• ‘Ben-Hur’ remake stresses reconciliation, producer says

    ‘Ben-Hur’ remake stresses reconciliation, producer says

    • Aug 19, 2016

    A producer of the latest “Ben Hur” remake, which opens today, says, “My faith is important to me as a Catholic and I feel that the values in this film are important and valuable .. in a world that’s uncertain, with fear and confusion, the central themes of forgiveness and reconciliation are needed now more than ever.”

  • New bishop’s to-do list: ‘Be present, give hope, and teach doctrine’

    New bishop’s to-do list: ‘Be present, give hope, and teach doctrine’

    • Aug 12, 2016

    Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles says he was given three marching orders by his new boss, Archbishop Jose Gomez: ‘Be present, give hope and teach doctrine.’ Combining pop culture savvy with deep erudition, Barron is trying to accomplish each, and in his spare time, he also wants to evangelize Hollywood.