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  • Worth Watching in May 2011

    by Peggy Weber

    Television, Radio & Multimedia   The Beatification of Pope John Paul II will broadcast on Catholic TV at noon and 8 p.m. Watch on Sky Angel channel 142, selected cable outlets, or online at CatholicTV.com. (MAY 1)   This clever and… read more

  • Worth Watching in April 2011

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television, Radio & Multimedia   ABC Family Channel has begun national broadcasts of THE SUNDAY MASS, produced by Passionist Communications. Celebrated at St. Malachy’s Church (The Actors’ Chapel) in New York’s Times Square, the liturgy can… read more

  • Worth Watching in March 2011

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television, Radio & Mulitmedia   While speaking about the 45th WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS, Pope Benedict XVI praised new media technologies such as Facebook but also warned of their risks, including depersonalization and self-indulgence. … read more

  • Worth Watching in February 2011

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television & Multimedia   Disney Channel launches DISNEY JUNIOR, a multiplatform label devoted to preschoolers. Among its debuting shows are “Disney Poetry Shorts” and “Special Agent Oso,” designed to encourage healthy lifestyles. Check listings… read more

  • A Q&A with Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff, Catholic and producer of “Memphis,” Tony-Award winning Best Musical of 2010

    by Traci Neal

    Months after the hit Broadway show, “Memphis,” took home four Tony Awards, including the 2010 Best Musical, one of the show’s producers, Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff, a Catholic, was still somewhat awestruck.   Longtime social justice … read more

  • Worth Watching in December

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television & Multimedia   PBS’ Independent Lens presents THE CALLING, a two-part documentary that follows seven Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim Americans as they train for the clergy. Produced by a multi-denominational team … read more

  • Fun facts about the making of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Photos at Right:   First picture: From left to right: Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), and Georgie Henley (Lucy) in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”   Second picture: Georgie Henley as… read more

  • Worth Watching in November

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television & Internet PBS’s six-hour miniseries CIRCUS hits the road with the Big Apple Circus to offer an unprecedented and visually thrilling look inside the big top as well as behind the scenes, where myriad performers reflect on the ups and downs … read more

  • Worth Watching

    by John P. McCarthy

    Television & Internet   Throughout August, Father Robert Reed will appear on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website usccb.org introducing video reflections on the daily mass readings delivered by priests, religious… read more

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    On December 10th, THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER returns to the magic andwonder of C.S. Lewis' beloved world - via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader.  In this new installment of the blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia motion picture franchise, … read more