“Money Monster” (TriStar)

Julia Roberts and George Clooney star in a scene from the movie "Money Monster." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS photo/Sony)

By Catholic News Service The flamboyant host (George Clooney) of a TV investment show gets his comeuppance when an angry viewer (Jack O’Connell) who was ruined by following his bum advice takes him hostage on air in this entertaining but evanescent thriller from director Jodie Foster. The intruder demands to know why the much-hyped stock […]

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“Last Days in the Desert” (Broad Green)

Ewan McGregor stars as Jesus in a scene from the movie "Last Days in the Desert." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS photo/Broad Green Pictures)

By Catholic News Service  Toward the end of his 40 days of fasting and prayer in the desert, Jesus (Ewan McGregor) — here called by his Hebrew name, Yeshua — spends time with a family of wilderness dwellers, becoming emotionally invested in the conflict between the father (Ciaran Hinds) and his teen son (Tye Sheridan) […]

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“Captain America: Civil War” (Disney)

Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan star in a scene from the movie "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney)

This turbulent comics-based adventure is more an ensemble piece featuring the whole Avengers crew of superheroes than an outing primarily focused on the titular good guy (Chris Evans). Yet, as the group splits over whether to submit to United Nations supervision — public concerns have been raised over the collateral damage their crusades tend to […]

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Follow the advice of our Blessed Mother

A child places a crown of flowers on a statue of Mary during a May Crowning ceremony. The month of May is devoted to Mary and is traditionally celebrated with a crowning and praying of the rosary. (File photo/CNS)

In this month of May, on this page devoted to the advice of mothers, we would do well to recall the advice of our Blessed Mother, Mary. We can’t go wrong if we follow Mother Mary’s advice to the servants at the Cana wedding feast: “Do whatever (Jesus) tells you.” What is Jesus asking of […]

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“The Seven Habits of Holy People” as listed by Chris Stefanick at Washington event

Chris Stefanick addresses a crowd of more than 1,000 at the "Reboot Live!" event April 27 at Five Points Washington. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WASHINGTON — At his April 27 “Reboot Live” presentation here, Chris Stefanick said our relationship with God needs to translate into daily routines in order to stay alive and grow. He proposed the Seven Habits of Holy People: Love yourself. “Loving yourself is the precursor to accepting the love of God. It’s an acknowledgement that you’re […]

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Catholic high schools, academies of diocese set graduation ceremonies for 612

Graduates of Bloomington Central Catholic celebrate after Mass at Epiphany Church in Normal in this 2015 file photo. (Provided photo/Jim Reckard)

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled this month at the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. A total of 612 seniors are expected to receive diplomas. Two schools have planned ceremonies for next weekend, May 14-15. They include: St. Bede Academy in Peru, which will host a baccalaureate Mass at 7 p.m. […]

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Diocesan Summer Institute returns June 4 as free gift with Year of Mercy theme

The Diocesan Summer Institute is back. “Into the Depths of Mercy” is the theme for the gathering, which will be held Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. It is being relaunched at the request of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, who is offering it as a gift […]

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More than 1,000 hear “best news in history” at Chris Stefanick event in Washington

The Gospel of Jesus Christ "is the most beautiful love story ever told," Chris Stefanick told an audience from eight parishes that packed the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington for the "Reboot LIfe" event on April 27. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WASHINGTON — Chris Stefanick made two things perfectly clear to a sold-out audience — many of them students preparing for confirmation or recently confirmed — at the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on April 27. The first he demonstrated by picking up an electric guitar and playing it for them. “Your parents’ […]

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‘Jesus princesses’ celebrate, learn God’s plan at diocese’s Mother-Daughter Tea

Lucy Twait embraces her daughter Lilly as she shares the special qualities and gifts the girl has brought to their family. Members of St. Luke Parish in Eureka, they took part in a Mother-Daughter Fertility Appreciation Tea at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on April 30. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Tea, finger sandwiches and cookies were served with smiles and some serious talk last Saturday as a roomful of “Jesus princesses” learned why their dignity as daughters of God should be respected and safeguarded. The Mother-Daughter Fertility Appreciation Tea brought the girls and their mothers, godmothers, grandmothers and “aunties” to the Spalding Pastoral Center in […]

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“Keanu” (Warner Bros.)

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in a scene from the movie "Keanu." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Satirical action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as nerdy African-Americans who must pose as murderous thugs — and mingle with drug-slinging Los Angeles gangsters — to recover the purloined kitten of the title. As honed on their Comedy Central television series, Key and Peele’s brand of socially aware humor frequently […]

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