Archbishop Sheen’s 1952 Emmy Award gifted following birthday Mass at tomb

Joan Sheen Cunningham presents the Emmy Award won by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1952 to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, left, and Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka, who presided at a Mass in front of Sheen's tomb on his birthday, May 8. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

It is customary to give gifts to those celebrating birthdays, but in honor of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s 126th birthday on May 8, his family presented a gift to the Sheen Foundation. It was the Emmy Award for “Most Outstanding Personality” that was presented to the media pioneer and host of “Life is Worth […]

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Drive-up baby shower in Rock Island Saturday benefits Women’s Choice Center

The Women's Choice Center is a pro-life outreach located in Bettendorf, Iowa. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — The Christ Child Society of the Quad Cities will host a “Red Wagon Drive-Up Baby Shower” on Saturday, May 15. All donations will benefit the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. Items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Pius X Church, 2502 29th Ave., in Rock Island, […]

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Dan Burke to lead half-day retreat on May 15 at St. Louis Church in Princeton

Dan Burke

PRINCETON — “Setting the Captives Free — Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits” is the theme for a half-day retreat planned for Saturday, May 15, at St. Louis Church, 616 S. Gosse Blvd. It will be given by Dan Burke, president and founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. In addition to his work […]

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Emmaus Days is returning to in-person this summer; registration now open

"More than Conquerors" is the theme for Emmaus Days 2021, a summer program for young men and boys sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria.

Registration is now open for Emmaus Days, a summer program for young men and boys sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria. After major adaptations last year because of the pandemic — including a series of online videos and small, one-day regional gatherings — the program returns to the familiar in-person format of four, multi-day sessions […]

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“Separation” (Open Road)

Violet McGraw and Rupert Friend star in a scene from the movie "Separation." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Blair Todd, Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service Schlocky horror flick from director William Brent Bell in which a failing comic-book artist (Rupert Friend) battles his soon-to-be ex-wife (Mamie Gummer), an angry lawyer, for custody of their 8-year-old daughter (Violet McGraw). After Mom suffers a mysterious, violent death, this cringe-inducing domestic drama gets grafted onto a ghost story involving […]

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“Here Today” (Sony)

Laura Benanti, Penn Badgley, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish and Audrey Hsieh star in a scene from the movie "Here Today." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Cara Howe, Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service In adapting a short story by his script partner, Alan Zweibel, director and co-writer Billy Crystal sets out to blend breezy humor with poignant drama. But his chronicle of the friendship between the aging comedy writer he plays and a buoyant street singer (Tiffany Haddish) whom the scribe meets by chance […]

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“Wrath of Man” (MGM)

Cameron Jack, Darrell D'Silva, Jason Statham, and Babs Olusanmokun star in a scene from the movie "Wrath of Man." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/MGM)

By Catholic News Service When a taciturn new employee (Jason Statham) joins a Los Angeles armored car company, it’s obvious to the audience, if not to his fellow employees (most prominently Holt McCallany), that he has an agenda of his own, one that eventually pits him against a gang of thieves made up of disgruntled […]

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“From darkness into Light”: Lexington parish responds in faith to church fire

A bouquet of flowers and a welcoming message for the St. Mary, Lexington, faith community were placed at the entrance to St. Joseph Church the weekend of May 1-2. "We hope you will find comfort here as your beloved church is repaired," the sign reads. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an update to a story originally posted on April 28. LEXINGTON — The interior of St. Mary Church here will be dark for several months following an April 28 fire, but the light of Christ is shining all the brighter outside its walls through the faith-filled members of this parish. “All […]

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“Treasures” from Archbishop Sheen arrive ahead of Mass on his birthday Saturday

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka and Paul Cunningham -- great-nephew of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen -- lift a prie dieu (kneeler) often used by the famed media pioneer and author when he prayed. The kneeler is among the sainthood candidate's personal items being donated to the Sheen Foundation by Joan Sheen Cunningham, Archbishop Sheen's closest living relative. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Saturday is Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s birthday, and his niece is giving the Sheen Foundation a truckload of very special gifts — personal items from her famous uncle including the Emmy Award that Archbishop Sheen won in 1952 for his television show, “Life is Worth Living.” Joan Sheen Cunningham, who lives in New York […]

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New rosary garden at Holy Family in Danville is parish family’s ‘work of love’

The new rosary garden at Holy Family Parish in Danville is in the shape of a monstrance when viewed from above. It features a statue of the Holy Family in the center and the beads of the rosary on the walkway. (For the Catholic Post/Deb Edwards)

DANVILLE — What began with a tree to memorialize a beloved friend and parishioner blossomed into a rosary garden that will provide an “oasis for prayer” for Holy Family Parish and this community for years to come. The garden — located on what had been a vacant lot at 444 E. Main St. south of […]

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