Friday, February 15, 2019

Reviews New Zealand Catholic

Old-fashioned heroes triumph

by NEVIL GIBSON As winter approaches, the movie year moves into blockbuster season to coincide with the Northern Hemisphere summer. Blockbusters are large budget films loaded with special effects and are aimed...

Helping youth to go even deeper into their faith

YOUCAT STUDY GUIDE by Jack Kersting, Paul George, Mark Brumley, Vivian W. Dudro (Ignatius Press 2013, supplied by Pleroma Christian Supplies); $19.99. Reviewed by TERESA McNAMARA. Pilgrims who came home after...

Leading a revival of biblical blockbusters

by NEVIL GIBSON It’s two generations since major Hollywood studios produced blockbusters based on biblical themes. So the release of Noah (Paramount) will be watched with keen interest in its commercial fortunes as...

An enlightening and inspiring focus on prayer

by Delia Ruane I found this book by Richard Leonard, a Jesuit priest, the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office, consultant to the Australian Bishop’s Media Committee, film critic and international...

Movie Review: Son of God

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- As the first wide-release film in nearly 50 years to focus on the life of Jesus as a whole, "Son of...