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“Inferno” (Columbia)

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in a scene from the movie "Inferno." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Director Ron Howard’s screen version of Dan Brown’s 2013 novel sets “symbology” professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) on another of his globetrotting cultural scavenger hunts. Despite high stakes — a billionaire bioengineer (Ben Foster) with paranoid views about overpopulation has hidden away a pathogen that could kill off half the human […]

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“Denial” (Bleecker Street)

Rachel Weisz stars in a scene from the movie "Denial." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Bleecker Street)

By Catholic News Service A prominent attempt to erase one of history’s most notorious genocides — and the possible strategies for defeating that effort — are explored in this morally powerful fact-based drama. Director Mick Jackson recounts the case for libel initiated in 1996 by British writer David Irving (Timothy Spall) against American historian Deborah […]

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“Ouija: Origin of Evil” (Universal)

Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson and Henry Thomas star in a scene from the movie "Ouija: Origin of Evil." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service In 1967 Los Angeles, a middle-aged widow (Elizabeth Reaser) who earns her living as a bogus medium and her two daughters (Annalise Basso and Lulu Wilson), both of whom help with the act, find themselves dealing with genuinely supernatural events after they purchase a Ouija board, and the spirit they unleash […]

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“Boo! A Madea Halloween” (Lionsgate)

Cassi Davis and Tyler Perry star in a scene from the movie "Boo! A Madea Halloween." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service The language-fracturing violence-threatening moral force in a muumuu (played, of course, by writer-director Tyler Perry) still gives out with the bickering and the lightning-fast asides. But Perry’s script gives her little to do other than mingle with college students and trash-talk with her elderly friends. The hammer-wielding harridan tries, unsuccessfully, to […]

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‘Fiat’ discernment retreat scheduled for Nov. 11-13 at Nazareth House

The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary have served in the Diocese of Peoria since 2008.

HENRY — The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary are planning a discernment retreat for Nov. 11-13 at Nazareth House Retreat Center. The theme is “Fiat,” which is taken from Luke 1:38: “Behold the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your Word.” The retreat is designed […]

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October surprise: We invite Mr. Trump, Mrs. Clinton

The Catholic Post, like the Catholic Church itself, is non-partisan. We do not endorse candidates, though some readers might wish it so. Throughout this election season, we have pointed to resources to help Catholics form their consciences and make decisions. We’ve promoted parish and regional presentations on the importance of voting, carried a statement on […]

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Taking Cursillo into prisons not just a work of mercy, it’s a work of love

More than 50 men at the Danville Correctional Center took the opportunity to participate in the Cursillo weekend in September. Many of them were committed Christians who were well-versed in the Bible, which team members found humbling and inspiring. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

DANVILLE — Driving to the Danville Correctional Center with a Cursillo team recently, Laura Mohrbacher admits to feeling some apprehension. Prisons always seemed like dark, dangerous places and she had no intention of going into one — even for Cursillo. God kept tapping her on the shoulder, however, asking her to think about it. Since […]

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103 candles grace birthday cake for Princeville woman Oct. 23

Dorothy Gilles is observing her 103rd birthday this Sunday, Oct. 23. Her family is planning a celebration of her life at her residence and readers of The Catholic Post can join in by sending cards to her at Cornerstone Rehab and Care Center, 5533 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616. She received more than 200 […]

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Youth Rally 2016 planned for Nov. 12; invites teens to explore their ‘Identity’

Mike Gormley and Emily Wilson will be the presenters for Youth Rally 2016, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria.

High school youth from around the Diocese of Peoria are invited to Youth Rally 2016, a day of inspirational talks, prayer, and games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. But space is limited and time is running out to register. Three hundred teens are expected to take part in […]

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Review team recommends diocesan schools for accreditation as system

Students from St. Patrick School in Washington form a prayer circle before the recent IESA sectional cross country meet in Bloomington. Catholic schools of the Diocese of Peoria were noted for their "obvious expression of Catholic identity" by the external review team from AdvancEd. (Provided photo/Kara Kamienski Photography)

Several years of strategic planning by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Peoria earned a glowing report card last week, when the entire school system was recommended for accreditation by an external review team from AdvancEd. “We were validated in the fact that we have excellent schools. They said when they were […]

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