USCCB Movie Reviews
The above link will connect you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's movie and video reviews. They contain a brief overview of many movies with the USCCB's classification and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. They may have a comment on any inappropriate language or violence in the film.
You may also want to check out the Catholic News Service capsule movie reviews.
SINSINAWA -- Sinsinawa Mound presents the 12th annual quilt exhibit "Born by Hand, Living by Heart" from Friday, Oct. 4, through Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The exhibit will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 608-748-4411. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11.
'Sunday Afternoon Live'
MADISON -- "Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" welcomes Joyce Andrews, soprano, and Beverly Hassel, piano, on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III at the Elvehjem Museum of Art.
There will be a reception after the performance; a free docent-led tour of the Elvehjem Museum begins at 2 p.m.
"Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem" is a free weekly chamber music series.
JEFFERSON -- The council for the Performing Arts invites children to learn about acting, stage make-up, and mime at five workshops with the Missoula Children's Theatre.
Workshops (approximately 45 minutes long) are available on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 12 to 3 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 3, from noon to 3 p.m.
Children may also audition to perform in the musical production of Treasure Island. For more information about workshops or auditions, call the council office at 920-674-2179 or visit the Web site at www.councilfortheperformingarts.org
Retro Swing Band
MADISON -- St. Marys Adult Day Health Center will host the Retro Swing Band on Monday, Sept. 30, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the performance at the St. Bernard Parish Gymnasium, 2438 Atwood Ave.
Call Jim at 608-249-4450 for more information.
TV Programs of Note
Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.
Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- "Catholic Mass."
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Daily Mass." No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) - "Mass." Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., WHA (PBS) - "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly." Balance between civil liberties and national security from the view of a Muslim man detained after Sept. 11.
Monday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Cross of St. Francis: The Crucifix of San Damiano." Meditate on the most copied cross in the world, the cross that came alive in the 13th century for St. Francis in the ruins of St. Damiano Church, Assisi, Italy. Explanations of this cross' place in history and its symbolism alternate with meditative silences before the cross itself. St. Francis' spiritual poetry is also joined with stunning photography of the region's natural beauty, leading the viewer to a closer communion with the crucified Christ.
Monday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) - "Ken Burns American Stories: The Statue of Liberty." PBS presents works from the Ken Burns library, including some of his early work. Each film includes a new introduction by the filmmaker, providing commentary and context for each subject. This episode chronicles the construction of the Statue of Liberty from its conception to installation in New York harbor.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "Ecclesial Movements in the Church." A segment on the Schoenstatt Movement includes Jeff and Barb Brochtrup of Madison. Repeats 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3; 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "St. Francis of Assisi: The Man Who Loved Everybody." Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The story of Francis is retold in lively animation from his teenage years to the final blessing of his community before his death. The most significant scenes of conversion and growth are remembered with austere images and historical narrative accurate in every detail. Repeats 10 a.m. Oct. 5.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Doctors of the Church: St. Thérèse of Lisieux." Oct. 1 is the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 3 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "Super Saints." Penny and Bob Lord discuss the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi." The Basilica of St. Francis is known for embodying medieval beauty with frescos by such well-known artists as Giotto and other leading artists of the day. Many of the magnificent frescos, which took years and years to etch and paint on the ceilings and walls of the majestic basilica, were destroyed in just minutes during the earthquakes that jolted central Italy on Sept. 26, 1997. Follow the restoration of this basilica and see how modern artisans have restored the basilica to its former glory.
Radio Programs of Note
Monday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Bishop William H. Bullock's Weekly Radio Broadcast."
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "EWTN Live." Archbishop Justin Rigali discusses his series on Vatican II documents. Repeats 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. Oct. 3; 7 p.m. Oct. 6.
Friday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Catholic Answers Live: In the Beginning . . ." With guest Fr. Mitch Pacwa. Repeats 8 a.m. Oct. 7.