Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at Las Palmas Air Base in Lima, Peru, Jan. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

At Lima Mass for 1.3 million, Pope Francis preaches message of hope

Pope Francis took his message of hope to this sprawling, dusty capital of Peru, celebrating Mass within view of the rocky, waterless Andean slopes where most of the city's poorest residents live.

Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer star in a scene from the movie "The Man Who Invented Christmas." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Bleecker Street) See MOVIE-REVIEW-MAN-WHO-INVENTED-CHRISTMAS Nov. 22, 2017.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Its rather ill-chosen title notwithstanding, "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Bleecker Street) involves no denial of the Nativity.

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Johnny Depp stars in a scene from the movie "Murder on the Orient Express." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox) See MOVIE-REVIEW-MURDER-ORIENT-EXPRESS Nov. 8, 2017.

Murder on the Orient Express

A formidable list of actors, including Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov and David Suchet, have taken on the role of Agatha Christie's famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in a scene from the movie “Blade Runner 2049.” The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS/Warner Bros.) See MOVIE-REVIEW-BLADE-RUNNER-2049 Oct. 6, 2017.

Blade Runner 2049

Misogyny hangs over "Blade Runner 2049" (Warner Bros.) as blithely as the thick yellow fog of the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles it portrays.

Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in a scene from the movie "Battle of the Sexes." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS/Twentieth Century Fox) See MOVIE-REVIEW-BATTLE-SEXES Oct. 3, 2017.

Battle of the Sexes

The early 1970s in all its revanchist sexism, double-knit-fabric garishness and choking cigarette smoke is the setting of the coming-of-age story that is "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight).

Kurt Jensen

Catholic News Service

Diego Luna, Ellen Page and James Norton star in a scene from the movie "Flatliners." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.(CNS photo/Sony) See MOVIE-REVIEW-FLATLINERS Sept. 29. 2017.

Flatliners

Far from heavenly, but not exactly hellish either, the tepid afterlife-focused thriller "Flatliners" (Columbia) is more like a visit to limbo.

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Robert Pattinson stars in a scene from the movie "Good Time." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS photo/A24) See MOVIE-REVIEW-GOOD-TIME Aug. 23, 2017.

Good Time

Gritty and intense, the ironically titled crime drama "Good Time" (A24) actually charts some very grim hours in the lives of its central characters.

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Bill Skarsgard stars in a scene from the movie "It." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS/Warner Bros.) See MOVIE-REVIEW-IT-(EMBARGOED) Sept. 7, 2017.

It

Moviegoers looking for nothing more than to be unsettled will likely be satisfied with the horror adaptation "It" (Warner Bros.).

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Candice Bergen, Michael Sheen, Eden Grace Redfield, Nat Wolff, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, Lola Flanery and Pico Alexander star in a scene from the movie "Home Again." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Open Road) See MOVIE-REVIEW-HOME-AGAIN Sept. 8, 2017.

Home Again

Genteel decorum prevails in the romantic comedy "Home Again" (Open Road). At least, it does so everywhere beyond the confines of its protagonist's bedroom. The result is a morally mixed film in which kindly characters follow the misguided marital and sexual dictates of contemporary society.

John Mulderig

Catholic News Service

Palestinians react July 27 as they enter the compound known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as Temple Mount, after Israel removed all security measures it had installed. (CNS photo/Muammar Awad , Reuters)

West Bank priests stress nonviolence as youths protest Israeli occupation

With tensions still high in the Old City following weeks of violence, Father Firas Aridah completed his work at the Latin Patriarchate early so he could leave Jerusalem for his West Bank parish before any possible violence began.

Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service