• Young nun wows judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

    Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on The Voice of Italy, a reality show akin to American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent.

  • Historians of science critique new 'Cosmos' series

    Scholars of the history of science have discussed the merits and shortcomings of the new television series “Cosmos,” saying that the first episode's discussion of Church history strayed from historical facts.

  • Sherlock Through the Looking Glass: ’Twas Brillig!

    Writer-director Gus Krieger is bucking a trend with his “Sherlock Through the Looking Glass.” The Great Detective is, today, “re-imagined” in movies as a short, shabby, Victorian eccentric while, on TV, he’s either a shambling, post-modern Los Angeles private eye, or an enigmatic thinking-machine in today’s London. Krieger, happily, remains closer to the Holmes Canon.

  • On PBS: ‘First Christians’ offers insights, controversy

    Looking back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries is the two-part documentary "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," to be rerun as a "Frontline" documentary Dec. 24 and 31 on PBS (check local listings).

  • "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," Dec. 24 and 31, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Looking back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries is the two-part documentary "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," to be rerun as a "Frontline" documentary Tuesdays, Dec. 24 and 31, 10 p.m.-midnight EST each night on PBS (check local listings).

  • Conway: ‘People are much more relaxed with clean material’

    Comedy legend Tim Conway won six Emmys in his 11 seasons as one of the stars of the legendary “The Carol Burnett Show” before starring in a seemingly endless string of funny family films with Don Knotts.
  • The new TV season: The best of shows, the worst of shows

    There's both good news and bad for viewers with the advent of the fall television season.
  • 'Bible' aims to make 'emotional connection' with audience

    It took the combined clout of an actress best known for playing an angel and her big-ratings executive-producer husband, but Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have pulled off the making of a 10-hour miniseries, "The Bible," that gets its premiere Sunday, March 3, on the History cable channel.
  • History Channel’s ‘The Bible’: Brisk and compressed

    Considered strictly as a work of literature, few volumes can rival the Bible for high-stakes drama, intriguing characters, tumultuous action and sheer spectacle.

  • ‘First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty’ airs on PBS

    As numerous church leaders have warned in recent years, the rights of believers are increasingly under threat — not only around the world but within the United States as well.
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Voices

Easter new life: What does it look like?

Rev. Jim Clarke

Volumes have been written about the theological significance of the Resurrection event, but Resurrection cannot be confined to theological concepts — it is a matter of the heart. The heart recognizes a deeper truth waiting to be taken into our lives.

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  • Sunday, May 4

    Classic Car Show, fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio Boys Town, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Chatsworth; $. (818) 259-1964.

    St. Bonaventure HS 50th Anniversary Fiesta, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 3167 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. (805) 648-6836.

    Organist Sal Soria in Concert, with flutist Zachary Valenzuela, 4 p.m., Cathedral Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A.; $. (213) 680-5200.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, 4:30 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. (562) 429-1965.

    Organist Paul Jacobs in Concert, with Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey, 7:30 p.m., Disney Concert Hall, L.A.; $. (323) 850-2000.

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