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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 11, 2021 / 13:01 pm The actor who plays Jesus in the internet series “The Chosen” met Pope Francis on Wednesday, fulfilling a lifelong dream as he visits Rome this week to view pilgrimage sites related to the Gospels. Jonathan Roumie, a Catholic who

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service NEW YORK — For much of 2013, Hollywood seemed to be in the doldrums, turning out a good deal of product, but very little of quality. With the approach of year’s end, and the looming awards season, however, things improved remarkably. So much so,

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s not exactly the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones, but just as those two bands shook up the pop charts nearly a half-century ago, two convents’ CDs are vying for a spot atop the Billboard classical music charts.

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service  NEW YORK (CNS) — Given that his first appearance in print dates back to 1963, the comics-based superhero of “Iron Man 3” (Disney) may be said to be turning 50 this year. Perhaps a midlife crisis is to blame for the lack of freshness

By Adam and Margaret Shaw Catholic News Service  NEW YORK (CNS) — In the words of Catholic novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, there may be only “one ring to rule them all.” But there is certainly more than one videogame adaptation out there of director Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings”