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The cover for "The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life" by Kendra Tierney.

By Bonnie Engstrom Easter is just around the corner and most of us have a good idea of what we’ll be doing to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Mass, family, ham, rolls, an egg hunt, lots of chocolate. But what about the next day, and week? And how will you celebrate Easter for the […]

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Like the Paris firefighters, she bravely fought to preserve church history

When a majestic, 850-year-old cathedral in the heart of Paris burned on April 15, the people of France and around the globe rightfully reacted with shock, sadness, prayer and resolve. Notre Dame Cathedral is a world historic and spiritual treasure. Across social media, those blessed to have experienced its splendor are posting images and sharing […]

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“Breakthrough” (Fox 2000)

Marcel Ruiz and Chrissy Metz star in a scene from the movie "Breakthrough." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Faith-affirming drama, based on real events, in which a strong-willed mother (Chrissy Metz) refuses to accept that her adoptive son (Marcel Ruiz) is doomed to die after falling through the ice on a frozen lake and her desperate prayers have a startling impact on his seemingly hopeless prognosis. As she keeps […]

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Major blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

Flames and smoke billow from the Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out in Paris April 15, 2019. Officials said the cause was not clear, but that the fire could be linked to renovation work. (CNS /Benoit Tessier, Reuters)

By Catholic News Service PARIS (CNS) — A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire erupted about 6:30 p.m. local time. Authorities said the cause was not certain, but that it could be linked to renovation […]

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“Missing Link” (Annapurna)

Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by Hugh Jackman, and Mr. Lin, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, appear in a scene from the animated movie "Missing Link." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Annapurna Pictures)

By Catholic News Service In this animated comedy-adventure, a spirited send-up of Victorian England, a world-famous investigator of myths and monsters (voice of Hugh Jackman), anxious to qualify for membership in a London club by making a major discovery, travels to America to find Bigfoot (voice of Zach Galifianakis), aka the missing link. He’s tracked […]

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“After” (Aviron)

Josephine Langford and Selma Blair star in a scene from the movie "After." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Aviron)

By Catholic News Service What might have been an effective film interpretation of a somewhat grounded college romance in Anna Todd’s best-selling “new adult” novel sadly turns into a parade of wooden archetypes. Two literate protagonists, she (Josephine Langford) mostly chaste, he (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) brooding and tattooed with a mysterious, somewhat troubled background, serve […]

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Albina Aspell, former Post editor and national Catholic press figure, dies at 92

Albina Aspell is pictured with Mother Teresa when the two met in Jerusalem in 1982. Aspell, a former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died April 11 in Peoria. She was 92. (Photo provided by the Aspell family)

Albina Aspell, former editor and publisher of The Catholic Post and a past president of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, died in Peoria on April 11, 2019, two days after observing her 92nd birthday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, at St. Vincent […]

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Danville Polyclinic offices, providers and staff now part of OSF HealthCare

A view of the lobby at Danville Polyclinic on April 4 as OSF HealthCare welcomed its providers and staff during a private blessing and dedication ceremony. (Provided photo/OSF HealthCare)

DANVILLE — Nearly 100 people witnessed blessing and dedication ceremonies on April 4 to welcome Danville Polyclinic offices, providers and staff as part of OSF HealthCare Ministry. The private ceremonies took place at the physician offices located at 707 N. Logan Ave. The integration was finalized on Sunday, April 7. Patients will continue to see […]

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Fire destroys former administration building of diocese’s Catholic Charities

Firefighters work to put down a blaze that destroyed the former administration building of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria on the agency's West Peoria campus off Heading Avenue on March 30. The building has only been used for storage in recent years. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

WEST PEORIA — A 29-year-old building that originally served as the administrative base for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria was destroyed by fire on March 30. The cause of the early morning blaze at the structure, located at the West Peoria campus of Catholic Charities at 2900 W. Heading Ave., was still being […]

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Quad Cities Catholic physician believes Jesus died from excessive blood loss

Jesus is depicted on the cross in this crucifix from St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peoria Heights, Illinois. Dr. Timothy Millea, an orthopedic surgeon from Bettendorf, Iowa, believes that Jesus likely died from an excessive loss of blood. (The Catholic Post file/Jennifer Willems)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Jesus likely died from excessive blood loss, a local Catholic physician said April 4 during a talk that examined the 18 hours of Christ’s passion and crucifixion from a medical perspective. “Christ emptied himself,” said Dr. Timothy Millea, an orthopedic surgeon who is president of the local guild of the Catholic Medical […]

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