Catholic Post editor Dermody will keynote Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 1

Tom Dermody, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Post.

Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post, will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Respect Life Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Barrack’s Cater Inn in Peoria. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. and features updates on area pro-life activities, raises funds to purchase materials for the Family Resources Center in Peoria. […]

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Helping, not fame from chainsaw video, brings true joy, says Carmelite

Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, holds the chainsaw she used to help clean up debris following Hurricane Irma. (CNS photo/courtesy Sister Margaret Ann)

By Rhina Guidos / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — She inspired many when she rolled up the sleeves of her habit to clean up after Hurricane Irma with a chainsaw. After the local police department posted a video Sept. 12 on Twitter of Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin trimming branches off a fallen tree […]

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“Home Again” (Open Road)

Candice Bergen, Michael Sheen, Eden Grace Redfield, Nat Wolff, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, Lola Flanery and Pico Alexander star in a scene from the movie "Home Again." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Open Road)

By Catholic News Service Morally mixed romantic comedy in which a recently separated New Yorker (Reese Witherspoon) returns to the lavish Los Angeles home she grew up in, crosses paths with a trio of promising but broke filmmakers (Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudnitsky) and, after falling for one of them (Alexander), allows all […]

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All are invited to ‘March for Mary,’ a diocese-wide Fatima event, on Oct. 7

The actual march begins at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 103 Richard Pryor Place, and ends a mile and a half later at St. Mary's Cathedral, 607 N. E. Madison Ave. (Catholic Post photo illustration)

Catholics of all ages from across central Illinois are being asked to “take to the streets” in Peoria on Saturday, Oct. 7, in a show of love for Mary, the Mother of God. Intended as the Diocese of Peoria’s culminating event for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, this March for […]

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“It” (Warner Bros.)

Bill Skarsgard stars in a scene from the movie "It." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Set in a small Maine town in the late 1980s, this horror adaptation finds an ensemble of kids (most prominently Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Jeremy Ray Taylor) being preyed on by a demonic clown (Bill Skarsgard) and by other manifestations of evil. Director Andy Muschietti’s screen version of Stephen King’s […]

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“The Good Catholic” (Broad Green)

By Catholic News Service Awkward romantic comedy about an earnest young priest (Zachary Spicer), already undergoing a crisis of faith, who finds himself in turmoil after a vaguely bohemian and religiously indifferent coffee house singer (Wrenn Schmidt) appears in the confessional claiming she is terminally ill and seeking not absolution in preparation for death but […]

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From dream to reality: Junior high wing blessed at Corpus Christi, Bloomington

Principal Gwenn Roche helps Nicholas Weisiger with the scissors while his brother Matthew is ready to cut through the ribbon at the Mass celebrating the completion of the new junior high wing at Corpus Christi School in Bloomington. Looking on is Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BLOOMINGTON — A dream many years in the making came true Aug. 30 when the students, faculty, and families of Corpus Christi School came together to celebrate the completion of the new junior high wing. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, joined them for Mass in the school gym. The $1.6 million addition unites the school, […]

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‘We’re breaking ground for you’: Major project at St. Bede Academy under way

Before ground was broken at St. Bede Academy, students in each class were blessed with holy water and incense by Father Ronald Margherio, OSB, chaplain. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PERU — Looking at the construction crew and equipment already hard at work at St. Bede Academy, Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, acknowledged that ground had already been broken for the new Science Center and Student Commons. “Perhaps you’ve noticed,” he said, with a smile. “But none of you were here. Since we’re breaking ground for […]

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Washington teen refurbishes Stations of the Cross at parish as Eagle Scout project

Devin Moore (seen here) and about 25 volunteers put in 416 hours to clean and paint the Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick Parish in Washington for his Eagle Scout project. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WASHINGTON — Those who want to meditate on the Stations of the Cross during a late summer afternoon may want to visit St. Patrick Church, where the outdoor Stations have been refurbished. The Eagle Scout project was directed by parishioner Devin Moore, a member of Boy Scout Troop 163. “I wanted something that was close […]

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