“Uncle Drew” (Summit)

Kyrie Irving stars in a scene from the movie "Uncle Drew." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Mostly harmless sports comedy, based on a Pepsi ad campaign, in which a basketball coach (Lil Rel Howery) whose players have deserted him on the eve of a prestigious tournament turns for help to the title character (Kyrie Irving), an elderly and elusive legend from the Harlem hoops scene of the […]

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Disney)

Paul Rudd stars in a scene from the movie "Ant-Man and the Wasp." The Catholic News Service classification, A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service There’s plenty of humor and action in this fast-paced sci-fi adventure. What’s lacking is any exposition or guidance for those not already familiar with the characters and their relationships from 2015’s “Ant-Man” and 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Approaching the end of a sentence of house arrest, Scott Lang aka Ant-Man […]

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Elevating 14 to College of Cardinals, pope says credible leadership serves others

New Cardinal Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar, is seen with other cardinals during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending the weak or hopeless and becoming a servant to those most in need is the best promotion one can ever receive, Pope Francis told new and old cardinals. “None of us must feel ‘superior’ to anyone. None of us should look down at others […]

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“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (Columbia)

Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Benicio Del Toro star in a scene from the movie "Sicario: Day of the Soldado." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service After evidence suggests Mexican drug cartels have aided jihadi terrorists to enter the United States, a federal agent (Josh Brolin) and a lawyer-turned-hitman (Benicio Del Toro) set out to provoke a war among the gangs by kidnapping a kingpin’s preteen daughter (Isabela Moner), an act they hope will be blamed on […]

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Send a note as Sr. Cecelia, former music teacher in Rock Island, turns 100 June 26

Sister Mary Cecelia Vandeberg dressed for music ministry as a young Sister of Humility (left) and in 2018 as she approached her 100th birthday on June 26. Still going strong, she visits nursing home residents once a week and makes a Holy Hour every afternoon.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sister Cecelia Vandeberg, CHM, once helped to fill the halls of St. Pius X School in Rock Island with music. Now the Congregation of the Humility of Mary is inviting friends and former students to fill her mailbox with cards and letters for her 100th birthday. Sister Cecelia will reach that milestone […]

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New pastors named for three parishes; chaplain for Newman Center at ISU

New pastors have been named for three parishes and St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal is getting a new chaplain in clergy appointments announced in June by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. Father Stephen Willard will become pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria. For the past five years, he […]

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Msgr. Mack succeeds Msgr. Pizzamiglio as vicar of the Galesburg Vicariate

Msgr. Thomas Mack

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed Msgr. Thomas Mack as vicar of the Galesburg Vicariate. Msgr. Mack succeeds Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio, longtime pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Galesburg, who had served as vicar of the region for 28 years prior to his move to senior status this month. — Related story: […]

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“Gotti” (Vertical Entertainment)

John Travolta stars in a scene from the movie "Gotti." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Vertical Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Low-budget crime saga about mobster John Gotti (John Travolta) who, director Kevin Connolly and screenwriters Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi would have the viewer believe, was mostly a misunderstood family man, attentive — according to his own lights — to his wife (Kelly Preston) and two sons (Spencer Lofrano and Nico […]

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Universal)

Chris Pratt stars in a scene from the movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Follow-up to the 2015 reboot of a franchise that began with Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster 1993 screen version of Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel “Jurassic Park.” With the last of the cloned dinosaurs at the heart of the series facing extinction due to a volcanic eruption, the former head (Bryce Dallas Howard) of […]

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“Race 3” (Yash Raj)

By Catholic News Service With this wild action thriller, in Hindi with English subtitles, director Remo D’Souza reboots the Bollywood franchise with a new cast and a stand-alone story. It’s a whirlwind of a movie, part family soap opera, part James Bond adventure, and part “Dancing with the Stars.” An Indian mobster (Anil Kapoor) lives […]

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