"Spotlight," the movie about the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of Catholic priest sex abuse of children, won Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night, with producer Michael Sugar calling on Pope Francis to focus the Vatican's efforts on protecting children.
"This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican," Sugar said onstage, alongside cast and crew of the movie. "Pope Francis, it is time to protect the children and restore the faith."
The drama showcases the widespread pattern of abuse and cover-up in the Archdiocese of Boston, which shook the Catholic Church in America and led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law in December 2003. more >>
As this year's Oscars continue to shatter the nerves of both nominees and fans alike, voting lines have officially closed, and with judgment day coming ever so near, Leonardo DiCaprio's name remains the most popular among outlets and experts.
For the past months following his big win at the Golden Globes, DiCaprio has arguably become the biggest bet in the Best Actor category. There are so many reasons the actor should win, but The New Yorker notes one aspect of his acting that is worth the gold.
Fans know very well that actors and actresses are paid for the entertainment they bring to the people. In "The Revenant," which is, by the way, one of the biggest contenders in the Best Picture category, DiCaprio endured rigorous shooting conditions such as the extremely cold weather and having to wait for the sun to come out just to shoot with some daylight. more >>
After speaking publicly about her and husband John Legend's decision to use in vitro fertilization to conceive, Chrissy Teigen addressesd critics who accused her of trying to play God.
One Twitter commenter said she posted a message to Teigen saying "used to like" her before learning that she chose her baby's gender. Suggesting that Teigen's decision was "messing with the natural blessing from God," the user quipped that Teigen probably chose the baby's eye color, among other things.
A school district in California will soon allow condoms to be distributed in middle schools, despite opposition from many parents.
San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education unanimously approved on Tuesday an expansion of their "Condom Availability Program" to include middle schools.
In a statement released Tuesday, the school district noted that Middle school students can receive condoms from a school nurse without parental consent. more >>
"Fuller House" actress Candace Cameron Bure was criticized harshly by fans this week for posting a promotional photo of herself wearing a short dress that critics blasted as being too sexy.
The Iinstagram post featured Bure with her co-stars, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin, from an upcoming episode of the new series. In the message to her fans Bure wrote: "4 more sleeps until Kimmy, Stef and Deej are back in action!"
The image, which was quickly removed from Instagram Monday night, shows Bure wearing a low cut black mini dress. more >>
After receiving complaints from parents about an email their children received for a "Bring Your Bible to School Day" event, one California district has instituted a newly approved policy on promotional materials, which might deter messages about religious events from being distributed.
Folsom Cordova Unified School District's board last week unanimously approved changes to its email announcement policy in response to students and parents who questioned why a school would be sending notices about religious events, or even atheist events, such as a flyer many received about the atheist "Freethought Day."
Daniel Thigpen, spokesperson for Folsom Cordova, told The Christian Post that while the new policy "was not a decision to deter Bible-based or atheism-based messages through our e-flyer system," he acknowledged the new policy would prevent Bring Your Bible to School Day and Freethought Day flyers from being approved. more >>