(RNS) This weekend’s box office winner, “The Conjuring,” is a creepy horror flick with all the requisite creaky doors, demon spawn and blood-curdling exorcism scene. But filmmaker brothers Chad and Carey Hayes hope it can prompt viewers to think about God and the existence of evil.
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(RNS) At 24, Dolores Hart, the actress who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss, gave up a promising Hollywood career to begin life as a cloistered nun. Fifty years later, she writes a memoir to explain her choice to a world that is perhaps even more enamored of celebirty than it was in 1963.
(RNS) The new biopic about Jackie Robinson, the Dodger great who broke baseball’s color line, opened Friday (April 12). But there’s a mysterious hole at the center of this otherwise worthy film: Robinson’s faith, which was integral to his success.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) When Eric Andrews arrived on the set of “The Lost Valentine,” an actor if he was an actor playing the role of the priest in the wedding scene. Andrews’ credentials — ordained Roman Catholic priest and Hollywood producer — make him a rarity in both religious and entertainment circles.
(RNS) Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Lawrence Wright talks to Religion News Service about his new book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief.”
(RNS) The teenage star of “Two and a Half Men'' apologized Tuesday for calling his show unbiblical “filth'' and encouraging people not to watch it during a videotaped testimony about his conversion to Seventh-day Adventism. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Another star of the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has gone rogue — but in a decidedly different direction than notorious carouser Charlie Sheen. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic leaders say a new film about a Catholic civil war in 1920s Mexico has important lessons for U.S. Catholics in 2012, and they're hoping “For Greater Glory” will help rally the faithful around their bid to defend “religious freedom.” By Lauren Markoe.