• A problem of cosmic proportion

    “Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey” has recently completed its run on Fox and National Geographic Channel and was, for the most part, riveting television. But it did leave me with wanting less — less bashing of my faith and more science.

  • ‘The Middle’: A pater familias in an unfamiliar place

    Fathers have not always fared so well in either human history or popular culture.

  • Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

    In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5.

  • ‘Fargo’: Trouble in the Heartland? You betcha

    As the late Fulton Sheen once said to an evolution fundamentalist: “We are not risen apes, but fallen angels.”

  • Young nun wows judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

    Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on The Voice of Italy, a reality show akin to American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent.

  • Historians of science critique new 'Cosmos' series

    Scholars of the history of science have discussed the merits and shortcomings of the new television series “Cosmos,” saying that the first episode's discussion of Church history strayed from historical facts.

  • Sherlock Through the Looking Glass: ’Twas Brillig!

    Writer-director Gus Krieger is bucking a trend with his “Sherlock Through the Looking Glass.” The Great Detective is, today, “re-imagined” in movies as a short, shabby, Victorian eccentric while, on TV, he’s either a shambling, post-modern Los Angeles private eye, or an enigmatic thinking-machine in today’s London. Krieger, happily, remains closer to the Holmes Canon.

  • On PBS: ‘First Christians’ offers insights, controversy

    Looking back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries is the two-part documentary "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," to be rerun as a "Frontline" documentary Dec. 24 and 31 on PBS (check local listings).

  • "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," Dec. 24 and 31, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Looking back 2,000 years to the historical world of Jesus as well as that of his persecuted followers over the next three centuries is the two-part documentary "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians," to be rerun as a "Frontline" documentary Tuesdays, Dec. 24 and 31, 10 p.m.-midnight EST each night on PBS (check local listings).

  • Conway: ‘People are much more relaxed with clean material’

    Comedy legend Tim Conway won six Emmys in his 11 seasons as one of the stars of the legendary “The Carol Burnett Show” before starring in a seemingly endless string of funny family films with Don Knotts.
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A bluebird day: Commercial fisherman Captain Geordie King

Heather King

Back in New England, my brother Geordie’s been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He developed his passion for boats as a kid, out fishing and pulling lobster traps with my father.

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  • Saturday, October 25

    World Apostolate of Fatima Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (noon Mass, Bishop Alexander Salazar presiding), Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (310) 890-7912.

    Our Lady of the Angels Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood; $. (310) 216-9587.

    “Sing to the Lord!” formation day for music ministers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

     “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” seminar addressing end-of-life issues, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Ave., Ventura. (805) 642-6403.

    Holiday Boutique, to support Little Sisters of the Poor, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-0625.

    St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy Open House, 10 a.m., 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey. (562) 861-2271.

    Requiem Mass, for children lost to miscarriage and stillbirth, 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, 510 N. El Molino St., Alhambra. (626) 733-2297.

     “Mission Music,” with De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, 2 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica, 31520 Camino Capistrano,; $. [714] 928-9567.

    St. Philip the Apostle School Fall Festival, 2-10 p.m., 161 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. (626) 795-9691.

    “Touch & Heal,” Cathedral Chapel  benefit concert, 4:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto HS, 2900 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles; $. (323) 930-5976.

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