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.
Theater Bus plans outings
MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 has two outings planned in September.
Shakespeare's favorite comedy Twelfth Night will be presented on Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, at the American Players Theatre in Spring Green. Luncheon will follow at the House
on the Rock Resort. The cost, including transportation, is $59. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations before the Aug. 30 deadline or until full.
The UW Varsity Band will present a concert in the new Overture Center for the Arts in Madison at noon on Sunday, Sept. 19. The performance and transportation are included in the price of $30. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations before the Sept. 2 deadline or until full.
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 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Daily Mass. No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.
Friday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Get a Life in Christ: "Augustine the Spiritual Guide." Fr. Benedict Groeschel introduces the viewer to this preeminent Father of the Church who left over five million published words - ranging from history and philosophy to scriptural commentary and mystical writings.
Sunday, Aug. 29, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "The Wisdom of Big Bird." Caroll Spinney, the award-winning puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, discusses the evolution of his career and how an experience on a New York City street taught him lessons about compassion.
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 10 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Over Alaska. This program presents a journey by land and by air over some of the breathtaking landscapes and habitats that define Alaska. Mesmerizing images are interwoven with fascinating information about America's 49th state.
Radio Program of Note
Friday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240AM) -- Relevant 2 U: This locally produced magazine style program will feature Bishop Morlino's address to Serrans regarding vocations; Fr. Jim Bartylla, diocesan vocation director, discussing ordination of transitional deacons; Oremus, a Catholic rock band; Sue Gruen talking about a Walk for Life benefit for The Elizabeth House; and Fr. Kevin Holmes describing the reconstruction of a chapel in Sauk City.