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Noah: new film on the Great Flood challenges viewers
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, Noah, opens in theatres across the United States on Friday. The film critic and founder of the Decent Films Guide (, Steven D. Greydanus, offered an appraisal of the film for the National Catholic Register ( “Noah,” he writes there, “pays its source material a rare compliment: It takes Genesis seriously as a landmark of world literature and ancient moral reflection, and a worthy source of artistic inspiration in our day.” Listen to Steven D. Greydanus’s extended conversation with Chris Altieri: That the film is visually stunning is evident even from…
Vatican media centre launched for Easter and Canonization celebrations
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - The Vatican Media Centre which will cover both the Easter celebrations and the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II was launched on Thursday. The Press Office of the Holy See will have overall control of the centre but co-ordination will also be provided by Vatican Radio, the Vatican Television Center and the various Management and Services of the Governorate of Vatican City . The Vatican Media Centre, which is located in the Paul the VI hall, will be divided into three areas: print, television and radio. The radio section will be managed…
Advisory for Broadcasters: Worldwide Telecasts Information for Holy Week, Easter and Canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII
(UCCB) -  The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis in Holy Week and Easter and the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time). •  Good Friday, April 18, 19.15-21.00 hours, Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. •  Sunday April 20, 08:15-10:30 hours, Easter Sunday Mass presided over by Pope Francis immediately followed by the Message and Blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and to the World) from St. Peter’s…
Catholic Media Professionals Urged To Help Save Nigeria
Abuja (Catholic News Service of Nigeria) Catholic media practitioners have been called upon to use their profession to bring an end to communal clashes and violence in the country. This call was made by the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. T.O.E. Elechi, in his welcome address to the first Plenary meeting of Diocesan Directors of Communication held at the Assumpta Pastoral Centre, Owerri, Imo State, recently. While describing the theme of the meeting: Communication at the Service of Authentic Culture of Encounter, as very apt in the very situation of the Nigerian situation, Dr. Elechi declared: “I…
Discerning the Fruits of the Digital Age. We use technology more wisely when we recognize how it affects the way we see the world
Washington.- Several years ago, I was walking in an orchard of lemon trees in Italy and picked one of the fruits to smell the delicious perfume. Immediately, it made me think of my mother; I would have liked to share that lovely scent with her. But how? This was something I could not email to her or post on Facebook. This was something wonderful that technology could not transmit. I had to wait several months until her next visit to Rome. The experience prompted me to think about different ways to communicate, whether via an email or a handshake. Telephones,…

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