Lindsey Weishar: Lessons in hospitality, vulnerability, from life in a monastery

The Little Sisters of the Lamb monastery in Kansas City, Kansas.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar For the past month, I’ve been living in a monastery. A rapid-fire move back to Kansas City left me temporarily in need of a place to stay, as I sought out an apartment. The monastery belongs to a French-based religious community — The Little Brothers and Sisters […]

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Paul Moore: ‘Set it and forget it’ is not a good idea for faith between sacraments

Ron Popeil with the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie.

“In My Father’s House” / By Paul Thomas Moore Gadget inventor and pitchman extraordinaire Ron Popeil passed away on July 28. He was 86. Not to make light of any soul’s passing, but many of Mr. Popeil’s creations have already been laid to rest in attics and yard sales from here to kingdom come. The […]

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The modern world needs Christians to be credible witnesses, lights to the nations

Father Timothy Hepner

By  Father Timothy Hepner Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Aug. 29 Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; James 1:17-18,21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 As the school year has begun, teachers are rediscovering that kid. You know: The kid who is always ready to prove how smart he is by blurting out the answer or going so far as to […]

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“The Night House” (Searchlight)

Rebecca Hall and Vondie Curtis-Hall star in a scene from the movie "The Night House." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Creative, though elusive, psychological chiller in which Rebecca Hall, who ably sustains the whole movie, plays a recently widowed school teacher trying to come to terms with her architect husband’s (Evan Jonigkeit) gunshot suicide. Continuing to reside in the lake house he designed for them, she has a series of eerie […]

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“The Protege” (Lionsgate)

Maggie Q stars in a scene from the movie "The Protege." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Jichichi Raul, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service After her mentor, a contract killer (Samuel L. Jackson), is slain while investigating a shady business executive (Patrick Malahide), a skilled assassin (Maggie Q) resolves to close the case and avenge the murder. But the intrigue into which she intrudes brings her up against an equally gifted criminal (Michael Keaton) who […]

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“Reminiscence” (Warner Bros.)

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson star in a scene from the movie "Reminiscence." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Pretentious neo-noir, set in a flooded, dystopian Miami where people use advanced technology to retreat into the past. An expert guide in the process (Hugh Jackman) falls for an alluring client (Rebecca Ferguson) but their affair is abruptly broken off by her sudden disappearance, after which he becomes obsessed with locating […]

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New school year brings excitement to Peru Catholic, brief delay in Quad Cities

Welcoming students back to Peru Catholic School on Aug. 17 is principal Julie Schmitt, who holds the door for Ainsley and Brynn Grilc. Enrollment remains steady at 166 students this year, she said. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PERU — Some tears were shed as 3- and 4-year-old preschool pupils said goodbye to their parents and faced their first day at Peru Catholic School on Aug. 17, but it wasn’t long before backpacks were unpacked and everyone was celebrating being with friends old and new. The scene is being repeated at the 42 […]

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“A place of hope” — Construction site for OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute blessed

Members of The Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis -- as well as Sister M. Mikela Meidl, FSGM, second from right, executive vice president of OSF HealthCare -- take a turn at ceremonial shoveling during groundbreaking activities Aug. 17 at the Peoria construction site of the new OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The groundbreaking for the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute in Peoria was called “a milestone day” and “the beginning of a new era” in the treatment of the disease in central Illinois, but one speaker during ceremonies Aug. 17 began by sharing a “little secret” about the $237 million project. “I think they’ve already started to […]

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