MARK PATTISON

MARK PATTISON
April 2, 2021  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. The new biblical epic “Resurrection” is the kind of movie where “families can get together” to watch it, said one of its producers, Roma Downey, still best known for her on-camera role in the television series “Touched by an Angel.”

Families will indeed have that chance, as “Resurrection” (PG-13, MGM) debuts in streaming form March 27 on the Discovery+ subscription service.


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October 18, 2019  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 on more than 700 screens across the United States.

The 90-minute movie, “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” will also have some features about St. Faustina surrounding it, according to Marian Father Chris Alar, who is seen on-screen during the film.


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Survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in Real Presence

Pew survey reveals lack of knowledge of Church’s teaching on transubstantiation
August 16, 2019  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.


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March 2, 2018  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. Every story has a message within. So does every movie — and every biblically based movie as well.

With the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Eric Groth, one of the film’s executive producers, said, “It was real important to tell the story of God’s mercy.”


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March 2, 2017  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BALTIMORE. The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held in September 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The effort got a personal endorsement from Pope Francis during a Nov. 15 video message to the U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore.


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