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20170112T1222 7244 CNS GARFIELD SILENCE 800Andrew Garfield stars as Father Sebastian Rodrigues in a scene from the movie "Silence." (CNS photo/Paramount)

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film, "Silence."

20161222T1251 7012 CNS FENCES HORNSBY 800Russell Hornsby and Viola Davis star in a scene from the movie "Fences." (CNS photo/Paramount)

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a real-life situation akin to the "High School Musical" movie franchise, Russell Hornsby was a jock who got the acting bug via the high school musical.

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The Vienna Boys Choir presented a holiday celebration at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on Dec. 10.

More than 1,500 people gathered in the pews to hear the famous choir perform a program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns and holiday carols. (Photo by Aaron Joseph)

20161017T1350 5974 CNS AWARD GAFFIGAN 800Jeannie Gaffifgan, comedy writer and producer of "The Jim Gaffigan Show," speaks after accepting the inaugural Eloquentia Perfecta Award from Paulist Press and Fordham University's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Oct. 14 in New York. She is the wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan. (CNS photo/courtesy Fordham University)

NEW YORK (CNS) – Laughing at ourselves and being open to sharing our failures and flaws within and beyond the community of faith is a powerful means to dispel the myth that Catholics are ignorant or judgmental or exclusive in any way, actress Jeannie Gaffigan told an audience in New York Oct 14.

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NEW HAVEN – “The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that uses personal accounts to highlight the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, will air on many ABC-affiliated TV stations from Oct. 16 to Dec. 16.

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