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“Superfly” (Columbia)

Trevor Jackson and Michael K. Williams star in a scene from the movie "Superfly." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service An Atlanta cocaine dealer (Trevor Jackson) aims to increase his sales so he can get out of the business. But blunders by his hotheaded partner (Jason Mitchell), conflict with a gang of competitors (led by Jacob Ming-Trent), a broken relationship with his mentor (Michael Kenneth Williams) and the machinations of a […]

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“Incredibles 2” (Disney)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Incredibles 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney-Pixar)

By Catholic News Service This visually impressive but predictable sequel to the much-loved 2004 animated film, written and directed again by Brad Bird, lacks the spontaneity, charm, and style of its precursor, sacrificing story for relentless action which may frighten younger viewers. The mother (voice of Holly Hunter) of a family of superheroes is chosen […]

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Diocese preparing to move Sheen to Peoria; responds to NY statement

The New York court has granted Joan Sheen Cunningham the right to remove the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured), from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for transfer to St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

The Diocese of Peoria issued the following statement June 12 regarding the transfer of the remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, and addresses a statement issued yesterday, June 11, by the Archdiocese of New York. Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Preparations Begin […]

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“Hereditary” (A24)

Alex Wolff stars in a scene from the movie "Hereditary." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS photo/A24)

By Catholic News Service This subtly creepy horror tale keeps the audience guessing exactly what lies behind the string of macabre occurrences besetting a middle-aged couple (Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne), their high schooler son (Alex Wolff) and 13-year-old daughter (Milly Shapiro). An unusual blend of intense family drama and a foray into the occult, […]

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“Ocean’s 8” (Warner Bros.)

Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna star in a scene from the movie "Ocean's 8." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Clever humor keeps this elaborate crime caper on pace as a recently released ex-con (Sandra Bullock) and her longtime partner (Cate Blanchett) bring together an eccentric fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter), a jeweler (Mindy Kaling), a con artist (Awkwafina), an experienced fence (Sarah Paulson) and a computer hacker (Rihanna) to pull […]

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus)

Fred Rogers, the much-loved children's television figure, who died in 2003, right, is pictured with David Newell, as Speedy Delivery's Mr. McFeely, in the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lynn Johnson, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service This cheerful and reverent documentary about Fred Rogers (1928-2003), creator and host of PBS’ long-running “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” highlights his calm temperament, as well as his moral courage in the face of adversity and indifference. Director Morgan Neville, who includes interviews with Rogers’ family and supporting cast members in addition to […]

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“Hotel Artemis” (Global Road)

Dave Bautista and Jodie Foster star in a scene from the movie "Hotel Artemis." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Global Road Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service The hostelry of the title is, in fact, a secret, strongly secured hospital for criminals in the dystopian Los Angeles of the near future. As the riot-torn city spirals into chaos, a cross-section of underworld types seeks shelter there, under the protection of the clinic’s troubled, eccentric head nurse (Jodie Foster) […]

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New York court again rules Sheen’s remains may be transferred to Peoria

The New York court has granted Joan Sheen Cunningham the right to remove the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured), from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for transfer to St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

The Diocese of Peoria has reacted with “great joy” to a decision by a New York court in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham’s petition to move the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, from New York City to Peoria. “It is the hope that this process will begin immediately,” said a diocesan press […]

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Women’s Choice Center celebrates expansion, honors retiring director

Vicki Tyler, left, retiring executive director of the Women's Choice Center, and Linda Rubey, the new executive director, stand in the newly dedicated Vicki and Todd Tyler Reception Area at an open house on June 3. The center is now located in the former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland facility. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BETTENDORF, Iowa — A new home, new executive director and new opportunities to serve Quad Cities families in the most loving way possible were all celebrated at an open house at the relocated Women’s Choice Center on June 3. The event also offered a way to thank retiring director Vicki Tyler and her husband, Todd, […]

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Corpus Christi processions in diocese unite Catholics around eucharistic Lord

Hundred of Catholics walk down Tonti Street in LaSalle in a Corpus Christi procession June 3 that included prayerful stops at all three Catholic churches in the city. In addition to uniting the parishes, the public demonstration of faith in praise of the Blessed Sacrament also brought together both English and Spanish-speaking Catholics. The LaSalle celebration was one of several processions on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (Provided photo/LaSalle Catholic parishes)

ROCK ISLAND — Jesus desires to bring together people and that happened in parishes around the Diocese of Peoria as processions were held to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi, on June 3. In Rock Island, members of Sacred Heart Parish left church after […]

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