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Pilgrims from Diocese of Peoria ready to experience World Youth Day in Poland

World Youth Day 2016 will focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew: "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy." (CNS)

Dozens of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria will join an expected 2 million Catholics preparing to gather in Poland with Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2016 later this month. Most of the local participants will be part of a pilgrimage organized by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary that […]

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Moline parish hosts timely prayer service for healing, peace in our nation

Denise Maynard prays the Our Father with nearly 200 others who attended a Prayer Service for Peace and Healing in our Country hosted July 10 by Sacred Heart Church in Moline. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — In a summer already tainted by terrorism and escalating racial tensions, and in the days before the opening of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, nearly 200 Catholics of the Quad Cities region gathered Sunday to pray for healing and peace in our nation. The afternoon service at Sacred Heart Church here was […]

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“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (Fox)

By Catholic News Service The nuptials turn nasty as this potentially enjoyable comedy from director Jake Szymanski departs from its initial promise as a conversion story and instead follows an all-too-familiar path to the gutter. Fed up with their misbehavior and womanizing at social events, the family of two hard-partying brothers (Zac Efron and Adam […]

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“The Secret Life of Pets” (Universal)

Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in the animated movie "The Secret Life of Pets." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service When a pampered terrier (voice of Louis C.K.) is forced to make room for the new dog (voice of Eric Stonestreet) his owner (voice of Ellie Kemper) has rescued from the pound, their rivalry leads to a series of comic misadventures over the course of which their mutual hostility begins to […]

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The Legend of Tarzan (Warner Bros.)

Alexander Skarsgard stars in a scene from the movie "The Legend of Tarzan." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults.(CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service The latest big-screen take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Lord of the Jungle” creation is a wee bit silly and unspools just a few Victorian gentleman’s whiskers shy of an overblown parody. A loud summertime diversion, it follows Lord Greystoke aka Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgaard) and his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) from England to […]

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“The Purge: Election Year” (Universal)

Edwin Hodge and Frank Grillo star in a scene from the movie "The Purge: Election Year." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service This third installment in the blood-soaked franchise that started with 2013’s “The Purge” sticks to the commercially tried-and-true formula of appealing to the very impulses it pretends to condemn, using the premise of a dystopian future America where one night a year is set aside for legally sanctioned murder and mayhem […]

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“The BFG” (Disney)

Ruby Barnhill and the Big Friendly Giant, voiced by Mark Rylance, appear in the animated movie "The BFG." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage.(CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Lovingly directed by Steven Spielberg, this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s eponymous1982 children’s book combines live actors with motion-capture animation to create superior entertainment for the discerning child who reads — and who enjoys fairy tales with a slightly skewed perspective. The plot centers on the relationship between a 10-year-old London orphan […]

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