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Bishop Tylka rides in a combine and harvests information on farm life

Pictured with a combine on the Terry Sullivan farm south of Macomb on Oct. 5 are, from left, Theresa Young, Ben Wilson, Terry Sullivan, Bishop Louis Tylka, and Nate Young. Bishop Tylka rode along with Sullivan as he harvested corn that day. (Provided photo/Laura Cody)

MACOMB — Theresa Young describes Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka as “down to earth.” Perhaps that was most true on Oct. 5, when Bishop Tylka spent about 90 minutes in the fertile soil of McDonough County, experiencing farm life at harvest time, asking questions, and even riding in a combine. “We hope he comes back in […]

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“The Last Duel” (20th Century)

Matt Damon stars in a scene from the movie "The Last Duel." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/20th Century Studios via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service Grim historical drama recounting the friendship-turned-bitter-rivalry of two warriors (Matt Damon and Adam Driver) in 14th-century France, a feud that culminated in a trial by combat after the former’s wife (Jodie Comer) publicly accused the latter of raping her. Director Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Eric Jager’s 2004 fact-based book successively tells […]

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“Halloween Kills” (Universal)

James Jude Courtney stars as Michael Myers in a scene from the movie "Halloween Kills." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Ryan Green, Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Together with his script collaborators, Scott Teems and Danny McBride, director and co-writer David Gordon Green makes a ponderous effort to dignify this slaughterfest with a message about mass hysteria, the danger of mobs and vigilantism. As a result, the follow-up to his 2018 reboot of a 40-year-old horror series alternates […]

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“No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists)

Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz star in a scene from the movie "No Time To Die." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Nicola Dove, MGM)

By Catholic News Service Trickery vies with trust in Daniel Craig’s fifth big-screen outing as Ian Fleming’s iconic spy James Bond. As Agent 007 experiences romantic complications in his relationship with his latest girlfriend (Lea Seydoux), he also has to contend with the schemes of two villains (Rami Malek and Christoph Waltz), a rift between […]

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Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM, 90, dies; ministered in the Quad Cities for 34 years

Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM

DUBUQUE, Iowa — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 7 at Mount Carmel Bluffs for Sister Catherina Walsh, BVM, who spent more than three decades as a teacher, administrator and volunteer in Rock Island. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Sister Catherina died Sept. 30, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque, […]

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The church is listening

Last summer, when newly arrived Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka set out on his ambitious “Welcome Tour” around the Diocese of Peoria, The Catholic Post was present at each stop — camera and notebook in hand — as he celebrated Masses in the various vicariates and greeted the faithful afterward. What we did not report on […]

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‘Listening to the Faithful’ — Bishop Tylka hears hopes, struggles on Welcome Tour 2

At the end of the listening session for the LaSalle Vicariate, Bishop Louis Tylka offers a response to what he had heard that evening and thanked parishioners for being engaged in the process. The Sept. 21 gathering was held in the Holy Family School Gym in Oglesby. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In what he hopes will be a hallmark of his time in the Diocese of Peoria, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been listening to parishioners in each of the 12 vicariates as they shared their lived experience of the faith and their hopes and dreams, as well as their struggles. As “Welcome Tour Part 2 […]

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‘On the Way of Fulton Sheen’ — Pilgrims walk on Rock Island Trail to his tomb

Taking the lead on Sept. 25 is Blake Brooks, one of the organizers of "On the Way with Fulton Sheen," which took pilgrims from Princeville to the tomb of Fulton Sheen at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. He said the goal was to help people grow in their devotion of Sheen and renew their own spiritual lives. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

To anybody walking or biking along the Rock Island Trail in Peoria on a recent weekend, it might not seem all that extraordinary for a group of about 25 people to be making the journey together. It’s what they couldn’t see that was important. “The way is simple — it’s just a lot of walking. […]

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Bishop Tylka gets personal in homily at ‘Spirit of Hope’ Mass for cancer victims

The Spirit of Hope Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 2 was celebrated by Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka (center). Helping to coordinate the liturgy was OSF HealthCare, represented by members of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, (from left) Sister M. Faustina Chesnut, Sister Judith Ann Duvall, major superior, Sister M. Angelita Van Hoey, and Sister Teresa Paul Selamat. To Bishop Tylka's left are tenor John McDermott and Dr. James McGee, radiation oncologist at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

To hope in Jesus is to hope in God’s plan of love for each and every one of us, and that hope does not disappoint, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka said during the Spirit of Hope Mass for the Relief from the Suffering of Cancer on Oct. 2. “We hope for the miracle that will continue […]

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