“Hellboy” (Lionsgate)

Sasha Lane, David Harbour and Daniel Dae Kim star in a scene from the movie "Hellboy." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service The demon-fighting title character (David Harbour), who appeared in two films in 2004 and 2008, gets a gritty reboot courtesy of director Neil Marshall and screenwriter Andrew Cosby. In adapting graphic novels by Mike Mignola, they’ve given him a considerable existential crisis, nagging father issues and an arch-nemesis (Milla Jovovich) who […]

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“Little” (Universal)

Issa Rae and Marsai Martin star in a scene from the movie "Little." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service A successful but outrageously rude businesswoman (Regina Hall) learns to be more considerate after a little girl (Marley Taylor) casts a spell that turns her back into a 13-year-old middle schooler (Marsai Martin) and the only person she can share her secret with is her much-put-upon personal assistant (Issa Rae). Wholly […]

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Calling Catholic men: Plenty of reasons to attend Men’s March on April 27

Students from the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University in Normal carry a statue of Jesus near the front of the 2018 men's march through downtown Peoria. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

This one is just for the guys. Pick a reason for joining Bishop Jenky and hundreds of Catholic men from parishes around the Diocese of Peoria for the annual Men’s March and Mass on Saturday morning, April 27: You want to show your support for the Catholic Church and especially its priests after a particularly […]

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St. Mary’s, Kickapoo, makes special guests part of their ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ world

St. Mary School in Kickapoo invites students from Bartonville Grade School and residents from Proctor Home in Peoria to be their guests at dress rehearsal each year. Here, Ariel (Ella Rolig) visits with audience members at a reception after the preview. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

KICKAPOO — To find the students at St. Mary School on March 15, you had to look “Under the Sea” as they presented their dress rehearsal of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for residents from Proctor Home in Peoria and students with special needs from Bartonville Grade School. It was their first time performing the show […]

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Meet the six latest priests from Africa to assist parishes in the Diocese of Peoria

In recent months, the Diocese of Peoria welcomed six more priests from Africa to assist at parishes. They and their nations of origin are, left from top, Father Odilon Kofi Amenyaglo, SMA (Togo), Father Narcisio Bagumisiriza (Uganda), and Father Dagobert Kabendera (Tanzania); right from top, Father Fulgens Rutatekururwa (Tanzania), Father Remigius Bukuru Ntahondi (Tanzania), and Father John Twinomujuni (Uganda/Rwanda).

Six priests from various nations in Africa began service in parishes of the Diocese of Peoria in recent months. Most learned about our diocese through priest friends in their home dioceses or religious communities already serving here. All are grateful for the welcome they have received. “My first months spent in America have been full […]

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Good Friday collection will benefit Christians, shrines in the Holy Land

The dome of the Edicule, the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection, is seen after restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem March 23, 2017. (CNS/Debbie Hill)

Saying “the Christian community in the Holy Land is urgently in need of our help,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has asked for generous donations to a collection to be received during Good Friday liturgies in parishes across the diocese on April 19. “This collection is absolutely vital,” said the bishop in a letter describing […]

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‘Hunger Feast’ at St. Philomena, Peoria, shows food disparity, encourages action

Matthew Baker leads a discussion with those eating rice and beans as members of the group representing underdeveloped nations at the St. Philomena School Hunger Feast in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

When the seventh-graders at St. Philomena School in Peoria recently invited people to join them for dinner, they had three options available: rice and beans, a sack lunch, or a three-course meal of pulled pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and chocolate cake. The guests didn’t get to choose which dinner they would receive, however. […]

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Palm Sunday: We are to give glory and praise to God even as we carry our cross

Father Michael Schaab

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/April 14 (At the procession with palms) Luke 19:28-40 (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 — 23:56 There are two Gospels this Sunday. The first is from Luke and is part of the Procession With Palms. As with all familiar Scripture readings, it is easy to […]

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“The Best of Enemies” (STX)

Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay and Taraji P. Henson star in a scene from the movie "The Best of Enemies." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service Appealing fact-based drama, set in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, in which a no-nonsense civil rights activist (Taraji P. Henson) and the head of the local Ku Klux Klan (Sam Rockwell) are forced to spend time together as leading participants in an arbitration process (steered by Babou Ceesay) deciding the future of […]

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“Pet Sematary” (Paramount)

Jete Laurence stars in a scene from the movie "Pet Sematary." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service After relocating from Boston to rural Maine, a doctor (Jason Clarke), his wife (Amy Seimetz) and their 9-year-old daughter (Jete Laurence) find themselves living near the burial place of the title beyond which lies a second cemetery of a different kind, one from which the dead can emerge revivified. All this […]

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