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‘The Dynamic Deacon’ to lead mission June 10-16 at parish in Rapids City

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

RAPIDS CITY — Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, “The Dynamic Deacon,” will give a weeklong parish mission in June at St. John the Baptist Church, 1416 Third Ave. All of the weekday sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and include the following topics: Monday, June 10: “Covenant Relationship and the Theology of the Body,” Tuesday, June 11: […]

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Through Holy Spirit, we can do what God wills and experience the peace of Christ

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 26 Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,5,6,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 A popular Gravy Train television commercial from 1960 featured a dozen ducklings waddling their way into the food dish of a very benevolent Great Dane. One of the ducklings worries about aggravating the dog. Others respond, “Dog, what dog? I […]

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“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” (Lionsgate)

Keanu Reeves stars in a scene from the movie "John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Slick but nasty action picture in which the assassin of the title (Keanu Reeves), cut off from the worldwide criminal enterprise he previously served and with a sizable bounty on his head, battles hordes of opponents (most prominently Mark Dacascos). Among the few willing to help him are a fellow Belarus-born […]

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“A Dog’s Journey” (Universal)

Bailey as Buddy, a Great Pyrenees Bernese mountain dog, voiced by Josh Gad, and Dennis Quaid appear in the movie "A Dog's Journey." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service This sequel to 2017’s “A Dog’s Purpose” once again follows a beloved pet (voiced by Josh Gad) through a number of lives as he bonds with the granddaughter of the man (Dennis Quaid) who in youth rescued and adopted him. As she journeys through childhood (Emma Volk, Abby Rider Fortson) and […]

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“The Sun Is Also a Star” (Warner Bros.)

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in a scene from the movie "The Sun Is Also a Star." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner/Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Uneven adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s best-selling novel for young adults chronicles a day in the lives of a pragmatic would-be astronomer (Yara Shahidi) struggling to keep her Jamaican family from being deported from New York and a Korean-American true believer in romance (Charles Melton) whose parents are forcing him to become […]

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Catholic faith helped Tim Conway weather ups, downs of entertainment life

Actor Tim Conway poses with actress Carol Burnett Nov. 6, 2002, at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 15th annual Hall of Fame ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. Conway, a Catholic, who won four Emmy Awards on the "Carol Burnett Show," died May 14, 2019, at age 85. (CNS/Fred Prouser, Reuters)

By Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor. Others remember him from his four-year stint on the sitcom […]

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United in prayer, grief, Peoria Notre Dame honors generosity of Coach Sean Gillen

Peoria Notre Dame alumnus and coach Sean Gillen went into cardiac arrest on May 6 and died this weekend. He made it possible for others to live by donating his organs through Gift of Hope. (Photo/Peoria Notre Athletics)

In life, Sean Gillen was joyful, determined and generous, and that didn’t stop after his death on May 11. The Peoria Notre Dame graduate and assistant coach made the decision to help others by being an organ donor. On Saturday afternoon, a purple flag bearing the logo of Gift of Hope was raised in his […]

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“Poms” (STX)

Rhea Perlman, Pam Grier, Diane Keaton, and Jacki Weaver appear in the movie "Poms." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service Well-meaning but feeble comedy in which a retired teacher (Diane Keaton) suffering from ovarian cancer relocates to a community for senior citizens and, together with her new next-door neighbor (Jacki Weaver), organizes a cheerleading club (Rhea Perlman and Pam Grier play its most prominent members). As the squad struggles to overcome […]

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School parents invited to Springfield as part of ‘Save My Scholarship’ campaign

Paying a visit to Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) on May 7 as part of the Save My Scholarship campaign are (from left) Bobby Sylvester, Empower Illinois' regional director working with Catholic schools in the Diocese of Peoria, and Dr. Noreen Dillon, principal, and Maria Carroll, parent, both of St. Mark School in Peoria. They are wearing the blue t-shirts with the logo for the campaign, which seeks to emphasize the importance of tax credit scholarships for nonpublic school families and the need to retain the program. (Provided photo)

Some things are so important that it takes more than a line item on a budget to understand their worth. Tuition tax credit scholarships for students in nonpublic schools are one of those things. As Gov. J.B. Pritzker prepares his first state budget, concern is growing that this program will be endangered due to a […]

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