The Bible indeed continues after Christ's ascension. The Gospel spreads. The Christian community grows amazingly.
Readers of the popular Jesuit magazine America may have noticed that its publisher, America Press, is undergoing a rebranding.
"People are reading print publications less and less, particularly young millennials," said Jesuit Fr. Jeremy Zipple, executive editor of America Films, a significant part of the newly established cross-platform entity America Media.
Laypeople are meant to be "out on the frontlines" of using media in the new evangelization, said a speaker at a panel discussion Monday at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
The panel consisted of leaders in Catholic broadcasting and communications and was held in honor of the 75th anniversary of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's first televised service on Easter of 1940*.
It was part of a weeklong celebration of the legacy of the 20th-century Catholic evangelist.
Column: Whenever it's published in the next few months, I expect to read Harper Lee's novel Go Set a Watchman.
Column: My podcast feed includes a number of spiritual and religious shows NCR readers might want to check out.
"A.D. The Bible Continues" features a decidedly more multicultural cast, the result of honest conversations between black church leaders and the filmmakers.
Review: "Woman in Gold," starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, is an elegant David-and-Goliath story.
Review: While the story includes most of the key narrative elements from the Gospels, the writers have imagined additional dialogue and intrigue.
Need proof that biblical entertainment is Hollywood's holiest trend? Then look no further than Morocco, where three TV projects -- National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus," NBC's "A.D. The Bible Continues" and CNN's "Finding Jesus" -- were filmed on neighboring sets last year.
Piero di Cosimo "presents an interesting case study of an artist who was very well-respected in his day ... but he has lost the attention."