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St. Jude, Peoria, to host Catholic Scripture Study series on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 5

The 28-week program has commentary and questions designed by Catholic author and speaker Steve Ray and features DVD presentations by Father Patrick Winslow.

The Acts of the Apostles will be the focus of a Catholic Scripture Study program that will be held Tuesdays, starting Sept. 5, at St. Jude Church, 10811 N. Knoxville, Peoria. It is open to people from all parishes and no previous Scripture study experience is required. The 28-week program has commentary and questions designed […]

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What are we doing to find the ‘path of life’ and walk it forever?

Sharon Priester

By Sharon Priester Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/July 30 1 Kings 3:5,7-12; Psalm 119:57,72,76-77,127-128,129-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 For years, my husband and I, especially when we have gone to somewhere in the country that is new to us, visited and explored the local parks or areas. While at the park, we were able to learn […]

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“Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.)

Soldiers are shown in a scene from the movie "Dunkirk." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Compelling historical drama, set in the spring of 1940, recounting the surprisingly successful evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British and French troops from the port of the title following their rapid defeat and encirclement by the forces of Nazi Germany. Taking an Everyman’s view of the situation, writer-director Christopher Nolan […]

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“Girls Trip” (Universal)

Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish star in a scene from the movie "Girls Trip." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Universal Studios)

By Catholic News Service Libidinous raunch is the evident lure in this story of four middle-aged women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall) renewing their college friendship and reevaluating their lives during a visit to New Orleans. As directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script by Kenya Barris, Karen McCullah, Tracy […]

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With the pastor away, the kittens came to play at Sacred Heart Parish, Peoria

Father Alex Millar, parochial vicar for the parishes in the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community, happily serves as a perch for his young visitor July 19. "We had three cats when I was growing up," he explained. Recognizing a kindred spirit, the kittens all found their way into his office at one point or another. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

St. Francis of Assisi would be proud. The staff at Sacred Heart Parish in Peoria opened its doors to five kittens from Peoria County Animal Protection Services July 19 as part of “Warm and Fuzzy” Wednesdays.” A collaboration with the Peoria Humane Society, the initiative brings the young felines to an area business once a […]

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“The Exception” (A24)

Jai Courtney stars in a scene from the movie “The Exception.” The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/A24 Films)

By Catholic News Service During the opening stages of World War II, a Jewish maid (Lily James) working in the Netherlands household of exiled German Emperor Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer) spies on him for the British, then both confounds and cavorts with the Wehrmacht officer (Jai Courtney) dispatched to ferret out the espionage. There’s a […]

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Life lesson when Biking for Babies team stop in Rock Island didn’t go as planned

Father Charles Klamut welcomes Biking for Babies co-founder Jimmy Becker and a team of cyclists to a stop at St. Mary Church in Rock Island July 13. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

ROCK ISLAND — An evening stop at St. Mary Parish here July 13 after a day of bicycling that began in Madison, Wisconsin, didn’t go as planned for the Biking for Babies team, but organization co-founder Jimmy Becker saw a pro-life lesson even in the flat tires and route changes that led to their two-hour […]

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Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Valentine Church, Peru, for Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek, 58

Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek is pictured with Polish dancers during a parish ethnic festival sponsored by St. Valentine and St. Mary parishes in Peru in this 2015 Catholic Post file photo. Msgr. Rejsek, 58, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning in Peru.

PERU — A funeral Mass was offered July 21 at St. Valentine Church here for Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek, 58, pastor of St. Valentine and St. Mary parishes in Peru who devoted much of his priestly life to Hispanic ministry and service on the diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Msgr. Rejsek died early on Saturday morning, July […]

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1,000 Burmese-American Catholics gather in Coal Valley and Rock Island

Archbishop Emeritus Paul Zinghtung Grawng of the Archdiocese of Malay conveys his thanks to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, for his hospitality to the National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics. Among those looking on is Father Anthony Co, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Rock Island, the spiritual home of the Quad Cities Myanmar Catholic Community. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

COAL VALLEY — Small in numbers, the Quad Cities Myanmar Catholic Community proved to be large in spirit and faith when they hosted the National Conference of Burmese-American Catholics from June 30 to July 4. The event drew 1,000 people, including three Burmese bishops and 30 priests, to The Rock in Coal Valley for Masses, […]

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