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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as well as earlier releases, visit the CNS movie site here. This list will be updated regularly, and all reviews are copyright (c) 2011 […]

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National Friends of the Poor Walk at St. Vincent’s Saturday

Participants are invited to join a “National Friends of the Poor” walk scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, on the grounds of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, located at the corner University Street and Northmoor Road in Peoria. A nationwide event sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, this marks […]

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Communities to host public square rosary rallies Oct. 15

Several communities in the Diocese of Peoria are planning Public Square Rosary Rallies at noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, to pray for various needs of the church and the United States. Sponsored by the group America Needs Fatima, the hour-long rallies feature recitation of the rosary and singing of hymns outdoors at a significant, visible […]

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Abbot Philip is blessed as 8th Abbot of St. Bede Abbey

Photo Caption: Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, addresses the assembly following a Mass at St. Bede Abbey Church in Peru during which he received his abbatial blessing from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. PERU — It was appropriate that Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, should receive his abbatial blessing as the eighth spiritual leader of St. Bede […]

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JustFaith founder: Encounter God outside normal circles

Photo Caption: Jack Jezreel encouraged a crowd of 200 at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights last Sunday to spend at least one hour a month with someone who can’t love them back. By: By Jennifer Willems PEORIA HEIGHTS — They didn’t come to St. Thomas the Apostle Church looking for a job, […]

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Speaker offers 10 ways to promote stewardship in parishes

Photo Caption: Stewardship must permeate all facets of parish life, Charles Zech of Villanova University told those attending a diocesan Development and Stewardship Conference on Sept. 28. By: By Tom Dermody “What could your parish do with twice as much money?” As 155 parish and Catholic school leaders pondered the possibilities, Charles Zech offered 10 […]

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Pope pleas for aid, prayers for famine victims in Africa

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked the international community to continue aid to the drought- and famine-stricken Horn of Africa and asked individuals to offer prayers and donate money to help save the millions facing death. “I invited everyone to offer prayers and concrete aid for their many brothers and sisters so harshly […]

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Bishops reissue 2007’s ‘Faithful Citizenship’ with new introduction

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new introduction to the U.S. bishops’ document on political responsibility reminds Catholics that some issues “involve the clear obligation to oppose intrinsic evils which can never be justified,” while others “require action to pursue justice and promote the common good.” The brief Introductory Note to the 2011 reissue of “Forming Consciences […]

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Surging Latino population a gift, diocesan priests told

Photo Caption: Father Joseph Corpora, CSC, of the Catholic School Advantage Campaign, listens to a question from Father Fredi Gomez Torres, episcopal vicar for Hispanic Ministry, during a Sept. 29 talk to priests. By: By Tom Dermody The surging Latino population in the United States is a gift that Catholic parishes and schools must be […]

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Importance of Sunday Mass stressed by cardinal in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — Cardinal Francis Arinze told attendees at the Diocese of Charlotte’s eucharistic congress that “religion is not an option. It is not an accessory footnote. It is the duty of the human creature in front of God the creator,” he said. Cardinal Arinze spoke about the importance of Sunday Mass and the […]

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