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“God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” (Pure Flix)

David A.R. White and Ted McGinley star in a scene from the movie "God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Pure Flix)

By Catholic News Service Problems beset an earnest pastor (David A.R. White) as the state university on the campus of which his church stands (led, among others, by Ted McGinley) invokes eminent domain to force his congregation to move and the ensuing controversy causes a riled-up student (Mike C. Manning) to commit an act of […]

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“Ready Player One” (Warner Bros)

Tye Sheridan stars in a scene from the movie "Ready Player One." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline (who co-wrote the screenplay with Zak Penn) offers a dizzying immersion into virtual reality via an alternative universe called the Oasis. In the dystopian world of the year 2045, everyone straps on a pair of goggles and uses this device […]

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Service of six to be recognized at ‘Night of Knights’ Mass and dinner on April 14

These six members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Peoria will be recognized at a Mass and dinner in Peoria on Saturday, April 14.

Six members of the Knights of Columbus from across the Diocese of Peoria will be recognized for outstanding service to the organization, the church, and their communities at the 30th annual “Night of Knights” Recognition Dinner in Peoria on Saturday, April 14. Sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the evening […]

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St. Anne Parish in East Moline opens centennial year celebration April 15

St. Anne parishioners have adopted "Remember, Rejoice, Renew" as the motto for their 100 years as a community of faith.

EAST MOLINE — Because it’s difficult to contain the joy of a centennial celebration to one day, members of St. Anne Parish will spend a year marking the milestone, starting with a Mass, reception and dinner on Sunday, April 15. Priests and Sisters who have served the parish have been invited back for the 3 […]

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Entire student body of St. Joseph, Pekin, celebrates patron’s feast with pilgrimage

Sister Merlinda, FAS, greets Kim Terry and her third-graders from St. Joseph School in Pekin, who are decorating brown bags that will be used to serve lunch to patrons of Sophia's Kitchen at St. Joseph Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Say “pilgrimage” and people usually think of the Holy Land or Ireland or Spain. For students at St. Joseph School in Pekin, however, Peoria proved to be a wonderful destination when they celebrated their patron’s feast day on March 19. The entire student body — 131 students — boarded buses to travel to St. Joseph […]

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Fr. James DeBisschop, 57, pastor in Orion and Coal Valley, dies; funeral is Friday

Father James DeBisschop

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Sacred Heart Church in Moline for Father James P. DeBisschop, 57, pastor of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Parish in Orion and St. Maria Goretti Parish, Coal Valley. Father DeBisschop died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, following a […]

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