Monsters vs. Aliens

Rating: A-II (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Affable animated comedy-adventure in which a trio of kindly monsters (voices of Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie and Will Arnett) led by a once-ordinary woman (voice […]

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Guest column: Don’t celebrate budget

The following guest commentary was written by Father John Thieryoung, pastor of St. Catherine’s Parish in Aledo, St. Anthony’s, Matherville, St. John’s, Viola, and St. Mary’s, Keithsburg. Father Thieryoung also serves as a member of The Catholic Post’s advisory board. Reading last week’s Post article “Budget Passes ‘Values Audit’” by Dennis Sadowski demonstrated that members […]

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CCI: Ask legislators to oppose HB 2354

Citizens who want to let their Illinois state representatives know that they oppose House Bill 2354, the Reproductive Health and Access Act, shouldn’t write letters, according to Zach Wichmann, associate director for education of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. Now is the time for phone calls, he told The Catholic Post this week. “If you’re […]

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Marquette’s ‘Coach’ taught life

To be voted a member of three halls of fame and have another named for him, John Pocivasek certainly knew sports. But the man known as “Coach,” who was involved in Marquette High School athletics for nearly four decades, was remembered after his death for how he coached thousands in the game of life. “His […]

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Out of Africa, blessing us

In many Catholic minds, Africa is a place where the church in the United States sends missionaries to evangelize and spread the Gospel. While that remains true in some cases, the direction of the missionary tide between our continents has shifted in this generation. In fact, 10 priests serving in the Diocese of Peoria had […]

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Broken hearts and God’s word

By: By Barbara Roedel Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4,12-13,14-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. (When the Third Scrutiny is celebrated with the elect, these readings may be used: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45) A clear shift takes place in God’s relationship with the people of Israel in our […]

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Thanks flow at final Mass in Pesotum

Photo Caption: About 70 people gathered in St. Joseph’s Church in Pesotum for a final Mass on March 19. By: By Jennifer Willems PESOTUM — As a kid, Marvin Kocher served Mass every day at St. Joseph’s Church in Pesotum, making the three-mile round trip on his bicycle. Now a resident of Springfield, Kocher has […]

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Obama says he believes strong moral guidelines important in science

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying he believes strong moral guidelines are important in the human life sciences, President Barack Obama said he would be happy to avoid ethical and political disputes if alternatives to embryonic stem-cell research turn out to be equally promising. During his March 24 press conference, Obama was asked about his personal moral […]

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Cardinal encourages generosity in Good Friday collection for Holy Land

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s annual Collection for the Holy Land helps maintain Christian sites in the Holy Land, provides care for aged religious who spent their lives ministering in the land of Jesus and supports projects that help native Christians remain and thrive in the region. Cardinal Luigi Sandri, prefect of the […]

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