“What Men Want” (Paramount)

Taraji P. Henson stars in a scene from the movie "What Men Want." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Workplace comedy based on 2000’s “What Women Want” examines female empowerment and the constant mutual misunderstandings that beset the sexes. Taraji P. Henson plays a high-powered, foul-mouthed sports agent whose career stalls because she fails to connect well with men. A magic potion gives her the ability to read male minds […]

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“Cold Pursuit” (Summit)

Tom Bateman and Liam Neeson star in a scene from the movie "Cold Pursuit." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive.(CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service A grieving father (Liam Neeson) embarks on a murderous rampage to avenge the death of his son (Micheal Richardson) in this bloodthirsty crime thriller, directed by Hans Petter Moland. As the father wades into the seedy underbelly of the town and disposes of accomplices, he inches closer to the drug kingpin (Tom […]

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“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” (Warner Bros.)

Animated characters Lucy, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, and Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt, appear in "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Everything is (still) awesome in this spirited and amusing animated sequel to 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” directed by Mike Mitchell. A mild-mannered construction worker (voice of Chris Pratt) is called again to save the day when the queen (voice of Tiffany Haddish) of a far-off galaxy kidnaps his lady love (voice […]

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St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, wins IESA Class 7-2A state basketball championship

The state champion Peoria St. Vincent de Paul Vikings hoist the IESA Class 7-2A trophy to cap a 28-1 season. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Hard work on the court and generous service off it are part of the team chemistry that resulted in a state championship for the seventh grade boys’ basketball team of St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria on Feb. 7. The Vikings used a 12-4 third quarter spurt to overcome a one-point halftime deficit and […]

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Sr. Sara Kowal, SCTJM, named to succeed Randy Simmons at Peoria Notre Dame

Randy Simmons is pictured on Feb. 1 with Father Kyle Lucas, chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame, and Sister Sara Kowal, SCTJM. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Catholic Schools Week came to an end at Peoria Notre Dame High School with a new beginning as Sister Sara Kowal, SCTJM, was welcomed as the new principal. The applause was led by Randy Simmons, the principal at the college preparatory school for the last six years, who will be retiring at the end of […]

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Applications for tax credit scholarships underway; how one family is benefiting

Dr. Noreen Dillon, principal of St. Mark School in Peoria, confers with Cachet Rodriguez, who is starting the application process for tax credit scholarships for St. Mark families who weren't able to come or didn't have access to the internet when the Empower Illinois portal went live on Jan. 15. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Many parents who send their children to Catholic schools have made sacrifices so that could happen. Cachét Rodriguez of Peoria is one of them. “Seeing what Catholic education is doing for my children as a whole, making them grow spiritually and as just good human beings, it’s very important for me to continue that tradition,” […]

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Illinois bishops advise against legalization of marijuana in state

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed in California in this file photo. (CNS/Reuters)

The ordinaries of the five Catholic dioceses and one archdiocese in Illinois on Feb. 5 issued a statement urging state lawmakers to vote “no” on legislation being considered that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. The statement, provided by the Catholic Conference of Illinois, is as follows: — Legislation that would legalize marijuana for recreational use […]

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“Miss Bala” (Columbia)

Ricardo Abarca, Jorge Millan, Miguel Plata, Erick Delgadillo, Ismael Cruz and Gina Rodriguez star in a scene from the movie "Miss Bala." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service While visiting her best friend (Cristina Rodlo) in Mexico, a Los Angeles makeup artist (Gina Rodriguez) is abducted by the leader (Ismael Cruz Cordova) of a drug cartel and finds herself caught between the gangster and a DEA agent (Matt Lauria) with both intent on blackmailing her into cooperating with them. […]

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