct answer…
South Africa. Catholic Media Expowill be gathering together on 26th July
South Africa ( - Do you want to know how to use the world of technology in a productive way for your parish, school or religious congregation?Are you tired of the format of your parish bulletin and want fresh ideas? Have you seen a Catholic App and wondered how you could design apps? Have you seen Catholics on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and wondered how they got there? Have you ever wondered how a Catholic magazine is produced? Do you want to be involved in your local area radio station but do not know what is required or how to…
Catholic Digital Media Conference in Sydney Encourages Catholics to Occupy ‘Digital Continent’
Australia ( - Australia and New Zealand’s Catholic digital media enthusiasts will get a chance to learn from two of the world’s foremost Catholic media figures in August for the first staging of the Catholic Digital Media Conference (CDMC). The follow-up to the successful CNMC Melbourne in September 2013, CDMC Sydney will offer insights into how Catholics can – and should – use the Internet to share the message of the Gospel, with useful tips on how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram can be tools for evangelisation. “It can be easy for individuals and organisations within the Church…
The site web of the Pope Francis trip to Korea is online
Seoul (Agenzia Fides) – The official site of Pope Francis’ visit in South Korea, on the occasion of the 6th World Youth Day in Asia, is online. The Holy Father will make the third international pilgrimage of his pontificate from August 14 to 18, and for this occasion a website has been prepared which can be visited in two languages: English and Korean. The site's pages contain information about the visit, the events, the organization, the prayers and liturgical celebrations. The site of the Pope's pilgrimage in Korea:

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