“On the Basis of Sex” (Focus)

Armie Hammer and Felicity Jones star in a scene from the movie "On the Basis of Sex." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Focus)

By Catholic News Service This legal drama proves that even though a tax case may be destined to serve as a landmark for equal treatment under the law — as well as a breakthrough for future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) — in the absence of compelling dialogue or performances, it’s nearly […]

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Msgr. Thomas Badovsky, 83, dies in his native Slovakia; served here 42 years

Msgr. Thomas Badovsky

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Jan. 7 at St. Nicholas Church in Lendak, Slovakia, for Msgr. Thomas Badovsky, 83, a senior priest who had recently returned to his homeland after serving and residing in the Diocese of Peoria for more than four decades. Msgr. Badovsky died on Jan. 4, 2019, in Lendak. He […]

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House blessing for Epiphany remains beloved tradition of Christmas Season

Katie Bogner of Chillicothe developed this home blessing kit for the Solemnity of the Epiphany when she was teaching at St. Joseph School in Pekin. She said it is one of the most popular lessons she has developed. (Provided photo)

No one could call the stable in Bethlehem a home, but the Holy Family made it a warm and welcoming place for shepherds and magi alike to encounter Jesus. It has become a tradition to bless homes on Epiphany as a way to remember that our homes are also places where people will encounter Christ, […]

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“Escape Room” (Columbia)

Jay Ellis, Taylor Russell, Nick Dodani, Deborah Ann Woll and Logan Miller star in a scene from "Escape Room." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Routine thriller in which, lured by a $10,000 reward, a seemingly random group of people (most prominently troubled slacker Logan Miller and shy college student Taylor Russell) participate in what purports to be an immersive game but turns out to be a deadly struggle for survival. Though the victims of the […]

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‘Fear of the Lord’ — 17th Festival Letter of the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

AN INTRODUCTION: To the Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Peoria: My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “Fear of the Lord” may seem to be a somewhat unusual topic for a “Festival Letter,” but I have my reasons. It seems to me that reverence and awe before Almighty God is necessary for […]

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In new Festival Letter, Bishop Jenky calls believers to a necessary ‘Fear of the Lord’

A holy fear of the Lord is necessary for all Christian believers, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, repeatedly emphasizes in a new teaching document published in the Jan. 6 issue of The Catholic Post. “It seems to me that reverence and awe before Almighty God is necessary for all of us, especially in these godless, […]

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Bishops invite all to participate in ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign Jan. 14-22

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22. Sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro Life Activities, the “9 Days” observance leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Jan. […]

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Mass with Bishop Jenky on Jan. 25 among Respect Life activities planned in January

A group from the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University in Normal sings as they process up Dearborn Avenue with thousands of other participants in last year's March for Life Chicago. The Diocese of Peoria is sponsoring a bus to this year's event on Jan. 13. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

Respect life advocates from around the Diocese of Peoria are planning to pray together and march locally, regionally and nationally as the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy approach. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is inviting all clergy, religious and faithful to join him at St. […]

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Two parishes and Seton Catholic School in Moline launch joint capital campaign

The logo for the joint capital campaign in Moline that enters its public phase on the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

MOLINE — Together is better for three Catholic institutions here that are uniting on a $5 million capital campaign that enters its public phase Jan. 12-13 after nearly a year of study and preparation. Christ the King Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and Seton Catholic School — all of Moline — are collaborating in the “Today […]

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How far will we journey to give our hearts and lives to God this year?

Father Dominic Garramone, OSB

By Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord/Jan. 6 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Since the 19th century, there has been scholarly debate as to the historical basis of the story of the Magi. Some scholars study the astronomical aspect of the story, trying to determine what the star […]

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