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Impact of ultrasound is topic of pro-life song by ‘Post’ columnist Paul Moore

A screen grab from "What I Saw," the new song and video by Paul Thomas Moore.

Paul Thomas Moore, new columnist for The Catholic Post and a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Germantown Hills, has released a music video of an original song “to emphasize the humanity of the unborn, as revealed through the miracle of ultrasound.” Called “What I Saw,” it is a song story about a […]

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Rock Island deputy, parishes team up to help homeless with Catholic Care Packs

Father Anthony Co, pastor, blesses the first Catholic Care Packs during a recent Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island. The new ministry to assist the homeless has drawn an enthusiastic response from people throughout the community. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — If anyone is able to see the big picture when it comes to homelessness, it may be Tim Ott, a deputy in the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office. It’s hard not to see it as he drives throughout the community or visits with the inmates as he works court security. “When inmates […]

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“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” (Fox)

Animated characters Vegeta and Goku appear in the movie "Dragon Ball Super: Broly." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Funimation)

By Catholic News Service This Japanese anime film is strictly for fans of its fantasy franchise, which has spawned 19 previous movies and countless video games. In a distant corner of the galaxy, a master race produces two potential leaders, one (voice of Sean Schemmel) grows up to be good, the other (voice of Vic […]

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“Serenity” (Aviron)

Matthew McConaughey, Jason Clarke and Djimon Hounsou star in a scene from the movie "Serenity." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Aviron Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Romantic thriller in which an emotionally scarred Iraq War vet (Matthew McConaughey) working as a fishing boat captain on a tropical island finds his isolated lifestyle interrupted when his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) unexpectedly appears and offers to pay him millions to dispose of her alcoholic and abusive second spouse (Jason Clarke) […]

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Canon John J. Flattery, former Air Force chaplain, pastor, historian dies at 88

Canon John J. Flattery

DANVILLE — A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Family Church here for Canon John Joseph Flattery, a Danville native who served as a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force for nearly three decades and later was pastor of Holy Family Parish as well as St. Matthew […]

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“Mary Queen of Scots” (Focus)

Ismael Cruz Cordova, Maria Dragus, Izuka Hoyle, and Saoirse Ronan star in a scene from the movie "Mary Queen of Scots." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Highly spiced historical drama follows the doomed monarch of the title (Saoirse Ronan) from her return to Scotland from France after the death of her husband, King Francis II, through her exile to England where her claim to the throne made her an unacceptable rival to Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). […]

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“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna)

KiKi Layne and Colman Domingo star in a scene from the movie "If Beale Street Could Talk." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Annapurna)

By Catholic News Service Faithful, evocative and reverent adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel about a struggling young African-American couple (KiKi Layne and Stephan James), with many of the attendant weaknesses such careful film realizations can bring with them. Much of the dialogue, scripted by director Barry Jenkins, is wooden and stilted, and it’s a […]

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After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

Students from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., stands in front of Native American Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips Jan. 18 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in this still image from video. An exchange between the students and Phillips Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior were stepped back as more details of the entire situation emerged. (CNS photo/Kaya Taitano, social media via Reuters)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation […]

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Diocese’s ‘distinguished’ educators of year surprised, humbled by recognition

Receiving recognition from the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools for 2018-2019 are, from left: Msgr. Brian Brownsey, pastor of St. Mark Parish in Peoria, Distinguished School Pastor of the Year; Eileen Lohr, longtime kindergarten teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School, Peoria, Distinguished Teacher of the Year; and Randy Simmons, principal of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Distinguished Principal of the Year.

“Distinguished” isn’t a title that sits easily with the pastor, principal and teacher being honored by the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools. In fact, each admitted to being surprised by the honor, which was announced in late December. “I’m humbled by it,” said Randy Simmons, who was named Distinguished Principal of the Year. He leads […]

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For Distinguished Teacher of the Year Eileen Lohr, ‘it’s a job, but it’s fun’

Surrounded by her kindergarten class at St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria, Eileen Lohr said the key to working with them is helping them believe they can do anything, in small steps. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

When Eileen Lohr was first approached to teach kindergarten at St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria, she was inclined to decline. “I had never taught kindergarten,” she told The Post. “I did a lot of volunteering and summer camps, but not kindergarten. I didn’t know if I could do it.” That was 21 years […]

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