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Family Theater makes steps back toward TV production

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Family Theater Productions -- the entertainment-with-a-message arm of Holy Cross Family Ministries, was first known in the pre-TV era for its weekly "Family Theater" radio anthology, in which stars of the day acted out radio scripts.

Christmas is reminder to heal wounds, fix defects, play with kids

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christmas is the time to heal wounds and fix whatever defects still linger in one's life and heart, Pope Francis told Vatican employees.


Pope: Tree, creche inspire everyone, even nonbelievers, to love, share

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God did not come to the world with arrogance to impose his might; he offered his powerful love through a fragile child, Pope Francis said.