20th anniversary of local Santo Niño devotion set July 21 at St. Joseph, Peoria

The image of the infant Jesus revered as the Santo Niño de Cebu is carried in procession at St. Joseph Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo)

The Filipino-American community in central Illinois will gather on Saturday, July 21, at St. Joseph Church in Peoria to mark the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of the image of Santo Niño de Cebu there. The festivities will begin with a Mass at 5:30 p.m. celebrated by Father Alexander Millar, parochial vicar of the parishes […]

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Logan County Catholic Community Food Pantry now serving at new, larger site

Beth Fleshman, a volunteer at the Logan County Catholic Community Food Pantry in Lincoln, assists a guest with her selections at the pantry’s new location on June 27. The outreach serves more than 1,600 people annually and is supported by the county’s four Catholic parishes. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

LINCOLN — “Wow, this place is huge,” said the first guest to walk through the door of the newly built and blessed Logan County Catholic Community Food Pantry on June 27. She would find, as do the dozens of others who are assisted with their families’ food needs here every Wednesday, that the new facility’s […]

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“The First Purge” (Universal)

This is a scene from the movie "The First Purge." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service A love of violence for its own sake, a profoundly dishonest attempt to disguise itself as a political allegory and reverse racism characterize this despicable bit of slaughter porn. In presenting the origin story of its wretched franchise, this fourth film in the series, set on Staten Island, focuses on the […]

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Bishops’ delegation ends border visit, calls reunification of children urgent

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, Pa., talks to an immigrant woman, recently released from U.S. custody, July 1, at a Catholic Charities-run respite center in McAllen, Texas. A delegation of U.S. bishops has traveled to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, to learn more about the detention of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service SAN JUAN, Texas (CNS) — In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children […]

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