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(Vatican Radio) As the saying goes “never judge a book by its cover”. On the face of it Pete Shilaimon is a successful Hollywood producer working on big budget movie productions that are seen by cinema goers all over the world.But that’s only what hard work, self-belief and a strong faith has brought him. The cover of that book maybe glossy, but turn the pages and it reveals a person who feels a deep empathy with those who suffer due to his own experiences as a young migrant.Listen to Lydia O’Kane’s interview with producer Pete Shilaimon Pete’s own story began in Iraq in the 1970’s. For him religious persecution was not just a phrase but a reality. He recounts how he and the rest of his family fled the country and how they arrived with nothing in the United States. It’s a situation that many Iraqi’s have faced, especially in the last number of years which has seen thousands flee cities such as Mosul which were over-run by Islam...
IMAGE: CNS illustration/courtesy Southern Dominican ProvinceBy Peter Finney Jr.NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- The idea ofmaking a walking pilgrimage in the United States took root about four years agowhen Dominican Fathers Francis Orozco and Thomas Schaefgen were studyingtogether for the priesthood.They saw the movie, "TheWay," featuring Martin Sheen, who portrayed a father honoring his late son'smemory by completing the 450-mile Camino de Santiago, the "Way of St.James," a pilgrimage route across Spain taken for centuries by pilgrims."We had both studied abroadin Spain, but we thought, why don't we do something more local, something inthis country?" said Father Orozco, chaplain of the Catholic Student Centerat Texas Tech University in Lubbock. "We looked up places, and therereally weren't any established pilgrimages in the U.S., so we said, 'Let's makeup our own.'"From that seed sprouted "Friarson Foot," a 478-mile pilgrimage on foot from New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee,which will begin af...
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth....
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Movie theaters across the U.S. could be forced to adopt costly security measures - and ticket prices could rise significantly - if a jury finds a Colorado theater at fault in the 2012 shooting rampage that left 12 people dead, industry experts say....
DENVER (AP) -- Nine months after the Colorado theater shooter was sentenced to life in prison, some victims are returning to the same courtroom in hopes of holding the company that owns the suburban Denver movie theater accountable for not doing more to prevent his bloody rampage....
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Victims of a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater can't show jurors a federal security memo, dated months before the attack, warning theaters that they could be targeted by international terrorists, a judge ruled Monday....
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust....
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block....
HENDERSON, Texas (AP) -- A former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie "Bernie" is headed back to prison....
Vatican City, Apr 22, 2016 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- The death of the songwriter, singer and music producer Prince drew reactions from the Vatican and praise for his musical talent.Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, sent a tweet quoting the artist’s song “Sometimes It Snows In April:”“Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending / All good things they say, never last.”The singer died at his Chanhassen, Minn. home on April 21 at the age of 57, the New York Times reports. His given name was Prince Rogers Nelson.Prince played guitars, keyboards and drums in multiple music genres since the late 1970s. He won the Grammy award seven times and achieved Top 10 hits like “When Doves Cry” and “1999.” His acclaimed 1984 movie and album “Purple Rain” was about an aspiring musician.The Italian edition of the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano spoke of the artist’s death in Giu...
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