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“Fifty Shades Darker” (Universal)

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in a scene from the movie "50 Shades Darker." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Sordid sequel in which a sadist billionaire (Jamie Dornan), yearning to revive his relationship with a book editor (Dakota Johnson) who doesn’t share his interest in dungeon doings, struggles to control his urges. Whether Mr. Kinky Boots can kick the habit is one of the least compelling questions imaginable and the […]

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“Moonlight” (A24)

Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali star in a scene from "Moonlight." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/A24)

By Catholic News Service Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated chronicle of three stages in the life of an inner-city Miami youth makes a compelling statement. Aspects of the main character’s personal story, however, raise complications for viewers of faith. As a bullied and withdrawn […]

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“The Comedian” (Sony Classics)

Robert De Niro and Danny DeVito star in a scene from the movie "The Comedian." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures Classics)

By Catholic News Service Mirthless story of an aging insult comic (Robert De Niro) who tries to revive his career and get out from under the burden of being best-known for his role in a catchphrase-laden 1980s sitcom. But his anger issues get in the way both at work and in his relationships (most significantly […]

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“Lion” (Weinstein)

Sunny Pawar and Deepti Naval star in a scene from the movie "Lion." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/The Weinstein Company)

By Catholic News Service The incredible true story of Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) and his 20-year odyssey to locate his birth mother (Priyanka Bose) in India, is retold in this uplifting and emotional film, directed by Garth Davis. As a 5-year-old boy, Saroo (Sunny Pawar) falls asleep in a boxcar and is transported 1,500 kilometers […]

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20 artists plus speaker, performers at sacred art show in Rock Island Feb. 18-19

ROCK ISLAND — The Sixth Annual Art of Faith sacred art show and sale is ready to receive visitors this Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, in Farrell Hall at St. Pius X Church, 2901 24th St. The theme is “Contemplating the Holy Face of God.” The artwork that will be shown from 2 […]

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New ‘Ignatius of Loyola’ film to be screened in Peoria on March 5, 12

Two screenings of the new feature film “Ignatius of Loyola” have been scheduled in Peoria with proceeds benefiting the Diocese of Peoria’s seminarian program. The film will be shown on consecutive Sundays, March 5 and March 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Landmark Cinemas, 3225 N. Dries Lane. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in […]

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No alternative facts, but The Catholic Post does support alternative way of life

Fake news. Alternative facts.  A president who has called reporters “the most dishonest people” and this week accused the media of intentionally covering up terrorist attacks. A “post-truth” culture in which objective facts and divinely inspired moral principles no longer have much pull in people’s lives. And a social media landscape in which anyone with […]

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Spirit of God is a necessary guide to our moral decision making

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Feb. 12 Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 Early in life we are taught that we employ both our intellect and our will in making decisions. With our intellect we are able to know right from wrong, and with our will we can freely […]

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St. Vincent de Paul School students remember homeless women, children

Father Thomas Taylor, parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria, helps kindergartners David Bu, Benjamin Tigue and Patrick Rodgers fill bags with toiletries for the homeless. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Most of the students at St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria will never know what it’s like to be without soap, shampoo or a toothbrush, and they don’t want anyone else to know what that’s like either. As Catholic Schools Week came to an end, each of the school’s 300 students filled a colorful […]

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Sisters’ baptisms after a school Mass offer lessons at Holy Cross in Mendota

With help from her godfather, Craig Doran, Linda MacDonald, 5, is lifted over the baptismal font at Holy Cross Church in Mendota so Father Peter Pilon, pastor, can pour water on her head. Looking on his her sister, Kaylee, 6, who would be baptized next. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MENDOTA — Surrounded by their community of faith at Holy Cross School, Kaylee and Linda MacDonald were baptized after an all-school Mass during Catholic Schools Week. The timing may have been coincidental, but still offered a lesson on the importance of Catholic schools, according to their pastor. Being students in a Catholic school helped them […]

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