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TV film fare -- week of Nov. 7, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 7. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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TV program notes -- week of Nov. 7, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 7 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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Pandemic shows importance of family, says head of John Paul II Institute

ROME (CNS) -- The coronavirus pandemic has made clear that the family is a "barometer" of challenges facing the global community, but also that it is the place best equipped to help people face those challenges, said Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, new head of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.

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Genuine, heartfelt prayer takes courage, pope says at Angelus

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People should pray with genuine and courageous faith, revealing their whole heart to God, confident he listens with care and mercy, Pope Francis said. "When faith is alive, prayer is heartfelt: it does not beg for spare change, it is not reduced to momentary needs. We must ask everything of Jesus, who can do everything," the pope said, speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address Oct. 24.

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