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Where would we be without the witness of our consecrated women and men?

Father Timothy Hepner

By Father Timothy Hepner Presentation of the Lord / Feb. 2 Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24:7,8,9,10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 “What would become of the world if there were no religious?” asked St. Teresa of Avila. To which I add, “What would become of the Diocese of Peoria if there were no religious?” We would not have […]

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Our polarized society and the mission of The Catholic Post to unite

In this polarizing election year, in these weeks of a presidential impeachment trial being conducted along strict party lines, in these days when our social media feeds and even family dinner talk can turn divisive over a host of topics, we at The Catholic Post open our annual subscription drive called “Delivering Unity.” Our mission […]

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The Catholic Post opens 2020 subscription drive; promises ‘Stories Worth Sharing’

February is Catholic Press Month and the time to renew or begin subscriptions to The Catholic Post. The theme of The Catholic Post's 2020 Delivering Unity Campaign is "Stories Worth Sharing."

Saying “we are blessed in the Diocese of Peoria to have a newspaper that tells stories exceptionally well,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has urged support and readership for The Catholic Post as its 2020 subscription drive begins. “Whether shared on newsprint, online, or via social media, the stories generated by The Catholic Post offer […]

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Kobe Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine people killed Jan. 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. The two Catholics are pictured during a game in Las Vegas July 27, 2020. CNS/Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

By Catholic News Service CALABASAS, Calif. (CNS) — As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his […]

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“The Turning” (Universal)

Mackenzie Davis and Brooklynn Prince star in a scene from the movie "The Turning." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Director Floria Sigismondi’s loose, updated adaptation of Henry James’ classic 1898 novella-length horror story “The Turn of the Screw” provides the occasional jolt on the way to a thoroughly incoherent ending. A newly hired live-in nanny (Mackenzie Davis) at an isolated country mansion presided over by an austere housekeeper (Barbara Marten) […]

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“The Gentlemen” (STX)

Henry Golding, Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam star in a scene from the movie "The Gentleman." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service Darkly sophisticated, but sometimes wildly wayward crime saga from writer-director Guy Ritchie. A British private detective (Hugh Grant) hired by the editor (Eddie Marsan) of a London tabloid to investigate an American-born drug kingpin (smooth Matthew McConaughey) recounts to the gangster’s loyal consigliere (Charlie Hunnam) the complex web of facts he’s […]

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“Parasite” (Neon)

Park So-dam and Choi Woo-shik star in a scene from the movie "Parasite." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Neon)

By Catholic News Service This South Korean feature begins as a sly comedy, then takes a surprising turn that leads on to a bloody, operatic climax laden with grim social commentary about class conflict. After the son (Choi Woo-shik) of an impoverished family uses false pretenses to secure a position tutoring the daughter (Jeong Ji-so) […]

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“Marriage Story” (Netflix)

Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson and Adam Driver star in a scene from the movie "Marriage Story." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Netflix)

By Catholic News Service Engrossing study of the divorce process as an avant-garde New York theater director (Adam Driver) and his actress wife (Scarlett Johansson) split, their initial shared impulse to behave decently toward each other and to shield their young son (Azhy Robertson) being swiftly undermined by the legal system and by the aggressive […]

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Honor this Wapella mother of 19 with your pro-life presence this month

Rozanne Karr of St. Patrick Parish in Wapella, a mother of 19, is pictured in a photo shared by her brother John on a tribute page following her death on Jan. 6 at the age of 96.

There are many somber reasons to take part in this month’s activities marking the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion. Primary among them are honoring the tens of millions of unborn children whose lives ended violently before birth, and praying for the conversion of the hearts of those now considering abortion […]

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Respect Life observances begin; diocesan Mass for the Unborn to be offered Jan. 24

Longtime pro-life advocates Gary and Diane Spurgeon of Epiphany Parish in Normal are shown at March for Life Chicago on Jan. 11. Several events in the Diocese of Peoria this month will witness to the sanctity of human life as the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion approach. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

With walks for life in Pontiac and Chicago last Saturday, respect life advocates in central Illinois have started to witness to the sanctity of human life as the 47th anniversary of Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion approach. In the United States, Jan. 22 is designated as a “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection […]

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