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Go coconuts - Saint Martin's much-loved Lu'au is April 1!
LACEY, Wash. – For decades, Hawaiian students attending Saint Martin’s University have pooled their talents and culinary skills to bring the area community an authentic island tradition to enjoy. Lu’au 2017, presented by the University’s Hawai’i Club, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE.
Monday, March 27, 2017
'Godfather II,' 'Chicago,' 'Edith Stein' on TV schedules
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of March 26 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Please check listings to ensure there have been no changes to the schedule.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Kong: Skull Island
NEW YORK (CNS) — With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie.
Friday, March 24, 2017
A United Kingdom
NEW YORK (CNS) — The historical drama "A United Kingdom" (Fox Searchlight) tells the story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), an African royal who faced down mid-20th-century racial prejudice to marry Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white office worker he met in post-World War II London.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Pope Francis, Day would have been 'good friends,' says granddaughter

DE PERE, Wis. (CNS) — Kate Hennessy was at Maryhouse, the Catholic Worker house in New York City founded by her grandmother, Dorothy Day, when Pope Francis gave his address to Congress Sept. 24, 2015. "I was a little bit late, so I came down to the dining room where they set up a TV," Hennessy told The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay. "I sat down and then suddenly he mentions Dorothy Day and I practically fell out of my chair. I was so shocked and surprised."


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Saint Martin's fest: For a weekend up north

LACEY, Washington — Saint Martin’s Capital Food & Wine Festival showcases regional wine, beer, cider and food offerings noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The event is an annual fundraiser for the college featuring more than a hundred regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare and three stages of live music.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Late exorcist's words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan
The world-renowned exorcist, Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, who died this past September, has left his wisdom and experience in dealing with evil forces through this lucid and insightful compendium gleaned from interviews published in Credere magazine over the past few years.
Monday, March 20, 2017
UPDATED: St. Francis for our times
St. Luke Production’s re-launched “Saint Francis: Troubadour of God’s Peace” is in the archdiocese this month. Sean Tivenan, a Catholic actor and singer, plays St. Francis.
Monday, March 20, 2017
TV programs and film sampling
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of March 19 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Oregon Chorale Explores the Beauty in Strife
In his second concert as the Oregon Chorale’s new artistic director, Jason Sabino asks the audience and the Chorale to discover the incredible beauty that can come from great suffering. Performances of Response to Strife: Górecki’s Miserere are on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Living Savior Lutheran Church (8740 SW Sagert St., Tualatin) and Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church (447 SE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro).
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Collide
NEW YORK (CNS) — As its title implies, "Collide" (Open Road) involves vehicular mayhem.

There's so much high-speed demolition derby, in fact, that it becomes somewhat more entertaining, just on the basis of sheer volume, to focus on that rather than the thin drug-smuggling plot. But director Eran Creevy, who co-wrote the screenplay with F. Scott Frazier, intends all of this with tongue firmly planted in cheek.


Friday, March 17, 2017
The Shack
NEW YORK (CNS) — "The Shack" (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine's screen version of William Paul Young's best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil from a Christian perspective. As such, it will be welcomed by believers.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
'Tower' documentary erases shooter's history in favor of victims' grief
NEW YORK (CNS) — "Give it to me straight." After watching filmmaker Keith Maitland's ambitious, well-intentioned yet significantly flawed documentary "Tower," viewers will wish Maitland had allowed this truth-seeking adage to shape his storytelling.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Insightful look at 'radicals' shows link between faith, social action
Today as racism, sexism and electoral politics divide millions of Americans, the distinguished religious scholar Albert J. Raboteau offers moving accounts of seven 20th-century activists whose commitment to social justice is exemplary.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Milagro presents the Northwest Premier of Lydia
Milagro Theatre presents the 2008 Henry Award winner for Outstanding New Play, “Lydia” March 16 through April 8. The play contains strong adult language and nudity. It is not for children.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Physician, astronaut Rhea Seddon speaks at Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University welcomes Dr. Rhea Seddon, surgeon, astronaut, and ground-breaking entrepreneur, for an inspiring lecture based on her award-winning biography “Go For Orbit” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 27 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to all.
Monday, March 13, 2017
TV program notes - week of March 12
NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program and film notes for the week of March 12 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Get Out

NEW YORK (CNS) — Is the thriller "Get Out" (Universal) as good as all get out? Well, not exactly.

Clever social commentary from writer-director Jordan Peele does add heft to the proceedings. But late scenes featuring some gory encounters, together with swearing throughout, make his film a rugged ride even for grown-ups.


Saturday, March 11, 2017
Justice League Dark
NEW YORK (CNS) — DC Comics' new straight-to-video release "Justice League Dark" (Warner Home Video) should come with a label that reads, "Warning: Not a Real Justice League Movie."

Even more important, the fact that this animated feature is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America should be conscientiously brought to parents' attention.


Friday, March 10, 2017
Before I Fall

NEW YORK (CNS) — Sound values underlie the conversion story "Before I Fall" (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will give the parents of targeted teens pause in considering whether their kids should travel it. Early on in the film, its main character, seemingly successful high school student Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch), is killed in a car crash. But instead of this being the end of her tale, it turns out to be just the beginning.


Thursday, March 9, 2017


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