Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Ninja priest unlikely contestant on a hit TV show

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Among the contestants on season 10 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, there’s one who stands out. In addition to being a physical trainer, Father Stephen Gadberry is also a Catholic priest. He hopes that his participation in the upcoming season of American Ninja Warrior will make the clergy appear more human and available. Continue reading Read more

Tim Wilson on babies, religion, Donald Trump and his new novel

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Tim Wilson is a changed man. In the past four years he has converted to Catholicism, met and married singer/songwriter Rachel, and had two “sparkling” children — Roman, 17 months, and Felix, five months — whose existence lights him up from the inside like a sky lantern. For those readers who might confuse fiction for Read more

Doctor Who avoids modern scepticism, unlike Christianity

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I am fascinated by how Doctor Who slips under the radar of contemporary scepticism in a way that Christianity doesn’t. Perhaps its simply because it doesn’t assert itself as being true. The Bible is extremely weird in places: monsters with horns on their horns, men wrestling with angels, devils entering pigs, floods covering the whole Earth, people Read more

Navigating the moral questions of the Breaking Bad finale

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Nearly a week after the Breaking Bad finale aired, the ending of the megahit cable series continues to gratify, infuriate, and above all fascinate the moralists — professional and amateur — who constitute the audience’s fanboy core and who always framed the most vigorous debates about the show. That’s understandable. The series at its dark Read more

Struggling families become digital poor with no TV reception

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Struggling families could be left without TV reception when South Auckland goes digital. The region and other parts of the North Island will be among the last in the country to move from analogue television to the new system in December. That means households without a UHF aerial face a bill of at least $200 Read more

Plan to make free Christian TV available in NZ

Friday, September 7th, 2012

A United States Christian web-based television service known as Sky Angel may soon be available for free in New Zealand. James Cope is negotiating with several New Zealand broadband providers to offer the service for free rather than for a monthly subscription of about $17. “This is a great opportunity for people here in New Read more

Prayer’s powerful says Petra Bagust – Media Prayer Day

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Petra Bagust says CBA is good at coming up with new ways of keeping people involved. TVNZ’s Breakfast host Petra Bagust has once again shown her support for Media Prayer Day by being one of the faces fronting the campaign in the lead up to August 5. Media Prayer Day is an initiative of Christian Read more

Model and tv presenter turns to a life of prayer

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In an interview with the Catholic Herald, Ania Golędzinowska, a model and tv presenter and the girlfriend of Paolo Enrico Beretta, the nephew of the Italian prime minister, reveals why she has moved to Medjugorje to lead a prayerful life. She explained that she had been invited there by a friend who had paid for Read more

The Borgias Sex, violence and men in frocks

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Borgias is family drama but not of the kind you’ll be letting the young ones stay up to watch.

Jeremy Irons is suitably ghoulish as Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI and head of a vicious brood.

The Borgias, it goes without saying – this is historical drama with as much rumpy pumpy as pomp; the latter it does magnificently – will have plenty of silliness. And it has to because it is mostly populated by calculating old men in red frocks, so it requires rather a lot of sexing up to make it sexy viewing.

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