“Queen & Slim” (Universal)

Bokeem Woodbine and Indya Moore star in a scene from the movie "Queen & Slim." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Volatile drama examining the alienation between the police and the African American community. Driving home from a first date, a couple of new acquaintances (Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith) are stopped and harassed by a white officer (Sturgill Simpson). As the situation escalates, the cop wounds the young woman and is, […]

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“Knives Out” (Lionsgate)

Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Noah Segan and LaKeith Stanfield star in a scene from the movie "Knives Out." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Splendid comic whodunit in which a shrewd Southern detective (Daniel Craig) is hired by an anonymous client to investigate the death of a famous and wealthy crime novelist (Christopher Plummer). Though the police lieutenant (LaKeith Stanfield) and trooper (Noah Segan) assigned to the case insist it was suicide, the sleuth seeks […]

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Twenty-two parishes in diocese, PDCCW are taking part in the Box of Joy program

Helping Nympha White of Grand Ridge pack Boxes of Joy into shipping containers are Laurel Stein of St. Mark Parish in Peoria and her daughters (from left) Anna, Clare, Elizabeth and Maggie. This is the second year the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women collected boxes at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria to ship to Cross Catholic Outreach. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bringing joy to children who might not have any presents to open at Christmas has caught on in a big way across the Diocese of Peoria. This year 22 parishes participated in the Box of Joy program sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach, making it possible for 1,070 children who live in poverty to celebrate Christmas. […]

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Advent-related events, reflections are being offered around the Peoria Diocese

The first candle of the Advent wreath is seen lit. Advent begins on Nov. 28. (CNS/Katie Rutter)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a list of Advent-related activities in the Diocese of Peoria made known to The Catholic Post. — Life is Sweet hosting ‘Happy Holi-daze’ Dec. 2 CHAMPAIGN — National newspaper columnist Lori Borgman will present “Happy Holi-daze” on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. […]

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Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George are celebrating 150th jubilee year

Members of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George serving in the Diocese of Peoria are pictured at a gathering earlier this year at St. Catherine Convent on Wagner Lane in Peoria. The community also has convents in Champaign and Rock Island in the Diocese of Peoria. (Provided photo)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following account was submitted by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, a community that has had a presence in the Diocese of Peoria since 1991 and currently has 15 members serving here. — The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George would like to announce the […]

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New site for Milan Christian Food Pantry ‘a gift from God,’ generosity of others

The Milan Christian Food Pantry will move to this new location at 225 E. 1st St. in early 2020. Donated by longtime Milan attorney Ken Collinson, the building's interior has been extensively remodeled and the exterior will soon receive new siding. (Provided photo)

MILAN — “A wonderful gift from God.” That’s how Alice Dobbeleare describes the soon-to-be new location for the Milan Christian Food Pantry. For five years the pantry — a joint venture of five area churches, including St. Ambrose Parish in Milan and St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia — has operated out of rented space at 128 […]

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“21 Bridges” (STX)

Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller star in a scene from the movie "21 Bridges." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service Harshly violent crime drama that never explores the many themes it hints at raising. After a major drug theft ends with the grisly deaths of eight police officers, a detective (Chadwick Boseman) who has, for years, tried to avenge the demise of his father in the line of duty, is among […]

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Join the Advent Lectio Divina Challenge: 15 minutes a day in God’s Word for 30 days

Father Timothy Hepner invites an "army of pray-ers" to join him in meditating on Scriptures for 15 minutes a day in the Diocese of Peoria Advent Lectio Divina Challenge. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

By Father Timothy Hepner Lots of people talk to God. But how often does he speak back? How many of us, like Mary, actually believe in a God made flesh who is intimately involved in our lives, rather than just “the man upstairs”? How many of us dialogue with Him each day, sharing our hearts […]

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In God’s beloved Son, we are given a ‘better and more satisfying kingdom’

Shawn Reeves

By Shawn Reeves Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Nov. 24 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2,3-4,4-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 In a time and place forged by the egalitarian ideals of our nation’s founders, it can be hard to see why we should celebrate Christ as King. At the same time, many modern […]

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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Sony)

Tom Hanks stars in a scene from the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Assigned, much against his will, to profile public television children’s show host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), a troubled, cynical reporter (Matthew Rhys) finds his life transformed by the friendship into which his gentle, wise and unflappable new acquaintance gradually draws him, a bond that affects both his fraught relationship with his […]

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