Pope Francis to convene world meeting on abuse prevention with bishops’ leaders

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 12. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome Feb. 21-24 to discuss the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. The Vatican made the announcement Sept. 12 after the pope and members of his international […]

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“God Bless the Broken Road” (Freestyle)

Andrew Walker and Lindsay Pulsipher star in a scene from the movie "God Bless the Broken Road." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS photo/10 West Studios)

By Catholic News Service Evangelical drama in which an Afghan War widow (Lindsay Pulsipher) and her young daughter (Makenzie Moss) both benefit from the upbeat presence in their lives of a racecar driver (Andrew W. Walker). As Mom struggles to regain her faith and pay the bills, the speedster grapples with his inability to slow […]

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“Peppermint” (STX)

Jennifer Garner and Jeff Harlan star in a scene from the movie "Peppermint." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/STX)

By Catholic News Service Jennifer Garner goes on the rampage in this gory, over-the-top revenge fantasy, directed by Pierre Morel. Garner plays a mild-mannered Los Angeles housewife whose mechanic husband (Jeff Hephner) flirts with, but backs out of, a scheme to rob a local drug kingpin (Juan Pablo Raba) only to have the gangster order […]

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“The Nun” (Warner Bros.)

Taissa Farmiga stars in a scene from the movie "The Nun." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Made with a big budget, this fifth film in “The Conjuring” franchise pulls out all the stops in an attempt to rank as the “That’s Entertainment!” of Catholic-themed horror films. But a surfeit of questionable elements, including the tasteless treatment of a relic deserving the deepest possible reverence, makes this inappropriate […]

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“Searching” (Screen Gems)

Debra Messing and John Cho, center right, star in a scene from the movie "Searching." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Gripping thriller in which a doting widowed father (John Cho) discovers he knows less about his teen daughter’s (Michelle La) life than he thought after she mysteriously disappears, and he has to aid the detective on the case (Debra Messing) by investigating the high schooler’s online social interaction for clues about […]

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‘How to be married, stay engaged’ is topic of date night talk for couples Sept. 29

Dr. Jim Healy

All married couples are invited to a date night with dinner and a marriage enrichment presentation hosted by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Dr. Jim Healy, director of the Center for Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet, […]

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‘Go Forth with Christ’ is the theme of charismatic renewal fall retreat Sept. 15

Father Timothy Hepner

Father Timothy Hepner will be the speaker for the annual fall retreat planned for Saturday, Sept. 15, by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Peoria. “Be Still, Be Filled, and Go Forth with Christ” will be held at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. Registration opens at 8 a.m. […]

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