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“Gifted” (Fox Searchlight)

Mckenna Grace and Chris Evans star in a scene from the movie "Gifted." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults.

By Catholic News Service A 7-year-old math prodigy (McKenna Grace) gets caught up in a custody battle between the easygoing uncle (Chris Evans) by whom she has been raised since her mother committed suicide during her infancy and her hard-driving grandmother (Lindsay Duncan). At issue is the degree to which she should forsake a normal […]

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Vietnam (or era) vets from Spalding, Bergan, AOL sought for flight of honor

The names of nine Spalding Institute and one Bergan High School alumni on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., are recreated in this graphic promoting a planned flight of honor to the memorial. (Provided graphic)

Are you a graduate of the former Spalding Institute, Bergan High School, or the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria who served in Vietnam or were in the military during the Vietnam War era? Do you know of someone from those schools who did serve in Vietnam? Would you like to be part of a […]

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History, importance of military chaplains focus of new exhibit at diocesan museum

Msgr. John Prendergast, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria who spent 22 years serving soldiers and their families as a highly decorated, paratrooping U.S. Army chaplain, presents Sister Lea Stefancova, FSJB, with a framed photo for display in the diocesan museum's new exhibit, "Military Priests of the Diocese of Peoria." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Just a few minutes into his first look at a new exhibit on military chaplains at the Museums of the Diocese of Peoria, Msgr. John Prendergast was stopped by a familiar name and display. “This is Frank Cahill’s,” said Msgr. Prendergast, eyeing a World War II-era military Mass kit set up on a makeshift altar […]

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St. Mary Parish in Westville to mark Fatima anniversary with vigil May 12-13

This postcard, set for release by the Vatican May 4, marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to the three shepherd children in Fatima May 13, 1917. (CNS/courtesy of Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office)

  WESTVILLE — To honor and remember the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, members of St. Mary Parish will host a vigil on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. All are welcome, especially those in the Danville Vicariate, said Father Timothy Sauppé, pastor. The vigil […]

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Author, blogger Jennifer Fulwiler will keynote Diocesan Summer Institute June 3

Jennifer Fulwiler

Catholic author, blogger, speaker and radio host Jennifer Fulwiler will help people explore “The Splendor of Truth” at the Diocesan Summer Institute. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Peoria Civic Center. In addition to the keynote by Fulwiler, there will be breakout sessions led by: Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, who […]

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Redemption by Jesus of Thomas, the doubter, offers us a message of hope

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Second Sunday of Easter/April 23 Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; (Sequence) Victimae paschali laudes; John 20:19-31 The Second Sunday of Easter offers us one of most comforting appearances of the Risen Christ — the story of doubting Thomas. These days, when our culture seems to be defined by the plague of […]

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“The Fate of the Furious” (Universal)

Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron star in a scene from the movie "The Fate of the Furious." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Grown viewers willing to kick reality to the curb will have fun with this preposterous but lively auto-themed action adventure, the seventh sequel to 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious.” Blackmailed by an elusive criminal mastermind (Charlize Theron) whose cyber skills keep her virtually untraceable, the leader (Vin Diesel) of a […]

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