Sheen beatification in Peoria on Dec. 21 ‘an early Christmas present from the pope’

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS)

With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed Monday’s announcement that Pope Francis has called for the beatification of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in Peoria on Dec. 21, 2019. “It was a surprise, an early Christmas present from the pope, and it is truly a […]

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“Frozen II” (Disney)

Elsa, voice of Idina Menzel, and other animated characters appear in the movie "Frozen II." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service When a queen endowed with the magical power to create ice and snow (voice of Idina Menzel) hears a voice calling her into the wilderness beyond her realm and holding out to her the prospect of discovering the origins of her supernatural gift, she responds by embarking on a quest. She’s […]

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Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified in Peoria on Dec. 21

This is a screenshot from, a website that will offer updated information regarding the Dec. 21 beatification ceremonies for Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Diocese of Peoria issued the following press release on Monday afternoon, Nov. 18. PEORIA, IL: It is with great joy and thanksgiving that the Most Reverend Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois announces that he received notification from the Vatican today that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has […]

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“The Good Liar” (Warner Bros.)

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in a scene from the movie "The Good Liar." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults.(CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Elegant but ultimately dark suspense yarn in which a ruthless con man (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on the fortune of a vulnerable, naive widow (Helen Mirren), skillfully ingratiating himself with her after initially making contact through a dating website. Despite the objections of her worried grandson (Russell Tovey), she gradually […]

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“Ford v Ferrari” (Fox)

Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in a scene from the movie "Ford v. Ferrari." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Twentieth Century Fox)

By Catholic News Service A film that revels in its 1960s gender stereotypes, evoking a “Great Man” age of auto racers in which the men were men and the women glad of it. Director James Mangold, working from a screenplay by brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller, keeps the story stripped down to […]

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“Charlie’s Angels” (Columbia)

Ella Balinska and Kristen Stewart star in a scene from the movie "Charlie's Angels." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service This third film iteration of the iconic 1976-81 television series turns out to be, overall, a charmer, an old-fashioned popcorn movie overstuffed with preposterous action sequences, exotic locales and good humor. A secret organization recruits women from around the world to serve as spies, or “Angels.” When the outfit’s leader (Patrick […]

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The World Mission Rosary: A chance to tour the regions of the world in prayer

By Katie Bogner “When the Rosary is completed, one has circumnavigated the globe and embraced all continents, all people in prayer.” — From “The Catholic Hour,” Feb. 11, 1951 — Fulton Sheen served as National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith (now called the Pontifical Missions Society) from 1950 to 1966. […]

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Archbishop Gomez of L.A. is new president of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS/Bob Roller)

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore. The native of Mexico was chosen Nov. 12 with 176 votes from a slate of 10 nominees. Archbishop Gomez, 67, is the […]

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Pastor’s refusal of Communion to Biden in South Carolina sparks lively discussion

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Oct. 26 at the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. Biden attended morning Mass Oct. 27 at St. Anthony Church in Florence and was refused Communion by the pastor, Father Robert E. Morey, over Biden's support for legal abortion. CNS /Sam Wolfe, Reuters

A month before former Vice President Joe Biden presented himself to receive the Eucharist at a Mass in South Carolina — and was refused by the pastor — the Democratic presidential candidate was the subject of an open letter penned by Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. “As the Presidential race for […]

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How do you give back — as an individual, family or parish — as Christmas nears?

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, can Advent and Christmas be far behind? The Catholic Post has started collecting stories about how you’ll be celebrating this year — particularly, how you’ll be giving back as an individual, family, organization or parish. Do you have a tradition of serving at a food pantry, collecting clothes or food items, […]

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