• ‘Fargo’: Trouble in the Heartland? You betcha

    As the late Fulton Sheen once said to an evolution fundamentalist: “We are not risen apes, but fallen angels.”

  • 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.

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Voices

How we react to criticism and opposition

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness and empathy inside us.

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  • Saturday, September 20

    San Fernando Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Alemany HS, 11111 Alemany Dr., Mission Hills; $. (818) 365-5123.

    “Day of Reflection: The Word Is in Your Heart,” led by Bob Hurd, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 2511 S. C St., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

    Centering Prayer, introductory workshop, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. (818) 784-4515.

    “Learn Natural Family Planning,” course presented by Couple to Couple League (also Oct. 11, Nov. 8), 9:30 a.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, North Hollywood. (818) 994-2110.

    Holy Name of Jesus School90th Anniversary, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2190 W. 31st St., L.A. (323) 731-1830.

    “Lyrics & Laughter,” benefit dinner-auction for Little Sisters of the Poor, 6 p.m., Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates; $. (310-548-0625.

     “Lyrics & Laughter,” benefit dinner-auction for Little Sisters of the Poor, 6 p.m., Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates; $. (310-548-0625.

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