This animated take on the trauma of acquiring a younger sibling can best be described as amusing and the objectionable elements are sufficiently few that all but the very youngest family members can safely enjoy the fleeting fun.
Winners in movies, television and books were announced March 28 by the Christophers, who started the awards in 1949 to honor to honor writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”
“Connected World,” by Father Philip Larrey, a philosophy professor at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, studies the impact and long-term consequences of increasingly advanced technology and the rise of artificial intelligence on society.
Rod Dreher, currently senior editor at The American Conservative and author of several books, has written “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.”
The well-intentioned sports drama “Slamma Jamma” (RiverRain Productions) occasionally comes to tepid life on basketball courts. But a weak script, together with production values indicative of a low budget, keep it hobbled as a story of redemption and Christian faith.
The film contains some gory deaths and gruesome images, a few uses of profanity as well as numerous rough and several crude terms. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
The film contains much crude humor, rough language, sexual innuendo and references to homosexuality and masturbation. The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
In his new book “Strangers in A Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World,” Archbishop Chaput, 72, draws a contrast between contemporary society and the simpler America he knew in his childhood during the 1940s and 1950s.
An eight-part audio drama was just-released and it is based on the history and writings of St. Patrick himself.
“Beauty and the Beast” should be a must-see film intended for children. But Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters.