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Judy Mueller from Manito joins Bishop’s Commission on Women in Church, Society

Judy Mueller of Immaculate Conception Parish in Manito, center, is flanked by Kimberly Lange, chairperson, and Father David Whiteside, chairperson, of the Bishop's Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society has welcomed a new member, Judy Mueller of Immaculate Conception Parish in Manito. She received her binder and pin of Our Lady of Perpetual Help from Kimberly Lange, chairperson, and Father David Whiteside, spiritual director, at a recent meeting. Mueller learned more about the […]

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Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB, reflects on her eight years as Benedictine prioress

"My satisfaction comes both in the directions we set for ourselves and also in the work we've done to help that all come to fruition," said Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB, of her eight years as prioress of the Benedictine community at St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — As Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB, looks back on her eight years as prioress of the Benedictine community at St. Mary Monastery, she finds joy in what the Sisters have accomplished together and is excited for what is to come. The Sisters of St. Benedict have started a discernment process that will lead […]

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Learn from the ‘scandals’ Jesus caused

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Third Sunday of Lent/March 15 Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42 I’m old enough to remember what it means to be scandalized. Something happens causing moral outrage in a large cross section of people leading to shock, surprise and disbelief. It’s difficult to imagine what it would take these days to […]

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“The Hunt” (Universal)

Betty Gilpin stars in a scene from the movie "The Hunt." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive.(CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Clever commentary on contemporary political and cultural divisions in the United States is lost amid an orgy of bloodletting as a group of elite fat cats (led by Hilary Swank) hunts a dozen kidnapped red-state types for sport, only to discover too late that one of them (Betty Gilpin) is prepared […]

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“I Still Believe” (Lionsgate)

KJ Apa and Britt Robertson star in a scene from the movie "I Still Believe." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Fact-based romantic drama tells the love story of future Christian music star Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) and the fellow college student (Britt Robertson) for whom he fell at first sight. Their relationship is initially hindered by the fact that his friend and professional mentor, an already established singer (Nathan Dean), also […]

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“Onward” (Disney)

Laurel Lightfoot, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ian Lightfoot, voiced by Tom Holland, and Barley Lightfoot, voiced by Chris Pratt, appear in the animated movie "Onward." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Using a spell, two teenage elven brothers (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) bring their father back from the dead for 24 hours. But the magic goes awry so that he is only resuscitated from the waist down. To acquire the mystical gem that can restore him fully, they embark […]

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“I Am Patrick” (CBN)

John Rhys-Davies stars in "I Am Patrick," a docudrama screening in theaters for two nights only -- March 17, St. Patrick's Day, and March 18. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/courtesy CBN)

By Catholic News Service Written and directed by Jarrod Anderson, this docudrama — subtitled “The Patron Saint of Ireland” — seeks to debunk many of the myths and legends that have grown up around its subject over the centuries and to capture who he really was as a man and a proclaimer of Christ.  The […]

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“Impractical Jokers: The Movie” (WarnerMedia)

By Catholic News Service On a road trip from their native Staten Island, New York, to Miami, the four comedians of the eponymous truTV series (Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Sal Vulcano) compete in playing pranks on unsuspecting members of the public and on one another. The quality of the escapades in director […]

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“The Way Back” (Warner Bros.)

Ben Affleck and Melvin Gregg star in a scene from the movie "The Way Back." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Richard Foreman, Warner Bros. Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Director Gavin O’Connor’s sports drama tells a story of hope and redemption after devastating loss. When the basketball coach at the Catholic high school he attended suffers a heart attack, a former hoops star-turned-alcoholic-construction-worker (Ben Affleck) reluctantly agrees to take over the program. As he exerts a positive influence on the […]

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