“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” (Warner Bros.)

Animated characters appear in the movie "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Witty animated comedy in which a youthful version of Batman’s sidekick Robin (voice of Scott Menville) and the ensemble of crime fighters (voices of Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong and Hynden Walch) he leads set out to join other superheroes who have had movies made about them. They acquire the […]

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“Mission: Impossible — Fallout” (Paramount)

Tom Cruise stars in a scene from the movie "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." The Catholic News Service classification, A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Engrossing espionage sequel in which Tom Cruise’s by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt and his team (Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg) battle not only the maniacal anarchist (Sean Harris) they tangled with in the last outing but a glamorous criminal mastermind (Vanessa Kirby) in possession of enough plutonium to wipe out […]

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“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” (Universal)

Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep star in a scene from the movie "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service The exuberant kitsch that was the trademark of the Swedish band Abba lives on in this musical romance built around their songs that serves as both a prequel and a sequel to the 2008 adaptation of the Broadway hit “Mamma Mia.” Unfortunately, the sexual morals on display are as tacky as […]

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“Unfriended: Dark Web” (BH Tilt)

This is a scene from the movie "Unfriended: Dark Web." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Blumhouse)

By Catholic News Service This sequel to the 2015 original relies on the cherished formula of a group of well-meaning, yet feckless, young people making earnestly bad decisions, especially those twin time-honored choices, not to involve law enforcement and not to get out of the house when a murderer is running rampant. A young tech whiz […]

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Where do you go to rest in God’s love?

Father Tom Otto

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/July 22 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 There’s a little detail that pops up over and over again in the four Gospels, almost like a golden thread that reappears throughout a beautiful tapestry. What is that little, easily overlooked detail? It is the fact that Our Lord frequently […]

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Fr. Vincent Giacabazi, SJ, will guide Cursillo day of reflection on Aug. 25

Fr. Vincent Giacabazi, SJ

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” is the theme for a day of reflection planned by the Peoria Cursillo community for Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. It will be given by Jesuit Father Vincent Giacabazi, who was raised in Peoria and graduated from Peoria Notre Dame High School in 2000. […]

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Lessons for church in Thailand cave rescue?

The dramatic, improbable, and some would say miraculous rescue of the boys’ soccer team and their coach from flooded caves in Thailand earlier this month will be studied for decades as a model of a diverse group coming together for an urgent, common cause. Lessons that apply far beyond cave rescues abound in areas including […]

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St. Patrick Parish, Dwight, to celebrate 150th anniversary with August events

The present St. Patrick Church in Dwight, built in 1970, will be the site of an anniversary Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

DWIGHT — St. Patrick Parish here will celebrate 150 years of faith with a series of events in early August, highlighted by an anniversary Mass to be offered by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. The festivities begin on Thursday, Aug. 9 — the date that Father Laurence Dunne […]

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All invited to Mass with Bishop Jenky opening charismatic conference July 27

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC (The Catholic Post file photo)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate the opening Mass for the Catholic Charismatic Conference on Friday, July 27, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Everyone is welcome for the rosary at 6 p.m. and the liturgy at 6:30 p.m., whether or not they have registered for the conference. A social with snacks and beverages […]

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Foundations of Faith Community Nursing focus of online course beginning Aug. 20

Peggy Jacques — a Faith Community Nurse — takes the blood pressure of a visitor to Sophia's Kitchen in Peoria in this 2015 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

“Foundation of Faith Community Nursing” will be offered as an online course through OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria on Mondays from Aug. 20 through Nov. 19. Each class will be presented live via Adobe Connect from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with recordings available for those who cannot attend. Faith Community Nursing is […]

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