Deacon Harley Chaffee, 84, dies; served St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo for 37 years

Deacon Harley Chaffee

GENESEO — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. Malachy Church here for Deacon Harley Chaffee, who served as a permanent deacon at the parish for 37 years. Deacon Chaffee died on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. […]

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“Last Night in Soho” (Focus)

Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith star in a scene from the movie "Last Night in Soho." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Parisa Taghizadeh, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service What begins as a paean to the London of the swinging 60s rapidly turns into something more menacing as a psychic fashion student (Thomasin McKenzie) in the present-day British capital who is obsessed with the earlier era journeys back to it in a series of dreams during which she witnesses scenes […]

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“Eternals” (Disney)

Kumail Nanjiani stars in a scene from the movie "Eternals." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Director and co-writer Chloé Zhao’s big but empty Marvel Comics adaptation follows an ensemble of alien superheroes (most prominently Gemma Chan and Richard Madden) dispatched to Earth by a higher power (voice of David Kaye) thousands of years ago to protect humans from marauding monsters. After discovering in the present day […]

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“Antlers” (Searchlight)

Keri Russell stars in a scene from the movie "Antlers." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Set in an impoverished community in rural Oregon, this deeply unsettling horror film charts the efforts of a middle school teacher (Keri Russell) to discover what’s behind the strange behavior of a troubled student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose mysterious travails eventually turn out to be connected to a series of bizarre […]

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In long meeting, Biden thanks pope for speaking up on poverty, climate crisis

U.S. President Joe Biden greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican on Oct. 29. (CNS/Vatican Media)

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Joe Biden had an unusually long meeting at the Vatican Oct. 29, talking about the climate crisis and poverty, among other issues. The Vatican described the president’s meetings with both the pope and with top Vatican diplomats as consisting […]

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Bishop Jenky expresses love and gratitude to diocese’s priests at their Assembly Days

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, receives a standing ovation Oct. 20 from Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka and priests from throughout the Diocese of Peoria following his remarks closing the 2021 Priest Assembly Days at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Bishop Jenky, who turns 75 -- the age when bishops are required to submit a letter of resignation to the pope -- in March, expressed his personal love and gratitude to the priests, as well as that of Catholics throughout the diocese. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, closed a two-day gathering of priests from throughout the Diocese of Peoria on Oct. 20 by expressing his love and gratitude for them as he prepares to “ease my way back into religious life.” “There’s a blessing in every stage of life, and letting go and just being able to […]

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“Ron’s Gone Wrong” (20th Century)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Ron's Gone Wrong." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/20th Century Studios via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service Endearing animated comedy in which a socially isolated middle schooler (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer) yearns for the robot toy that has become a status symbol among his classmates. But, when he receives one as a birthday gift from his cash-strapped, widowed dad (voice of Ed Helms) and Bulgarian immigrant grandmother […]

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Citing care for creation, Benedictine Monastery in Rock Island goes ‘solar’

Solar panels are seen in this aerial view of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island. The monastery will be the site of an outdoor interfaith "Season of Creation prayer service on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — It wasn’t very long after God created the earth that he set the sun in the sky “to govern the day.” Now that same sun is providing the energy needed for the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery to minister to God’s people and care for his creation. With the […]

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Sr. Kathleen Ann elected to second term as Heading Avenue Franciscan president

Elected to serve as the general council for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception in West Peoria on Oct. 9 were (from left) Sister Holly Marie Schulz, councilor; Sister Irene Marie Fritch, vice president; Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, president; and Sister Betty Jean Haverback, councilor. They will be installed Dec. 5. (Provided photo)

WEST PEORIA — Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF, has been elected to serve a second term as president of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception. She will be installed at a Mass on Dec. 5, with Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka as the celebrant. Assisting Sister Kathleen Ann will be Sister Irene Marie […]

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