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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (Columbia)

Numan Acar, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a scene from the movie "Spider-Man: Far From Home." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service True to its title, this snappy follow-up to 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” finds the eponymous superhero (Tom Holland) traveling across Europe on a summer trip organized for the students of his alter ego Peter Parker’s high school. He wants to spend the journey courting the classmate with whom he’s smitten (Zendaya). But […]

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“He is home” — Archbishop Sheen’s remains transferred to Peoria, cause reopened

The casket bearing the remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen rests within the new marble tomb prepared for him in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception on June 27. Archbishop Sheen was ordained in the cathedral in 1919 and consecrated himself to the Blessed Mother there. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As a small group of witnesses silently looked on, the mortal remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria late in the afternoon of June 27, completing a transfer from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York that began early that morning. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, of Peoria […]

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Remains of Venerable Archbishop Sheen transferred; beatification cause resumes

The Diocese of Peoria has announced that, early this morning (June 27), the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen were disinterred from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and are being transferred to St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. Special weekend hours have been established at St. Mary's for the public to visit the new tomb of Archbishop Sheen. (Sheen image from the cover of his book, "Your Life is Worth Living: the Christian Philosophy of Life.")

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following press release was issued this morning (June 27, 2019) by the Diocese of Peoria. Most Rev. Daniel Jenky, Bishop of Peoria, is happy to announce that the remains of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen have been transferred from St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, […]

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“Annabelle Comes Home” (Warner Bros.)

Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife and McKenna Grace star in a scene from the movie "Annabelle Comes Home." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Lame third installment in the saga of the titular devilish dolly, set in the early 1970s, opens with her being safely locked away in the home of real-life do-it-yourself demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren. But when the couple travel out of town a year later, leaving their […]

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U.S. bishops join pope reacting to photos of drowned migrant father, child

The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, are seen June 24 after they drowned in the Rio Grande in Matamoro, Mexico, while trying to reach the United States. (CNS/Reuters)

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the U.S. border with Mexico. “This image cries to heaven for justice. This image silences politics. Who can look on this picture and […]

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“Yesterday” (Universal)

Himesh Patel stars in a scene from the movie "Yesterday." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service A British-Indian shelf stocker (Himesh Patel) whose side career as a musician and singer is going nowhere finds his life transformed when a brief but global blackout somehow retroactively removes the Beatles from history and from everyone’s memory except his. That leaves him free to become the world’s most famous performer […]

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Priests marking milestone anniversaries are thanked, thankful at Jubilarian Mass

In his homily, Msgr. Dale Wellman, a senior priest of the diocese, said his 55 years of ministry have made for a "happy, long life" and that he has "lived and loved being in the service of God's people." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

When Jesus talked to the disciples about offering his flesh and blood for the life of the world, they found it hard to accept and some walked away. But Simon Peter remained and said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Msgr. Dale Wellman has found truth in those […]

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“Toy Story 4” (Disney)

Animated characters Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, and Bo, voiced by Annie Potts, appear in the movie "Toy Story 4." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Delightful addition to the animated franchise in which the cowboy leader (voice of Tom Hanks) of the familiar gang of toys who come to life when humans aren’t looking becomes the mentor of a homemade doll (voice of Tony Hale) his kid owner (voice of Madeleine McGraw) fashioned primarily out of […]

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“Anna” (Summit)

Sasha Luss stars in a scene from the movie "Anna." 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 This stylish, seat-of-your-pants thriller, written and directed by Luc Besson, reinvigorates the spy drama with more twists and turns than a roller coaster. In 1985 Russia, a young woman (Sasha Luss) is recruited by a KGB. agent (Luke Evans) to join the ranks under the tutelage of a crusty former spy […]

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