Catholic Post poll respondents favor traditional Knights of Columbus regalia

At left, members of a Knights of Columbus fourth degree honor guard in full traditional regalia are pictured during a recent procession at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. At right are the new uniforms shown Aug. 1 during during the international fraternal organization's 135th annual Supreme Convention in St. Louis. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody and CNS/Knights of Columbus)

By nearly a 4-to-1 margin, those responding to a Catholic Post poll conducted on Facebook would prefer the Knights of Columbus retain their traditional fourth-degree regalia rather than change to new uniforms debuted at the fraternal organization’s Supreme Convention in St. Louis on Aug. 1. The decision to replace the swords, capes and chapeaus of […]

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“All Saints” (Sony)

Nelson Lee and John Corbett star in a scene from the movie "All Saints." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/AFFIRM Films)

By Catholic News Service Low-key, fact-based story of a dwindling Episcopal parish in Smyrna, Tennessee, and the pastor (John Corbett) assigned by the local bishop (Gregory Alan Williams) to shut it down and sell off its property. Partly due to the revitalizing influence of an influx of devoutly Anglican refugees from Southeast Asia (led by […]

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“Good Time” (A24)

Robert Pattinson stars in a scene from the movie "Good Time." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/A24)

By Catholic News Service When their attempt to rob a bank goes awry, a petty criminal (Robert Pattinson) evades capture, but his mentally challenged brother (Benny Safdie) ends up in custody. Desperate to free his vulnerable sibling, the hood embarks on a nocturnal odyssey through the underworld of New York City during which he tries […]

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“Leap!” (Weinstein)

Animated characters Felicie, voiced by Elle Fanning, and Victor, voiced by Nat Wolff, appear in the movie "Leap!" The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Weinstein)

By Catholic News Service Directed with brio by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, this charming animated film, set in 1880s France, centers on two best friends (voices of Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff) who escape from an orphanage (its predictably stern mother superior voiced by Kate McKinnon) to pursue their dreams in Paris. He plans […]

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Relic’s two stops in Bloomington-Normal included a rosary walk and a Mass

Amy Snell, a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Monmouth, contemplates the relic of St. John Paul II as it rests in the St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal Aug. 18. The traveling relic has been entrusted to the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, who minister at the Newman Center. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BLOOMINGTON — As he did in life, St. John Paul II continued to inspire people to pray and draw closer to Jesus when a first class relic, a vial of his blood encased in a Book of the Gospels, was brought to the Bloomington-Normal area on Aug. 18. At the Newman Center that bears his […]

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Thousands venerate St. John Paul II relic and honor Mary during diocesan tour

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, venerates the relic of St. John Paul II -- a vial of the late pope's blood -- at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Aug. 19. The relic drew thousands of faithful during a tour throughout the Diocese of Peoria Aug. 16 to 19. (For The Catholic Post/Julie Enzenberger)

Sandwiched between hours of quiet veneration and prayer on Aug. 19 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria were thunderous rounds of applause for St. John Paul II and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The ovations came during a talk by Mother Adela Galindo, foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, who […]

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Diocese’s renewed Hispanic Ministry unites around Mary in first major event

Singing "Ave Maria," about 400 Spanish-speaking Catholicds from throughout the Diocese of Peoria process from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria to St. Mary's Cathedral for a Mass with Bishop Jenky at the conclusion of their daylong celebration of the centennial of the Mary's appearances at Fatima. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Spanish-speaking Catholics from around the Diocese of Peoria celebrated their unity in faith and their love of the Eucharist, St. John Paul II, and the Blessed Virgin Mary during a daylong celebration Aug. 19 in Peoria. The focus of the event was this year’s centennial of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearances in Fatima, Portugal. While […]

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Budding scientists at St. Philomena, Peoria, track eclipse, link it with faith

Armed with their observation sheets to collect data, junior high students at St. Philomena School, Peoria, tracked the solar eclipse from beginning to end. (Provided photo)

Viewing a solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the budding scientists at St. Philomena School in Peoria were determined not to waste it. That’s good news for everyone, especially the scientists at NASA. Their observations will be sent to the space agency and studied along with findings from people across the United States, according […]

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Blessing Aug. 30 for new wing of Corpus Christi Catholic School, Bloomington

The hallway of the new junior high wing at Corpus Christi School in Bloomington filled quickly Aug. 10 as students and parents explored the building's six classrooms and put school supplies away in lockers. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BLOOMINGTON — “One School, One Family.” That’s more than a theme for this new academic year at Corpus Christi Catholic School. It’s an exciting new reality as the grade school and junior high school are located in the same building for the first time. Construction on the 8,500-square-foot junior high wing was completed in July […]

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Major gift leads to a loving renovation at Schlarman Academy in Danville

Making Schlarman's Catholic Academy more prominent was important for Father Bowan Schmitt, pastor, and Gail Lewis, principal. This quote from Philippians greets everyone who walks through the doors of the south campus. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

DANVILLE — To go with the new school year, the south campus of Schlarman Academy has a new look, thanks to a major gift from Rudy and Sylvia Mezosi, and the continuing support of school families and parishioners. Everyone got a sneak peek at the renovation during an open house on Aug. 13. Then the […]

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