“Words on Bathroom Walls” (Roadside)

This is a cropped version of the movie poster for "Words on Bathroom Walls." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Roadside)

By Catholic News Service After a psychotic incident injures a fellow student at his public high school, a teen (Charlie Plummer) suffering from schizophrenia transfers to a Catholic academy where he tries to fit in while coping with the effects of his affliction on his relationships with his loving mother (Molly Parker), her apparently hostile […]

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“Made in Italy” (IFC)

Micheál Richardson and Liam Neeson star in a scene from the movie "Made in Italy." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/IFC)

By Catholic News Service Real-life father and son Liam Neeson and Micheal Richardson team up to play a fictional parent-grown-child duo in this blend of comedy, drama and romance, written and directed by James D’Arcy. Faced with being fired from his job as an art gallery manager by the establishment’s owners, the family of his […]

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‘Welcome Tour’ takes Bishop Tylka to Galesburg, Macomb vicariates Aug. 15-16

After celebrating Mass for the Macomb Vicariate at St. Paul Church in Macomb on Aug. 16, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka went outside to greet the people who drove by the church doors to receive Communion. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Parish communities in the western part of the Diocese of Peoria got their chance to greet Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka as he continued his “Welcome Tour” over the weekend. Not only did he find faith and friendship, but he was also treated to meals with his priests and parishioners who were happy for the opportunity […]

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Safety first as elementary, high school sports adapt to changing guidelines

Schlarman Academy’s Capria Brown is cheered by teammates and fans after a steal early in the Hilltoppers’ state championship win in 2019. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The girls basketball team from Schlarman Academy in Danville won state championships in 2018 and 2019. Whether the Hilltoppers — or any sports teams in Catholic schools across the diocese — will have the opportunity to showcase their skills or bring home trophies in 2020-2021 is still being determined. “I hope that we will have […]

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“The Secret Garden” (STX)

Dixie Egerickx stars in a scene from the movie "The Secret Garden." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/STX Films)

By Catholic News Service Fourth big-screen adaptation of the 1911 children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, directed by Marc Munden from a screenplay by Jack Thorne. After a spoiled child (Dixie Egerickx) who has grown up in India finds herself orphaned due to an outbreak of cholera, she is forced to return to her parents’ […]

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A back-to-school prayer

Erik Saldana prays at the beginning of the first day of classes at Holy Cross School in Anderson, Ind., on Aug. 5. (CNS/Bob Nichols)

If any school year needed to open with prayer, it is the one we are about to embark upon. Whether or not you have a child or grandchild in school, we invite all to join us in offering this one. We’ve adapted a Prayer to Begin a School Year found in the book “Catholic Household […]

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Who is invited to the Kingdom of God?

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 16 Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67:2-3,5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 A subtle tension permeates the Gospel according to St. Matthew concerning to whom the invitation to enter the Kingdom of God is directed. The Children of Israel certainly top the list of invitees, but since the 11th chapter of […]

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“Yes, God, Yes” (Vertical)

Francesca Reale and Natalia Dyer star in a scene from the movie "Yes, God, Yes." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Vertical Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Sexual hypocrisy runs rampant in the early-2000s world of a 16-year-old Catholic schoolgirl (Natalia Dyer) who, so writer-director Karen Maine’s script for this semi-autobiographical drama insists, needs to leave her supposedly repressive religion behind and learn to have fun. Getting her down in the meantime are a priest (Timothy Simons) with […]

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Six new seminarians formally received

At a Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on July 31, six men were accepted as seminarians for the Diocese of Peoria. Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka presided at the Rite of Reception, which came at the end of the annual St. Joseph Days retreat. The new seminarians pictured above and where they will […]

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