Film review: Director Pablo Larraín's narrative about the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is a clever, artsy fantasy, opening in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 16.
'Silence': The book and film are a fictionalized account of the persecution of Christians in 17th-century Japan; the central figures are Jesuit missionaries.
NCR Today: "Moana" continues Disney's efforts to showcase a bolder princess and disrupt the damsel-in-distress archetype.
Take and Read: Un tal Jesús foregrounds Jesus' humanness and his vision of the reign of God, with Latin American village life woven into the narrative world.
Basque Country: An artist has become a town treasure, with a crew of devoted fans who follow his daily work, helping to lug paint jugs up and down scaffolding and doing other chores.
One of several surprises at Fallingwater -- the iconic weekend-retreat home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built on a waterfall in 1936 -- are the collection's religious works. The patrons, the Kaufmanns, were Jewish, but their collection includes Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, and several noteworthy Catholic works.
Distinctly Catholic: Mercy Matters: Opening yourself to the Life-giving Gift is not the kind of book I normally review because it is not the kind of book I normally read.
In New York, Minneapolis and Atlanta, artifacts and art illustrate the life and times of Martin Luther, while over in Europe, a moving museum hits the road.
Play Review: The characters in Lynn Nottage's latest play cope with the decline of factory jobs in the Rust Belt, a phenomenon discussed during the election.
NCR Today: "Doctor Strange" probably wasn't intended to be an occasion for sacramental teaching, but it does provide the opportunity, amid stunning visuals.