Author Archives: John Mulderig

Hallmark’s April 22 TV film ‘Firelight’ is ‘inspiring, replete with positive values’

NEW YORK (CNS) — A prison for young female offenders provides the unlikely setting for a television drama about hope and new beginnings in “Firelight.” This latest, characteristically wholesome Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation — written by Ligiah Villalobos and … Continue reading

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‘Catholicism’ series airing on PBS is ‘visually splendid’

A visually splendid and intellectually satisfying introduction to Catholic Christianity is provided by the 10-part video series “Catholicism.” Written and hosted by Father Robert E. Barron, the complete documentary is available for purchase on DVD at Word on Fire, while four, … Continue reading

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‘Who Is Simon Miller?’ an entertaining adventure

MEDIA NOTEBOOK: “Who Is Simon Miller?” NEW YORK (CNS) – Viewers willing to set skepticism aside for a few hours will be rewarded with an entertaining adventure courtesy of the made-for-TV movie “Who Is Simon Miller?” Suitable for most age … Continue reading

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Media Notebook: Reissued ‘Sacrifice’ shows response to sin, fear, despair amid crisis

By John P. McCarthy Catholic News Service A remastered edition of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky’s final movie, “The Sacrifice,” has arrived on DVD from Kino International, a quarter-century after its theatrical release. Tarkovsky defected from the Soviet Union two years … Continue reading

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‘Soul Surfer’: A real-life story hits the red carpet

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service Events this spring surrounding the New York opening of the Hawaii-set film “Soul Surfer” – a fact-based drama about devoutly Christian surfing enthusiast Bethany Hamilton – revealed some interesting details about her story’s odyssey … Continue reading

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TV programs explore real-life stories of forgiveness

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service NEW YORK – Here are a couple broadcasting highlights for this weekend you might want to consider watching: a family-friendly, made-for-television movie  on Fox and a PBS special that explore real-life stories of forgiveness. The film, … Continue reading

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