Faith, duplicate bridge, music keep Hamilton woman nearing 100 grounded

Geraldine "Jady" Metternich of Hamilton, a lifelong resident of Hancock County who will turn 100 on May 8, tries to get her little Pomachu, Beau, to sit still for a photo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

HAMILTON — Geraldine Metternich makes 100 look good. Trained as a hairdresser before learning the clothing business from her brother-in-law, she owned a popular dress shop across the Mississippi River in Keokuk, Iowa, for many years. Signs of her life’s work can still be seen in her impeccable dress and perfectly coiffed red hair as […]

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St. Jude Catholic School student’s essay on Abp. Sheen wins national contest

Harry Penne, a fifth grader at St. Jude Catholic School in Peoria, won top prize in the Catholic School Division, Grade 5, of the Catholic Textbook Project's History Essay Contest for his paper on Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, right. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Harry Penne knew that Fulton Sheen was an archbishop, had been declared venerable, and was born “not so far away.” But it was a personal connection that made the sainthood candidate an ideal choice for the paper he submitted to the Fall 2016 Catholic Textbook Project History Essay Contest. A fifth-grader at St. Jude Catholic […]

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“The Space Between Us” (STX)

Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield star in a scene from the movie "The Space Between Us." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STX Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Moral blemishes mar this science fiction-tinged romance, making it unsuitable for youngsters and teens. Dramatically, director Peter Chelsom and screenwriter Allan Loeb waste a promising premise as they imagine the life story of the first human (Asa Butterfield) born on Mars. The product of an unplanned pregnancy, the lad’s existence is […]

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“Rings” (Paramount)

Matilda Lutz stars in a scene from the movie "Rings." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Third film in an American horror franchise based on a 1998 Japanese feature. The series concerns a spooky black-and-white video, viewers of which are doomed to die seven days after watching it — unless they pass the curse on by exposing someone else to the images. Director F. Javier Gutierrez and […]

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