Prayers for the dead ‘a beautiful work of mercy,’ says pastor at Macomb PDCCW day

Father Adam Stimpson, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Macomb, addresses those attending a Day of Remembrance sponsored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at his parish on Nov. 2, the Commemoriation of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

MACOMB — As a priest for 10 years, Father Adam Stimpson has attended to many people as they were dying and comforted family and friends — including his own on occasion. He has found over and over again how the prayers and rituals of the church have brought peace and something more, he told those […]

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“Midway” (Lionsgate)

Keean Johnson and Ed Skrein star in a scene from the movie "Midway." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Vivid fact-based epic recounting the period from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, to the Navy’s decisive victory in the battle of the title in June 1942, a triumph that turned the tide in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The ensemble drama follows, among […]

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Artist’s gift to Franciscan Sisters still giving as ornaments enter 25th year

The 2019 Rolan Johnson ornament being sold by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception is based on the 1985 Christmas card created by the Peoria artist and printer. The title of the collectible ornament is "There Is a Peace." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WEST PEORIA — For many years, Rolan Johnson’s elaborate, colorful Christmas cards reminded people what the season was really all about. While the Peoria artist and printer is gone, the tradition lives on in collectible ornaments based on his artwork and sold to benefit the retirement fund of the Sisters of St. Francis of the […]

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Deacon Francis Eaton dies at 95; funeral is Wednesday at St. Thomas, Peoria Heights

Deacon Frank Eaton

PEORIA HEIGHTS — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church here for Deacon Francis Leander Eaton, a permanent deacon who served the parish for 11 years prior to reaching senior status in 2008. Deacon Eaton died at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, […]

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“Terminator: Dark Fate” (Paramount)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton star in a scene from the movie "Terminator: Dark Fate." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service There’s a feminist cast to this average sci-fi action picture, intended as a continuation of the first two films in the franchise that began in 1984. The target (Lina Hamilton) of the original time-traveling Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) unites with an enhanced human from the future (Mackenzie Davis) to protect a young […]

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“Arctic Dogs” (AMBI Group)

Animated characters Magda, voiced by Anjelica Huston, Leopold, voiced by Omar Sy, PB, voiced by Alec Baldwin, Bertha and Jade, voiced by Heidi Klum, and Lemmy, voiced by James Franco, appear in the movie "Arctic Dogs." The Catholic News Service Classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures)

By Catholic News Service This animated feature, directed and co-written by Aaron Woodley, follows the exploits of a fox (voice of Jeremy Renner) who dreams of joining the top dogs (voices of Michael Madsen, Laurie Holden and Donny Falsetti) who work for his home town’s delivery service. Achieving his ambition, he crosses paths with a […]

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Knox County Right to Life will sponsor showing of ‘Unplanned’ on Nov. 10

Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson, is pictured in a scene from the movie "Unplanned," the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her decision to join the pro-life movement. The film will be shown Nov. 10 in Galesburg. (CNS/

GALESBURG — As 40 Days for Life comes to an end in Galesburg, Knox County Right to Life is sponsoring a showing of “Unplanned” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. It will be hosted by Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N. Academy St. “Unplanned” is the story of how Abby Johnson went from being the […]

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Pioneering Sister M. Cornelia Blasko, DSF, dies; funeral is planned for Nov. 2

Sister M. Cornelia Blasko, DSF

LACON — A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Sister M. Cornelia Blasko, DSF, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the convent of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, 507 N. Prairie St. It will begin at 10 a.m. and be celebrated by Bishop Edward Rice of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri. […]

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‘Post’ releases 2019 All Souls Day memorial video featuring reader submitted photos

The Catholic Post's 2019 memorial video for All Souls Day includes 37 photos submitted by readers of loved ones who died within the past year. Providing musical background is the song "Dear God," written and sung by Catholic Post columnist Paul Thomas Moore.

Thirty-seven reader submitted photos of recently deceased loved ones from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are featured in a memorial video produced by The Catholic Post to assist in the observance of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) on Nov. 2. Providing musical background to this year’s video is the song […]

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