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“Shazam!” (Warner Bros.)

Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi star in a scene from the movie "Shazam." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Endowed by a wizard (Djimon Hounsou) with the ability to transform himself, by dint of the titular exclamation, into a superhero with the body of an adult (Zachary Levi), a 14-year-old foster child (Asher Angel) does battle with a formidable villain (Mark Strong) who wants the lad to surrender his newfound […]

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“The Mustang” (Focus)

Matthias Schoenaerts stars in a scene from the movie "The Mustang." The Catholic News Service classification is A-lll -- adults. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mona Fastvold and Brock Norman Brock, has tailored this drama around a real-life horse-taming program for inmates operated by the Bureau of Land Management. A prisoner (Matthias Schoenaerts) at Northern Nevada Correctional Center learns to soothe both his own demons and the […]

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St. Vincent de Paul food and clothing pantry re-opens at new Bloomington site

Volunteers joined clients outside for prayer before doors opened for the first time April 1 at the new location of the food and clothing pantry operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Trinity Conference in Bloomington. The pantries moved into the former Corpus Christi (Holy Trinity) Junior High School near Holy Trinity Church following a six-month renovation. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BLOOMINGTON — “The communion of saints has got to look an awful lot like this.” So said Deacon Bob Hermes, spiritual adviser to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Holy Trinity Conference, as he looked April 1 at more than 50 volunteers gathered in the main distribution room of the conference’s new food and […]

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Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis speaks during a gathering with young people and members of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2018. On April 2, the pope released a new apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit" ("Christ Lives"), offering his reflections on the synod. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and encourage, Pope Francis wrote in a new apostolic exhortation. “Christus Vivit” (“Christ Lives”), the pope’s reflections on the […]

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