• Movie Review: "Tomorrowland"

    Directed by Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”), who co-wrote the screenplay with Damon Lindelof (TV’s “Lost”), “Tomorrowland” is bursting with optimism and enthusiasm. Its hopeful view of the future is a refreshing contrast to the depressing dystopian vision that has dominated Hollywood films of late.

  • Movie Review: "Pitch Perfect 2"

    The Bellas are back and singing their hearts out in “Pitch Perfect 2” (Universal), the ongoing trials and tribulations of a college a capella group.

  • Casualties of war

    War has been a constant theme in literature — from the Bible to the “Iliad” and beyond  — and modern storytellers have used it as a backdrop to tell all manner of stories about sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines.

  • Documentary follows JPII's footprints across the Western Hemisphere

    During his time as Pope, Saint John Paul II visited the American continent 22 times, traveling everywhere from Boston to Bolivia in an effort to unite the Western Hemisphere in faith.

  • Movie Review: Mad Max -- Fury Road

    A brutal assault on all the senses is the best way to describe “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros).



  • ‘Good’ questions

    One of the great ironies of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been that our military can engage in longer conflicts than ever, while losing only a fraction of the numbers who were killed during World War II and Vietnam.

  • The blood of Jesus

    “The Blood of Jesus” (1941, 57 min.), written and directed by Spencer Williams, became the first “race film” to be added to the U.S. National Film Registry. Time magazine included it among its list of “25 Most Important Films on Race.”

  • Movie Review: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

    The seemingly ever-expanding media universe centered on Marvel Comics spawns yet another property with the arrival of the so-so sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Disney).


  • 'Little Boy' filmmaker to audiences: don't let critics tell you what to think

    Following a string of negative reviews for his latest film, “Little Boy,” award-winning director and screenwriter Alejandro Monteverde said audiences should see the movie and draw their own conclusions about the film.

  • Producer keeps faith at the center of his work

    There are plenty of actors who will do anything to make it in Hollywood. There are far fewer who are defined by what they won’t do — and Eduardo Verastegui is one of them.

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The courageous witness of Blessed Oscar Romero

Tony Magliano

Who would have imagined on Feb. 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero — who was suspicious of the Catholic Church’s involvement in political activism — would die a martyr’s death for courageously defending his people against the murderous assaults of the Salvadoran government, military and right-wing death squads?

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    Life in the Spirit Seminar, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace, 15444 Nordhoff St., North Hills. Free lunch and refreshments. For more information, call Agnes, (818) 667-89

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