“The Disappointments Room” (Rogue)

Marcia DeRousse and Kate Beckinsale star in a scene from the movie"The Disappointments Room." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Rogue)

By Catholic News Service A combination of psychological drama and the dependable haunted-house formula turns into a complete botch. A grieving architect (Kate Beckinsale) moves to a creaky old mansion with her husband and young son to restore her mental health following the death of their infant daughter, but she ends up confronting ghosts of […]

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“The Wild Life” (Summit)

Animated characters Kiki, Scrubby and Carmello appear in the movie "The Wild Life." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Daniel Defoe’s 1719 adventure novel “Robinson Crusoe” morphs into a 3-D animated comedy for kids, co-directed by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen. A sailor (voice of Matthias Schweighofer) is shipwrecked and washes ashore a deserted island. There he encounters a wide array of exotic (and exceedingly loquacious) birds, reptiles and mammals, […]

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“Sully” (Warner Bros.)

Arron Eckhart and Tom Hanks star in a scene from the movie "Sully." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Satisfying profile of US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), whose 2009 feat in landing his crippled plane on the Hudson River and saving the lives of all on board gained him instant fame. Though immediately embraced as a hero by the public, behind the scenes he was second-guessed by […]

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“When the Bough Breaks” (Screen Gems)

Morris Chesnut and Regina Hall star in a scene from the movie "When the Bough Breaks." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service A lurid thriller about the desperate measures prospective parents take to start a family is, in the end, a cautionary tale about misplaced morality, directed by Jon Cassar. An attractive professional couple (Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut), following multiple miscarriages and failed in vitro fertilization, want a baby. They go shopping for […]

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Home shrine reflects the love this priest’s mother has for St. Teresa of Kolkata

Carol Donton with her home shrine to Mother Teresa in Edwards. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EDWARDS — When visitors come to Carol Donton’s home, moments after being greeted by her smile, they are made aware of her love for newly canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata. Just inside the doorway is a small shrine to the saint, with some of the treasured pieces made possible because Mrs. Donton’s son is Father […]

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‘Post’ readers share memories of, experiences with St. Teresa of Kolkata

When Mother Teresa was canonized at the Vatican on Sept. 4, hundreds in the Diocese of Peoria recalled being in the presence of a saint. Thousands of others in central Illinois of all faiths continue to be inspired by the words and actions of the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity who served “the poorest […]

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Full text of homily at Founder’s Day Mass recalling Bishop John Lancaster Spalding

Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville recalls the life and accomplishments of the Diocese of Peoria's first bishop, John Lancaster Spalding, during his homily at the Founder's Day Mass on Aug. 25. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Canon J. J. Flattery of Danville at the Founder’s Day Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Aug. 25, 2016. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the founding bishop of the Diocese of […]

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Cathedral Mass will honor St. Teresa of Kolkata, Missionaries of Charity Sept. 10

This statue of St. Teresa of Kolkata outside of St. Mary's Cathedral commemorates her visit on Dec. 10,1995. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Thousands of people from around the world filled St. Peter’s Square in Rome last Sunday to hear Pope Francis “declare and define” Mother Teresa’s sainthood, but that kind of good news isn’t something that can be confined to one day. The celebration continues this Saturday, Sept. 10, with a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in […]

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Missionaries of Charity have been bringing Jesus to Peoria for 25 years

Sister M. Rosetta, MC, (foreground) and Sister M. Angeles, MC, smile as students in the Missionaries of Charity summer camp begin a procession at the Bishop Franz Center in Peoria. (Provided photo)

At the Sept. 10 diocesan celebration to give thanks for the life of St. Teresa of Kolkata and observe the 25th anniversary of her community’s arrival in central Illinois, some of the choicest seats in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria will be reserved for the poor. The new saint wouldn’t have it any other way, […]

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Only one sin can’t be forgiven, explains missionary of mercy Archabbot Lambert

After his talk to deacons of the Diocese of Peoria, Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB, greets Deacon Nicholas Simon of St. Anthony Parish in Atkinson and Sacred Heart, Annwan, as Deacon Rod Gray of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Galesburg looks on. The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody

The only sin that can’t be forgiven is our own refusal to have the sin forgiven, a missionary of mercy said in the Diocese of Peoria on Aug. 20. “There is no sin beyond the salvific power of Jesus Christ,” said Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB, who guided St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana from 1995 […]

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