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Popcorn with the Pope: Word on Fire on the Vatican Film List

By Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 18, 2023 | In Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast

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There must be something in the water—everyone’s talking about the Vatican Film List! Just after the Criteria crew concluded three years going through the list, Word on Fire has published their own book about it, Popcorn with the Pope: A Guide to the Vatican Film List, with essays on all 45 films by David Paul Baird, Fr. Michael Ward, and Andrew Petiprin. The three authors join the show to compares notes with James and Thomas about their overall evaluations of the list, great religious films made by non-religious directors, what makes a good saint movie, and their personal favorite items on the Vatican Film List.


Popcorn with the Pope: A Guide to the Vatican Film List

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Music is The Duskwhales, “Take It Back”, used with permission.

Criteria is hosted by Thomas V. Mirus and James T. Majewski.

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