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Bishop shares ‘secret’ to a joyful life as Annual Diocesan Appeal opens April 1-2

Sister Salezia Rudyova, FSJB, left, and Mother Vaclava Ballon, FSJB, prepare packets of promotional materials for the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal to be sent to parishes around the Diocese of Peoria. Sister Salezia, an assistant in the Office of Stewardship and Development, is in her third year as coordinator of the appeal. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The invitation to support the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal, which will be promoted in all parishes of the Diocese of Peoria the weekend of April 1-2, comes with a bonus — the secret of a happy life. “It’s simple,” says Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in an eight-minute video to be shown at Masses next […]

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“Ghost in the Shell” (Paramount)

Scarlett Johansson stars in a scene from the movie "Ghost in the Shell." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Murky, boring sci-fi action film about a hybrid warrior (Scarlett Johansson) whose human brain has been implanted into the body of a robot and her duel with an elusive killer (Michael Pitt) who wants to bring down the company that produced her. She draws emotional support from the doctor (Juliette Binoche) […]

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“The Boss Baby” (Fox)

Mother, voiced by Lisa Kudrow, Boss Baby, voiced by Alec Baldwin, and father, voiced by Jimmy Kimmel, appear in the animated movie "Boss Baby." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/DreamWorks)

By Catholic News Service Amusing but flimsy animated take on the trauma of acquiring a younger sibling. A contented 7-year-old boy (voice of Miles Bakshi) not only finds his world disrupted by the arrival of a baby brother (voice of Alec Baldwin), he also discovers that the business suit clad newcomer has an adult personality […]

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“CHIPS” (Warner Bros.)

Dax Shepard and Michael Pena star in a scene from the movie "Chips." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Mind-numbing comedy in which Dax Shepard, who also wrote and directed, plays a rookie California Highway Patrol officer whose first partner (Michael Pena), supposedly a veteran of the force from another part of the state, is in fact an undercover FBI agent investigating a corruption case. As Shepard makes a nudge […]

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“Slamma Jamma” (RiverRain Productions)

This is a scene from the movie"Slamma Jamma." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/RiverRain Productions)

By Catholic News Service This well-intentioned sports drama — based very loosely on the life of slam-dunk champion Kenny Dobbs — occasionally comes to tepid life on basketball courts. But a weak script, together with production values indicative of a low budget, keep it hobbled as a story of redemption and Christian faith. Chris Staples […]

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“Life” (Columbia)

Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a scene from the movie "Life." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Columbia)

By Catholic News Service Director Daniel Espinosa and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick adopt a serious tone in this ensemble sci-fi thriller set on board an international space station. Tasked with retrieving an unmanned capsule carrying samples back from Mars, the craft’s crew — Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Hiroyuki Sanada […]

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“Saban’s Power Rangers” (Lionsgate)

Ludi Lin, Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott and RJ Cyler star in a scene from the movie "Saban's Power Rangers." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service A popular Saturday morning children’s show of the 1990s makes its third appearance on the big screen. But this latest adaptation, by director Dean Israelite and no fewer than five screenwriters, replaces a relatively benign concept with an ill-mannered teen drama, replete with vulgarity and inappropriate sexual talk. Five ordinary high […]

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Sr. Mary Jean Feeney, OSB, Ivesdale native and longtime teacher, dies at 98

Sister Mary Jean Feeney, OSB

  ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Sister Mary Jean Feeney, OSB, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the monastery, […]

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Looking for a Lenten fish fry? Consult this list, add to it if we’ve missed yours

A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry. CNS/Jim West

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. New listings will be featured as we are made aware. To add a fish fry, email details to cathpost@cdop.org. Put “Fish Fry” in the subject line.   BLOOMINGTON: The Knights of Columbus, Father Joseph Boylan Jr. Council No. 15175, will have […]

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Supreme decision

As The Catholic Post went to press Tuesday, the second day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch — President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee — had just concluded. The remarks and questioning showed not only how important this and future nominations are to the nation, but also to the Catholic Church. Among […]

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