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For the Season of Grace and Redemption: 10 Movies to Watch During Lent

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–By Sam Hendrian– Well, the season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is upon us once again, and people will be scrambling to find something to give up or good deeds/spiritually-fruitful activities to perform. While watching movies may not be everyone’s idea of a fruitful Lenten activity (some people respectably sacrifice television for the season), there …

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An Inside Look: Working in Hollywood as a Christian

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For years, many Christian circles have held an “Us-vs-Them” mentality when it comes to Hollywood. The industry represents a kind of modern-day Nineveh that exports its secular culture and moral depravity across the globe. But are “Christian” and “Hollywood” really antonyms? Three JPCatholic professors and long-time Hollywood veterans shared their experiences of being a Christian …

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Up-and-Coming Catholic Production Company Produces ‘The Hidden Rebellion’

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–By Sam Hendrian– On the rise in the entertainment industry is an up-and-coming Catholic production company called For You, Joan, LLC. Founded by Daniel Rabourdin, a French immigrant and former host/producer of Theology of the Table at EWTN, its goal is to produce universally-appealing movies that powerfully yet subtly transmit important messages about our modern …

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The Transcendence of Paul Simon’s Music

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– By Sam Hendrian – Music always has and always will have the power to lift up our souls towards the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. The songs of legendary musician Paul Simon have achieved this noble purpose multiple times throughout the years. Fueled by poignant spiritual pondering and immense emotional honesty, much of Simon’s …

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Seven Valentine’s Movies for the Seven Heavenly Virtues

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–By Sam Hendrian– Valentine’s Day (and Lent) is here, and chocolate (and people giving up chocolate) abounds. While the word “love” has been grossly commercialized and abused throughout history, it is important to remember its true meaning and purpose: the selfless giving of one’s self. As my favorite high school teacher once challenged us, “sacrificial …

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Reflections on JPCatholic’s Production of ‘Our Town’

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– By Sam Hendrian – This past November, eleven JPCatholic acting students brought to life Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town under the direction of adjunct acting professor Angie Bitsko. Set in a small New Hampshire town at the beginning of the twentieth century, it tells the simple but poignant story of the daily routines …

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25 Films with Hidden Christian Themes

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– By Sam Hendrian – While Hollywood has produced a good share of well-made movies that are clearly Christian through-and-through (A Man For All Seasons, The Passion of the Christ), it has also produced countless other gems that are deeply Christian at their core despite not looking so on the surface. Here are 25 excellent films …