‘Man of the Shroud’ touring exhibit at Holy Trinity, Bloomington, May 6-8

This collage of the "Man of the Shroud" touring exhibit is from the website

BLOOMINGTON — The “Man of the Shroud” touring exhibit will make a stop at Holy Trinity Church, 106 W. Chestnut St., from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8. It is made available by the Conventual Franciscans of Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Exhibit hours at Holy Trinity are: May 6, 5-8 […]

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Disciples cannot be cynics, must trust

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy) / April 24 Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31 Alternative History refers to a type of speculative fiction that asks what if a given historic event had played out differently. What if the encounter between St. Thomas the Apostle […]

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In Easter Message, Bishop Tylka offers five ‘foundations’ for diocese going forward

Bishop Tylka celebrates Easter Sunday Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on April 17. In an extended Easter message to the faithful of the Diocese of Peoria, the bishop called Evangelization, the Eucharist, Discipleship, Vocations, and Archbishop Fulton Sheen as foundations to build upon in the coming years. (Photo for The Catholic Post by Lynn Kavelman)

Following is the full text of a message from Bishop Louis Tylka released on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. EASTER 2022 Dear People of God in the Diocese of Peoria, Every year as we celebrate Easter, we hear from the Gospels of the first encounters with the Good News: “Jesus has risen from the dead!” […]

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European church leaders ask Russian patriarch to support Easter truce

A woman wipes the rain from the headstone of a loved one in order to write a message on the cross in Bucha, Ukraine, April 10, during the Russian War. (CNS/Alex Kent)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — European Catholic and Protestant leaders echoed Pope Francis’ appeal for an Easter cease-fire in Ukraine, and they asked Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow to support it. “We are writing to request your public support for this initiative,” they wrote to the patriarch, who has […]

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the 2022 film "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/courtesy Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Tepid third installment in the fantasy franchise that began in 2016 with an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter”-related novel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Returning director David Yates takes viewers on a trot around the globe of the early 1930s and marshals imposing special effects. Yet, as scripted […]

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Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in East Moline will remain open; review set

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in East Moline. (Photo from

EAST MOLINE — Parents, students and faculty at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy learned on April 12 that the school, which had been slated to close at the end of this academic year, would remain open. The good news came in a statement from Bishop Louis Tylka. “We have determined that our previous decision […]

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St. Nick’s Closet a collaboration between Catholic Charities and OSF in Danville

Father Deusdedit Byomuhangi, manager of pastoral care at OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, holds one of the bags ready for distribution to a needy family through the St. Nick's Closet program, a collaboration between Catholic Charities and OSF HealthCare. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

DANVILLE — While the OSF Care-a-Van makes medical care mobile (see related story), a new collaboration between Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria and OSF HealthCare is bringing a mobile ministry indoors. More than two years after Catholic Charities launched the St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels program — in which a van delivers supplies […]

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‘The church alive, gathered’: Bishop Tylka blesses holy oils at packed Chrism Mass

Bishop Louis Tylka pours the balsam into the oil for the Sacred Chrism. He would stir it and breath over the mouth of the vessel, calling down the Holy Spirit in blessing. The Chrism Mass takes its name from the consecration of this oil. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As he looked out over the people who filled St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Chrism Mass on April 12, Bishop Louis Tylka voiced what everyone was thinking: “What a blessing it is to see the church alive and gathered here today.” Traditionally celebrated during Holy Week, the Chrism Mass in 2020 was delayed six months […]

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Ukraine: Russian soldiers attack Caritas office in Mariupol, ransack seminary

The Caritas Ukraine office in Mariupol is pictured in a screenshot. In a statement published on its website, Caritas Ukraine said several people "were hiding from shelling and looking for a safe haven" in its Mariupol office when a Russian tank fired on the building, killing seven people. (CNS screenshot/Caritas Twitter feed)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Russian forces in Ukraine attacked a Caritas office in Mariupol and a Catholic seminary in a small village north of Kyiv, prompting renewed calls for an end to the war and to the targeting of innocent civilians. In a statement published on its website, Caritas Ukraine said several people “were hiding […]

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“Father Stu” (Columbia)

Mark Wahlberg stars in a scene from the movie "Father Stu." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Hard-edged yet deeply moving dramatization of the life of Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg). With the continuance of his somewhat successful boxing career rendered too dangerous by a medical condition, he moves to Los Angeles and tries to reinvent himself as a Hollywood star, winding up instead as a directionless supermarket clerk. […]

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