Join Bishop Tylka in praying for these parishes of the diocese during May

St. Mary in El Paso is one of several parishes under the Blessed Mother's patronage that are on Bishop Tylka's prayer list for May. He will specially remember the El Paso faith community on May 12.

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been praying for each parish in the Diocese of Peoria by name, thanks to a calendar he developed with the assistance of Sister Linda Burkitt of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Heading Avenue Franciscans). The prayer calendar also includes days special to the religious communities active […]

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St. Mary Church in Lexington damaged by fire; Masses temporarily moved to Chenoa

Charred pews, smoked-stained walls and holes in the flooring are seen following the April 28 fire at St. Mary Church in Lexington. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

LEXINGTON — An early morning fire on April 28 caused extensive smoke and flooring damage to St. Mary Church here and will likely close the church for several months of restoration. “There’s a lot of disbelief — total shock” said Father David Sabel, pastor, in describing initial parishioner reaction to the apparently deliberately set fire […]

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Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon in May for end of pandemic

A health care worker wearing personal protective equipment pulls a patient suffering from COVID-19 on a stretcher outside Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in New Delhi on April 24. COVID-19 is claiming thousands of lives daily in India. (CNS/Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic. “The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world” in promoting the initiative so that individuals, families and communities all take part in reciting the […]

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‘The Way Back,’ ‘Pray,’ Dolly Parton special among 2021 Christopher Award winners

Christopher Awards are seen in this illustration photo. (CNS/Paul Schneck, courtesy The Christophers)

By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The feature film “The Way Back,” a documentary on Father Patrick Peyton, and a Christmas special featuring Dolly Parton were among this year’s Christopher Award winners. ABC News also claimed two awards among the 22 overall winners announced in New York by the Christophers, whose motto is […]

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“Mortal Kombat” (Warner Bros.)

This is the movie poster for "Mortal Kombat." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service By turns brutal, ponderous and silly, director Simon McQuoid’s feature debut is a reboot adaptation of a series of video games previously brought to the big screen via a couple of movies dating from the mid-1990s. It charts the exploits of a mixed martial arts fighter (Lewis Tan) whose languishing career […]

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“Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” (Sony)

This is an image for the animated movie "Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Aniplex of America and Funimation)

By Catholic News Service Created and marketed, largely if not exclusively, for the fan base of the Japanese comic book and television franchise from which it’s derived, this animated fantasy offers others neither timetable nor roadmap. As the steam-powered vehicle of the title thunders through the night in early 20th-century Japan, screenwriter Koyoharu Gotoge and […]

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“Voyagers” (Lionsgate)

Colin Farrell stars in a scene from the movie "Voyagers." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Vlad Cioplea, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service This tedious sci-fi parable about the positive and negative aspects of human nature pits an aggressive, fear-mongering lad (Fionn Whitehead) against a gentler peer (Tye Sheridan) for the leadership of their fellow crew members on board a spaceship staffed by teenagers and bound for a distant planet. The two also become […]

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