Arts & Faith

Erie couple’s children’s book illustrates meaning of Christmas

Theresa Pobee-Mensah reads her book, "Bible Characters for Advent," to her son Charlie, at their home in Erie.

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Erie Township — Every child raised in a Catholic home knows about the excitement an Advent calendar brings. Building up the anticipation for Christmas, each passing day means another door is open on the calendar, revealing a small treat. ‘Bible Characters for Advent: The Stories that Brought Us Christmas’ By Theresa and Charles Pobee-Mensah CreateSpace…

‘Spotlight’ takes strong look at reporting behind clergy abuse scandal

Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d'Arcy James star in a scene from the movie "Spotlight."  (CNS photo/Open Road Films)

NEW YORK — The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” (Open Road) is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely. This hard-hitting journalism procedural — which inescapably invites comparison with 1976’s “All the President’s Men” — recounts the real-life events that…