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“Hostiles” (Entertainment Studios)

Rosamund Pike and Christian Bale star in a scene from the movie "Hostiles." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Western, set in 1892, which works from the premise that not only were white soldiers at the time fully aware of their complicity in the decades-long genocide of Native Americans, they also could feel immense, paralyzing guilt about their actions. Director-writer Scott Cooper wishes to make a strong moral case as […]

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Deacon Michael B. Mannino, 74, dies; funeral Mass is Jan. 19 in Galesburg

Deacon Michael Mannino

GALESBURG — A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church here for Deacon Michael B. Mannino, 74, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Peoria who served at the parish and also as assistant spiritual director of Northwest Cursillo since his ordination […]

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The kingdom of God is at hand — literally

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Third Sunday in Ordinary Time/Jan. 21 Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25:4-5,6-7,8-9; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 The readings for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time remind us of the advantage of seeing this life in a more transcendent context. Jonah, perhaps the most reluctant of the prophets, has survived his undersea adventure in the […]

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CatholicMom.com founder and author Lisa Hendey to speak at St. Mary, Lourdes

Lisa Hendey

GERMANTOWN HILLS — Lisa Hendey, an international speaker and author, will offer an evening for parents on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the parish hall of St. Mary of Lourdes, 424 Lourdes Church Road. Her presentation, “The Sacred Balancing Act: Busy Lives and Family Spirituality,” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Hendey is the […]

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Father Sebastian Tumusiime returning to Africa; served in diocese since 2008

Joining Father Sebastian Tumusiime (center) as concelebrants at a Mass earlier in January at Christ the King Church in Moline were Father Jean deDieu Ahorloo, SMA, and Father Don Levitt, pastor. (Provided photo)

MACOMB — When Father Sebastian Tumusiime returns home to western Uganda later this month, he won’t miss the cold weather and snow. The people of the Diocese of Peoria are another story. “I have been impressed with the faith and the kindness of the people of the Midwest,” he said. “They embrace the faith and […]

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Jackie Kernan is named president of OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee

Jackie Kernan

KEWANEE — Jackie Kernan has succeeded Lynn Fulton as president of OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. Fulton was named president of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington last November. Kernan holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis, and a master’s degree in nursing […]

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“Proud Mary” (Screen Gems)

Taraji P. Henson and Danny Glover star in a scene from the movie "Proud Mary." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Tall tale of a hit woman (Taraji P. Henson) with a heart of gold who takes in the orphaned son (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) of one of her victims and dispatches the Fagin-like leader (Xander Berkeley) of the gang into whose service the lad was ensnared in the wake of his dad’s […]

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“Batman and Harley Quinn” (Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Poorly conceived and produced as well as morally obtuse straight-to-video animated film from DC Comics. Tired of humans despoiling the environment, villains Poison Ivy (voice of Paget Brewster) and the Floronic Man (voice of Kevin Michael Richardson) team up to transform all animal life on Earth into plant hybrids. After Batman […]

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“The Commuter” (Lionsgate)

Vera Farmiga and Liam Neeson star in a scene from the movie "The Commuter." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Lively action sequences help mask the muddled premise of this Liam Neeson vehicle. He plays a police officer-turned-insurance-salesman who, on the very day he is let go from the latter job, finds his train trip home to the suburbs transformed into a test of character when a stranger (Vera Farmiga) offers […]

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“Paddington 2” (Warner Bros.)

Animated characters Aunt Lucy, voiced by Imelda Statunton and Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, appear in the movie "Paddington 2. The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service This endearing blend of animation and live action finds the much-loved talking bear of the title (voice of Ben Whishaw) far from his roots in the Peruvian jungle, having settled into a cozy domestic life with the very British human family (led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) that adopted him […]

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