Two PBS “Secrets of the Dead” episodes reveal some little-known yet fascinating Church history

Catholics can discover some intriguing facts related to the history of their faith with two true-life television episodes of “Secrets of the Dead,” airing November 17 and 24 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).


Spiritual journey through "Purgatory" prepares viewers for life after death

In our minds, movies can take us to places where we have never been before. In the case of a new docudrama from Fathom Events, we can embark on a spiritual journey to purgatory.


Documentary spotlights heroism, ingenuity of zookeepers who saved Jews during WWII

Documentaries over the past several decades have shown us vividly just how cruel some people can be to their fellow human beings, especially during times of war and the reign of evil dictators.


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A-I — general patronage
A-II — adults and adolescents
A-III — adults
A-IV — adults, with reservations
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