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Heading Avenue Franciscans welcome Sister Subha Clare as new novice

Sister Subha Clare

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Heading Avenue Franciscans, welcomed Subha Ramesh as a novice during a prayer service on Nov. 10. She is now known as Sister Subha Clare. Born in Chennai, India, Sister Subha Clare immigrated with her family to the United States, when she was […]

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Tell ‘Post’ if you are planning to go to World Youth Day in Panama in January

A logo depicting symbols for Mary, Panama and the Panama Canal was selected as the winning design to promote World Youth Day 2019. The design by Amber Calvo, 20, a Panamanian student studying architecture, was chosen from 103 entries submitted for the event that will take place Jan. 22-27, 2019. (CNS photo/courtesy World Youth Day USA)

The Catholic Post would like to know of any groups or individuals from the Diocese of Peoria who plan to attend the 16th World Youth Day in Panama on Jan. 22-27. Panama will be the first Central American nation to host the massive Catholic gathering, which will include a music festival, dozens of seminars for […]

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Advent celebrations planned across the diocese include prayer, song, retreats

An Advent wreath is depicted in a stained-glass window. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Following are Advent observances made known to The Catholic Post in recent days. More will be posted here as they become available. Vesper prayer services offered at Sacred Heart, Moline MOLINE — Quiet evenings of prayer and song continue on the Second and Third Sundays of Advent, Dec. 9 and 16, at Sacred Heart Church, […]

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When we put our trust in Jesus, we belong to the truth

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Nov. 25 Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93:1,1-2,5;┬áRevelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37 This Sunday celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, marking the end of the liturgical year and the second coming of the Lord. Eschatology names the study of the […]

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Spreading the good news about benefits of state’s tax credit scholarship program

Dr. Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, gives an overview of the Invest in Kids Act during a workshop for Catholic school leaders on Nov. 15 at Peoria Notre Dame High School. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Committed to making the second year of the tax credit scholarship program better than the first year, leaders from Empower Illinois recently worked with Catholic school principals, pastors and teams from around the Diocese of Peoria to deepen their understanding of the Invest in Kids Act and help them brainstorm ways to spread the word […]

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“Green Book” (Universal)

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in a scene from the movie "Green Book." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal Studios)

By Catholic News Service High-minded saga of race relations in 1962 is hobbled by sentimentality and doesn’t so much lean into stereotypes as take flying, cringe-worthy leaps. It’s based on a real concert tour through the Midwest and South taken by African-American pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) in the company of Anthony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga […]

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“Widows” (Fox)

Carrie Coon and Ann Mitchell star in a scene from the movie "Widows." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service The ends justify the means in this well-crafted but gritty heist drama from director and co-writer Steve McQueen. After her career criminal husband (Liam Neeson) is killed while robbing money from a corrupt politician (Brian Tyree Henry), a union official (Viola Davis) is threatened with death unless she repays the stolen […]

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (Warner Bros.)

Johnny Depp stars in a scene from the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Sharper sequel to the 2016 original, once again set in the 1920s, finds the shy, critter-collecting main character of that film (Eddie Redmayne) caught up in a multisided struggle among powerful forces within the world of wizardry created by screenwriter J.K. Rowling. As the villain of the title (Johnny Depp) schemes […]

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“Instant Family” (Paramount)

Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg star in a scene from the movie "Instant Family." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service After taking in three siblings (Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz and Julianna Gamiz) from foster care, a good-hearted couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) faces a series of challenges that disrupt their previously placid lifestyle and leave them wondering if they can cope with the commitment they’ve made. Drawing on his own […]

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“Beautiful Boy” (Amazon)

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell star in a scene from the movie "Beautiful Boy." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service The sheer randomness of drug addiction — in this case, to crystal meth — and the ensuing raw family pain are covered effectively, although succinctly, in this adaptation of two memoirs by journalist David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his oldest son, Nic (Timothee Chalamet). There are no solutions offered in this […]

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