Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Jose Pablo Cantillo and Matt Damon star in a scene from the movie “Elysium.” The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience. Rating: By Catholic News Service The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film […]

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Franciscan Sisters’ Mass for West Peorians is set Sunday

WEST PEORIA — The eighth annual Mass for the residents of West Peoria, hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception at their convent at 2408 W. Heading Ave., has been scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited. Father Larry Zurek, OFM, pastor of Sacred Heart and […]

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Safeguard human dignity when reforming immigration: Fr. Lee

Photo Caption: Father Tony Lee urges viewing undocumented immigrants first as people with human dignity during a panel discussion on immigration reform Aug. 7 in Bloomington. By: By Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are tagged with labels ranging from “needed laborers” to “illegal aliens,” but Father Tony […]

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Top 10 parables of faith on screen

Photo Caption: The 2008 film “Henry Poole is Here” is one of 10 movies selected by CNS’ John Mulderig for exploring the theme of faith in “an accomplished and illuminating manner.” By: By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Since the advent of cinema in the late 1800s, faith has been treated […]

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Suggestions for how to live as one “sent” to others by God

Photo Caption: Father Bob Hogan, BBD, speaks at the Catholic Charismatic Conference in Peoria on July 27. He offered practical advice for those wanting to give Jesus the driver’s seat in their lives. By: By Jennifer Willems Jesus wants to empower people and send them forth in his name, but first they have to put […]

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Pope Francis shares his very self: What’s our possessions attitude?

Photo Caption: Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB, is a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. She serves as pastoral associate at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights. By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 4 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Psalm 90:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17; Colossians […]

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