Bishop Jenky joined Pedaling Priests’ ride during a stop at Peoria Notre Dame

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, rides around the gymnasium at Peoria Notre Dame High School in a four-wheeler fit for a bishop to join the Priests Pedaling for Prayers at a school assembly on April 18. At the wheel is Deacon Matt Levy of Silvis. Helping to provide the pedal power is Chris Gavin of Monmouth. On the bicycle is Father Adam Cesarek. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Everyone at Peoria Notre Dame High School was prepared to see Father Tom Otto, Father Adam Cesarek, Father Michael Pica and Deacon Matt Levy ride their bicycles into the Kelly Needham Gym on April 18 as part of Priests Pedaling for Prayers. But no one expected to see Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, enter with […]

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Priests Pedaling for Prayers reach finish line, recall blessings of 275-mile trek

Members of the track team from Holy Cross School in Mendota ran with Father Michael Pica, Father Tom Otto, Father Adam Cesarek and Deacon Matt Levy as they completed last year's Priests Pedaling for Prayers ride across the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

After riding through snow, wind and rain for much of the first three days, the Priests Pedaling for Prayers started to pick up some sunshine on the fourth day of their 275-mile journey and finished strong on “a perfect day” in Mendota on April 20. That seemed appropriate in the middle of the Easter Season, […]

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“Avengers: Infinity War” (Disney)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Wong and Mark Ruffalo star in a scene from the movie "Avengers: Infinity War." Catholic News Service classification, A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure pitting both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy against a slaughter-loving tyrant (Josh Brolin) whose maniacal scheme to bring his version of harmony to the universe by wiping out half its population will be within reach if he can collect a set of […]

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“Super Troopers 2” (Fox Searchlight)

Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter and Steve Lemme are pictured in the movie "Super Troopers 2." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Obnoxious ensemble comedy in which a shift in the border between the U.S. and Canada leads to an exchange of sophomoric practical jokes between a band of Vermont state troopers (Jay Chandrasekhar, who also directed, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) and their Mountie counterparts (Will Sasso, Tyler […]

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“You Were Never Really Here” (Amazon)

Ekaterina Samsonov and Joaquin Phoenix star in a scene from the movie "You Were Never Really Here." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service Writer-director Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of the Jonathan Ames novella about a stressed-out, self-loathing hitman (Joaquin Phoenix) gets lost in a quagmire of immorality. Hired by a New York state senator (Alex Manette) whose 13-year-old daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov) is being held captive in a brothel of underage girls, the assassin sets out […]

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“I Feel Pretty” (STX)

Amy Schumer stars in a scene from the movie "I Feel Pretty." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service A thump to the head during a Soul Cycle workout gives a young, ambitious but out-of-shape woman (Amy Schumer) the illusion that she is suddenly slim and beautiful, and this supercharges her self-confidence, transforming her failing romantic life as well as her career at a cosmetics firm (led by Lauren Hutton […]

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“The Devil and Father Amorth” (The Orchard)

Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth performs an exorcism on Christina in the documentary "The Devil and Father Amorth." (CNS/LD Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service William Friedkin, director of 1973’s “The Exorcist,” helmed and narrates this brief, mostly straightforward documentary about demonic possession. He follows the case of an Italian woman who was ministered to by Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of the Diocese of Rome from 1986 until his death in 2016, aged 91. […]

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“Beirut” (Bleecker Street)

Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm and Dean Norris star in a scene from the movie "Beirut." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Bleecker Street)

By Catholic News Service Every word matters in this espionage thriller set in 1982 during the civil war in Lebanon. A U.S. negotiator (Jon Hamm) struggles with his emotional demons and a great deal of alcohol as he attempts to free an American hostage (Mark Pellegrino) held by Palestinian terrorists (including Idir Chender). A CIA […]

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“Rampage” (Warner Bros.)

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Lilies (as George the Gorilla) star in a scene from the movie "Rampage." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Entertaining bit of outsized nonsense combining 1970s-style disaster movie spectacle with the even older altered-animal trope that gave the world Godzilla, and derived in part from the video arcade game of the same title. When a space station is destroyed, the DNA-changing chemical an evil corporation (led by Malin Akerman and […]

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Funeral homily: Fr. DeBisschop cared for his people, they returned the affection

Father James DeBisschop

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the homily from the April 6 funeral Mass for Father James DeBisschop. (Read his obituary here.) The Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Moline and the homilist was Father Mark DeSutter, pastor. — Christians believe that Jesus is the template of our lives. Also, we feel that when people […]

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