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Learn how to be holy this Lenten season

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2016 – In HOW TO BE HOLY: First Steps in Becoming a Saint, author Dr. Peter Kreeft lays out simple steps that will help anyone wanting to grow in holiness. An author of more than 75 books, Kreeft explains that this is the most important topic he’s ever written about — how one becomes holy or, to put it another way, how... Read More

Have you been Tweeting With God?

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2016 – Last year Father Michael Remery released the groundbreaking book, TWEETING WITH GOD: #BIG BANG, PRAYER, BIBLE, SEX, CRUSADES, SIN, CAREER. His Twitter-friendly book provided answers to 200 daring questions from young people, about God, faith, morality and more. Building on the popularity of TWEETING WITH GOD, Father Michel... Read More

Behold the Year of Mercy

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2015 – The Jubilee Year of Mercy begins today on the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Francis has called us to “live lives shaped by mercy,” and benefit greatly from the Year of Mercy. The ideal resource for the Year of Mercy is... Read More

What’s the real story about JFK’s controversial decision to assassinate a revered Catholic?

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2015 – Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian “Mandate of Heaven,” a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic — in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant.... Read More

Do our souls yearn for heaven?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2015 – One of the most significant problems our culture faces today is the loss of transcendence and its four negative consequences: It causes us to underestimate and depreciate our nature, dignity, destiny and meaning in life; It takes away an important source of healing and consolation for those who are suffering and sick; It... Read More

Uncovered — the dirty secrets behind the feminist movement

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2015 – The 1960s women’s rights movement has had a profoundly adverse impact on women throughout the United States, including Sue Ellen Browder, a former ardent propagandist for sexual liberation who wrote stories meant to soft-sell unmarried sex, contraception and abortion as the single woman’s path to personal fulfillment... Read More

The Catholic man is an endangered species

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2015 – God created Catholic men for greatness, but many instead have chosen to be purveyors of immorality and mediocrity. They have abdicated their responsibility to live as godly men and allowed themselves to become effeminized by the culture, turning their backs on the authentic moral teachings of the Church, especially... Read More

17 Cardinals and Counting

SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2015 – The Synod of Bishops on the Family will meet in October to discuss marriage and the family, two hotly debated topics that have caused a crisis in the Catholic Church. In preparation for the highly anticipated event, seventeen prominent cardinals from around the world have written powerful essays for a series of books... Read More

How do we live the truth in love when the culture says we’re haters?

SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2015 – One of the most hotly debated topics in the Church today, especially with the rapidly approaching Synod of Bishops, is how can Catholics provide pastoral attention to families with persons with same-sex attraction while avoiding unjust discrimination? In a culture that equates reaffirming moral principles with hate... Read More

‘90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN’ LANDS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS

ATLANTA, Jul 8, 2015 – 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN—the stirring story of Don Piper, who died in an accident, experienced heaven and returned to face severe physical, emotional and spiritual challenges—has landed a distribution deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films. The faith film is based on Piper’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name with more... Read More

An ‘Old Fashioned’ romance comes home

ATLANTA, June 8, 2015 – Pure Flix has announced the June 16 DVD release of OLD FASHIONED (PG-13), which centers on former frat boy Clay Walsh and Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman, who together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America. OLD FASHIONED currently is the No. 2 DVD in Amazon’s “Hot New Releases... Read More

Who’s responsible for designing the designer?

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2015 – One of the most contentious topics atheists and Christian discuss is who, if anyone, designed the world and, if there is one designer, who created the designer? In his new book, WHO DESIGNED THE DESIGNER?, philosopher and Thomas Aquinas College professor Michael Augros poses rarely asked questions that enable his readers... Read More

Your search for true happiness is over

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2015 – Happiness is one of the most discussed topics in our culture — Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner declared he has found happiness during his controversial transgender conversion in a nationally televised interview last week; the United Nations declared an International Happiness Day in response to the immense popularity... Read More

Uncovering the roots (and branches) of the greatest revolution in the American Catholic Church

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2015 – Perhaps no institution has been more affected by the sexual revolution and its adherents than the Catholic Church in the United States, especially its education system. In 1968, Fr. Charles Curran, professor of theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, along with more than 500 theologians, signed... Read More

Experience Beloved: Finding happiness in marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike have questions about the Church’s teachings on marriage, including: Does marriage matter?; Christ as the centerpiece of marriage; Conflict and communication; Giving the total gift of self; Building a thriving marriage; Protecting the sacramental bond; Sexuality and authentic... Read More

#TweetingwGod dares young people to believe

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2015 – Pope Francis is one of the most popular and influential figures on Twitter, with 5 million-plus followers worldwide. His messages of faith, hope and charity have resonated with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But the question remains: How can Catholics best connect with God and get answers to difficult questions... Read More

Pure Flix’s latest film, Do YOU BELIEVE? debuts at #6 at the box office for the March 20-22nd weekend

ATLANTA, March 25, 2015 – Pure Flix’s newest faith film, Do You Believe? debuted at No. 6 at the March 20th weekend box office. With an estimated weekend gross of $3.6 million dollars, and a release to over 1300 theaters nationwide, Do You Believe? resonated strongly with moviegoers, as evident in audience turnout and the positive reviews posted... Read More

‘90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN’ WRAPS ATLANTA FILMING

ATLANTA, March 12, 2015 – It’s a wrap for 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, filmed in Atlanta, starring Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS, JUMPER) and Kate Bosworth (BLUE CRUSH, SUPERMAN RETURNS), and written and directed by Michael Polish (THE ASTRONAUT FARMER, TWIN FALLS). 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN also is the first movie from Giving Films, which uses its profits... Read More

Encore Presentation for ‘The Drop Box’ to Show on March 16

ATLANTA, March 11, 2015 – After a three-day limited release seen by nearly a quarter of a million people in North America last week, audiences can catch an encore presentation of “The Drop Box” on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. local time. The movie will be shown at 435 theaters across the U.S. “The Drop Box” tells the story of South Korea’s... Read More

Social Media Reviews are in: #TheDropBox is an ‘Incredible Story of Love’ and ‘Life Changing’

ATLANTA, March 4, 2015 – Enthusiastic moviegoers across the nation are raving about “The Drop Box” on social media after the documentary’s inaugural showing. “We had an overwhelming response last night,” said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. “The movie’s premiere went better than we had hoped for both in terms of tickets sold... Read More

‘Do You Believe? Canadian Theatrical Release Date Announced

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2015 – Pure Flix, the creators of the massively successful film, God’s Not Dead, in partnership with Mongrel Media, has announced the national Canadian theatrical release of their new film, DO YOU BELIEVE? on March 20, 2015. DO YOU BELIEVE? is slated for initial release in up to 35 key cities across Canada (locations to be announced). DO... Read More

Former Planned Parenthood employee is Redeemed by Grace

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2015 – Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, an astounding 56 million lives have been aborted, many of which occurred at Planned Parenthood clinics. Countless women have been deceived by Planned Parenthood’s “helping women” mantra, including Ramona... Read More

‘Old Fashioned’ romance is a new hit

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2015 – Love is in, and a new movie about it is breaking records and turning heads. OLD FASHIONED — an upstart, indie romantic drama about respect in romance — sold out theaters, drew spontaneous applause at the end and, according to Box Office Mojo, holds the new record as best-performing Christian film in fewer than 300 theaters.... Read More

Opening Day Alert: Surprise! Respect leads to Love! Going ‘Old Fashioned’ on Valentine’s Weekend

WHAT: OLD FASHIONED — a surprisingly contemporary romantic drama where chivalry makes a comeback, and asks the timely question: Can a couple committed to respect make it in today’s hook-up dating scene? All this as FIFTY SHADES OF GREY grabs headlines. Just say no to control and dominance. Real love happens as mutual attraction factors in mutual... Read More

Clay vs. Grey: ‘Old Fashioned’ movie vies for America’s heart on Valentine’s weekend

ATLANTA, Feb. 9, 2015 – The independent film OLD FASHIONED came out of the gate strong in its three preview markets — Orlando, Washington, D.C., and Grand Rapids — posting a hefty per screen average of $12,988/screen, and signaling that old-fashioned romance is not passe to the film-going public. As it prepares to open this weekend across the... Read More

CNN New original series ‘Finding Jesus’ blends science and archeology to offer fascinating insights into well-known biblical relics

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2015 – Loved and worshiped by billions, Jesus of Nazareth is, unquestionably, the most famous person of the last 2,000 years. His influence on art, politics, education, literature, music, law, language, philosophy and philanthropy continues to this day. But he left no physical trace. Or did he? That’s the question at the forefront... Read More

Praise, Endorsements Pour in for ‘The Drop Box’ Documentary

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2015 – “The Drop Box” documentary is receiving praise from a diverse list of evangelical and Catholic leaders, pro-life advocates and proponents of adoption, special needs and social justice. “It’s rare for a documentary to receive endorsements from such a wide array of sectors,” said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly.... Read More

Pure Flix releases compelling faith film ‘Do You Believe?’ in theaters nationwide March 20, 2015

ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2015 – Pure Flix, the studio behind 2014’s No. 1 Indie Faith Film God’s Not Dead, will release one of this year’s most provocative films, Do You Believe? in theaters nationwide on March 20, 2015. The film asks the question every person must answer in his or her lifetime: “Do you believe?” prompting audiences to boldly examine... Read More

New ‘OLD FASHIONED’ Trailer Aims at ‘FIFTY SHADES’ Unusual Behavior

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2015 – Valentine’s weekend at the multiplex will be Grey vs. Clay. Exploitation vs. innocence. “Unusual behavior” (why the MPAA’s rated “Fifty Shades” R) vs. thoughtful behavior. And a new trailer from OLD FASHIONED, aimed squarely at “Fifty Shades of Grey,” hopes to influence the outcome. “This Valentine’s Day,”... Read More

Tolkien’s Christmas wish: limited government and a good movie?

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2014 – The highly anticipated final installment of The Hobbit film trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” opens nationwide today. The epic conclusion to the film series has led to increased interest in the literary history and background of its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien. Few people know that Tolkien’s work... Read More

‘Christmas in Harvard Square’ maintains top-five spot on Billboard charts for nine weeks and counting

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2014 – CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE, the major label and international debut recording from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square has been a huge hit, securing a spot among the top five albums on the Billboard magazine classical music charts for an impressive nine consecutive weeks. The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir... Read More

New Book Supports Daily Morning Prayer with the Gospels

Fresno, December 11, 2015—Looking for joy in 2015?  Begin each day of the year with As Morning Breaks: Daily Gospel Reflections, a new e-book just released by Lisa M. Hendey and CatholicMom.com.  This book was written in collaboration by over thirty authors, all of whom freely volunteered their work. The writing team includes men and women, parents,... Read More

‘Touched by an Angel’ executive producer Martha Williamson ‘delivers’ new Christmas classic

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2014 – Crown Media Family Networks recently announced that the Hallmark Channel’s original weekly scripted series, SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED, created and executive produced by Martha Williamson (executive producer of “Touched By An Angel”), will move to sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as a movie franchise... Read More

What if we told you Aquinas wasn’t all about philosophy?

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2014 – St. Thomas Aquinas’ theoretical and philosophical brilliance were evident in his writings, particularly his masterpiece, the Summa Theologiae. Aquinas also provided personal and practical wisdom in his highly acclaimed work. In his new book, PRACTICAL THEOLOGY: Spiritual Direction From St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Peter... Read More

Take a 3D trip inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2013 – If you never have been able to visit Rome and have wondered what it would be like to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, or if you would like to make a return trip to Rome, now’s your chance via SpectiCast, one of the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution companies... Read More

Who’s picking a fight with ‘Fifty Shades’?

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2014 – Get ready to rrrr-rumble! Release of the new “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer has a video/trailer response from underdog OLD FASHIONED, also opening nationwide on Valentine’s weekend 2015. OLD FASHIONED calls out “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In this corner, the heavyweight Cineplex champ, “Fifty Shades of Grey”—... Read More

Something Other Than God nominated for Best Memoir & Autobiography in Goodreads 2014 Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2014 –  The breakout memoir, SOMETHING OTHER THAN GOD: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, was released by Ignatius Press on April 29, 2014. In just seven short months since it was released, it has sold more than 11,000 eBooks and 14,000 hardcovers. It is currently No. 25 in the “Books >... Read More

Focus on the Family to release The Drop Box through Fathom events in cinemas nationwide March 3, 4 and 5, 2015

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2013 – Pine Creek Entertainment, in association with Focus on the Family, Kindred Image and Fathom Events, will present a special event for three nights only in select cinemas nationwide on March 3, 4 and 5, 2015, with the debut of “The Drop Box.” This feature-length documentary will include an exclusive panel discussion. Focus... Read More

Pray the rosary with your Sisters

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2014 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist received an outpouring of affection from across the globe following the release of their 2013 Billboard chart-topping album, MATER EUCHARISTIAE. The Sisters return with a new offering from their community entitled THE ROSARY: MYSTERIES, MEDITATIONS AND MUSIC, slated to... Read More

O Day of Resurrection has arrived

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2014 – O DAY OF RESURRECTION!, a 27-track recording of the New Camaldoli Hermitage’s beautiful chants of the Liturgy of the Hours, is available today from Jade Music via Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the specialty arm of Warner Music Group. The album was recorded in the chapel of the New Camaldoli Hermitage and is divided... Read More

Mary comes to life in photographic images

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2014 – MARY of NAZARETH, the epic motion picture on the life of the Blessed Mother from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus, that was seen by some 200,000 people on 552 screenings in more than 270 cities across North America as part of Ignatius Press’ theatrical and parish screening program, now has a companion... Read More

How would Bilbo vote?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 – The midterm elections and the final installment of The Hobbit film trilogy are just around the corner. It’s past time somebody asked the burning question: How would Bilbo Baggins vote? For the uninitiated, Bilbo is the title character of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel behind the films, and most people’s introduction to... Read More

Meet the enemy of big government: J.R.R. Tolkien

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 – Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once famously said: “I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” J.R. Tolkien, one of the world’s... Read More

Pontiff and Prophet: Pope Paul VI predictions in On Human Life ring true throughout the world

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 – ON HUMAN LIFE, also known as Humanae Vitae, written by Pope Paul VI, who was beatified Sunday by Pope Francis, is perhaps the most controversial Church document ever written. It also might be the Church’s most prophetic document. Pope Paul VI explained in ON HUMAN LIFE why the Catholic Church rejects contraception... Read More

Enter the world of beatniks, hippies … and singing monks?

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 – The isolation and beauty of Big Sur, California, attracted numerous artists and writers in the early to mid-20th century, including Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac. One of its biggest attractions now is the peace and tranquility provided by the New Camaldoli Hermitage, a community of Roman... Read More

Cardinal Burke to CWR: confirms transfer, praises pushback, addresses controversy over remarks by Cardinal Kasper

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2014 – Catholic World Report published an exclusive interview today with Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, in which he confirmed that he is leaving his position as Prefect, remarked on the reactions against the Relatio released this past Monday, reflected on the importance... Read More

‘Christmas in Harvard Square’ wows with impressive debut on Billboard charts

ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 – CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE, the debut major label and international recording from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square that was released last week, had an impressive opening week on the Billboard magazine charts, grabbing the No. 2 spot on the overall Classical Traditional Chart, the No. 6 spot on the... Read More

Bring Mary of Nazareth home

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 – MARY of NAZARETH, the epic motion picture on the life of the Blessed Mother from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus is available now on DVD. This extraordinary film on the life of the Blessed Mother was seen by some 200,000 people on 552 screenings in more than 270 cities across North America as part of... Read More

Cardinal Raymond Burke: Synod’s mid-term report ‘lacks a solid foundation in the Sacred Scriptures and Magisterium’

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 – Yesterday’s presentation of the mid-term report (Relatio post disceptationem) of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family was met with a remarkable level of interest among both Catholic and non-Catholic media outlets. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura... Read More

Chivalry makes a comeback — an ‘Old Fashioned’ take on love takes on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

ATLANTA, Oct. 9, 2014 – This Valentine’s 2015, romance-minded moviegoers can choose between the girl-meets-bondage story of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, in which a couple explores their dark desires, or its polar opposite, OLD FASHIONED, about two broken people coming out of the dark into real love. OLD FASHIONED launched its trailer and debuted its key... Read More

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