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“Meet the Blacks” (Freestyle)

Bresha Webb and Mike Epps star in a scene from the movie "Meet the Blacks." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Hidden Empire Film Group)

By Catholic News Service A sloppy assemblage of tasteless jokes, rampant profanity and lewd sexual behavior comprises this wretched comedy, directed and co-written by Deon Taylor. An African-American family relocates from Chicago to an all-white gated community in Beverly Hills, California. The patriarch (Mike Epps) hopes for a better life for his wife (Zulay Henao) […]

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“God’s Not Dead 2” (Pure Flix)

Hayley Orrantia stars in a scene from the movie "God's Not Dead 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Pure Flix)

By Catholic News Service Flawed religious drama in which a history teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) at a public high school, who is also a committed evangelical believer, gets in hot water for quoting the New Testament in class. With her job on the line, she heads into a court battle backed by an untried but […]

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Readings for the next two Sundays offer clues on best way to tend the ‘flock’

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Third Sunday of Easter/April 10 Acts 5:27-32,40b-41; Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 It’s good to look at the Scripture readings for the Third and Fourth Sundays of Easter at the same time because they have much in common, and by examining what they have in common we’ll be able to see […]

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Sister Sandra Brunenn re-elected prioress by Rock Island Benedictine community

Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB, is pictured with (left) Sister Kerry O'Reilly, OSB, president of the Federation of St. Benedict, and (right) Sister Mary Jane Vergotz, OSB, discernment facilitator for the process leading to Sister Sandra's election as prioress. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB, has been chosen by the Benedictine community at St. Mary Monastery to continue as prioress for the next four years. She was installed during a simple ceremony immediately after her election on April 4. A festive brunch followed for the community’s 39 members and their guests. Among them […]

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