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[VHS Tape] (1994)
Emmy winner Joseph Sargent brings us the first in a series of magnificent Biblical epics from Turner Home Entertainment. Abraham is a powerful film, based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways.
Agony & The Ecstacy
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[VHS Tape] (1965)
Carol Reed directed this 1965 portrait of the relationship between Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison), who commissioned the artist to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
An Instructional Mass
Fr Stan Fortuna
[VHS Tape] (2000)
Experience Fr. Stan explaining the awesome sacrifice of the Mass. Step-by-step, you will learn and experience the beauty of the prayers and rituals that often go unnoticed. You get an inside view that will help you to go deeper and deeper into the mystery of God's love.
Angels With Dirty Faces
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[VHS Tape] (1938)
This classic Warner Bros. melodrama from 1938 stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as two old friends from the Brooklyn streets, except one (Cagney) is now a gangster while the other (O'Brien) is a priest. Caught in the middle are the hearts and minds of the Dead End Kids, who look up to the crook but still listen to the clergyman.
Assisi Underground
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[VHS Tape] (1984)
Ben Cross, James Mason, Irene Papas, and Maximilian Schell star in this gripping true story of faith, courage and friendship in the face of overwhelming danger. It tells how a Franciscan priest with the help of his Bishop and the Catholic clergy and laity, run an underground rescue operation in Assisi right under the noses of the Gestapo to save hundreds of Jews from Nazi execution during World War II.
Awful Truth
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[VHS Tape] (1937)
A sophisticated divorced couple (Cary Grant & Irene Dunne) try to go on with their separate romantic lives, but each can't resist sabotaging the other's attempts--and then realize they can't resist each other, either--in this screwball classic.
  Bachelor Mother
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[VHS Tape] (1939)
Among the great comedies of the '30s, Bachelor Mother should be better known. In it Ginger Rogers is mistakenly assumed to be the mother of an abandoned baby, and accepts this role in order to keep her job. In one of the niftiest comic scripts ever written, David Niven, the playboy heir to the department store where Ginger works, begins by preaching to the "fallen" Ginger, only later to assume the fatherhood of the child. While promoting male responsibility, the film also serves as a wonderful antidote to the pro-choice ethic of "reproductive rights."
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[VHS Tape] (1964)
Made in 1964, but set in 12th-century England, this is the fact-based story of Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his dear friend, the Archbishop of Canterbury (Richard Burton). When the king appoints his former drinking buddy to the high religious office, he believes he has placed an ally into power. Instead, he learns that Thomas very much takes his job to heart, prompting Henry to ask that fateful question-- "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?"
Bells of St Mary's (DVD)
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[DVD] (1945)
Bells of St Mary's (Special Edition)
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[VHS Tape] (1945)
Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) the unconventional priest from 'Going My Way' continues his work for the Catholic Church. This time he is sent to St. Mary's, a run-down parochial school on the verge of condemnation. He and Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman)work together in an attempt to save the school, though their differing methods often lead to good-natured disagreements.
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[VHS Tape] (1959)
The story of Juda Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a Judean Prince, who as a galley slave saves the life of a Roman nobleman. He is adopted by the Roman and becomes a respected citizen and a famed chariot racer. Upon his return to Judea, Ben-Hur witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus, and is inspired to convert to Christianity. The chariot racing scene is often regarded as one of the most exciting action sequences ever filmed.
  Bicycle Thief
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[VHS Tape] (1948)
Perhaps the greatest of all "Neo-realist" films, it tells the all-too-human story of a family, particularly a father and his young son, who suffer unemployment in postwar Italy. When on the first day of his new job his bike is stolen, the bike on which the job depends, he in turn steals another and is caught. A simple story, yet so movingly told that it evokes, even from the most hard-hearted of us, the sympathy for others that the Church and our Lord desire. [English subtitles]
Bicycle Thief
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[DVD] (1948)
Brides of Christ [3-Video Boxed Set]
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[VHS Tape] (1991)
This is a 6-part Australian mini-series that chronicles the changes in the Church following Vatican II through the lives of a group of nuns and the schoolgirls they teach. Mother Ambrose, who tries to reach compromises satisfying all the nuns while grappling with her own crises of faith. Sister Agnes (played by Brenda Fricker), the "old-school" disciplinarian who's faith is certain and who sees no need for change. Sister Catherine, the progressive young nun who feels things aren't changing enough. Sister Paul, who's simple faith and love is so encouraging it makes any negative aspects of the series tolerable just to have got to know her! The girls and their families, the good girl from the big Catholic family; the bad girl from the dysfunctional Catholic family; the opinionated girl whose is the first to have a divorcee for a mother. This series presents all sides of the story in an engaging plot with real characters. It will excite a nostalgia for the Church in those who have fallen from the Faith, and everyone will find themselves in some way in the portrayal of issues of concern of the time: the changes in the Mass, the changes in habits and the religious rule, the upholding of the ban on birth control... This series is well worth seeing!
Come to the Stable
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[VHS Tape] (1949)
Determined to fulfill a promise to God for saving a hospital during World War II, two zealous nuns arrive in Connecticut with the dream of building a children's hopsital. All they need is land and money. They already have the most essential ingredient - faith.
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[VHS Tape] (1997)
Going My Way
[VHS Tape] (1944)
The heart-warming story of Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) who is sent by his bishop to help out Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald) at mortgage ridden St. Dominic's parish. Eventually Father O'Malley wins over the elderly priest, organizes a gang of unruly kids into a choir, and gets the parish out of debt.

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