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Jubilarian priests thanked for service, called ‘a great gift to our church’

Father David Whiteside sings "Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven" during the opening procession at the annual Jubilarian Mass on June 23 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. The pastor of faith communities in Havana, Lewistown and Manito, he is celebrating his 25th anniversary of ordination in 2022. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Nearly 50 diocesan and religious order priests were honored for milestone anniversaries of ordination at the annual Jubilarian Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on June 23. The principal celebrant was Bishop Louis Tylka, who thanked them for their priestly service. “What a great gift they have been to our church as they have […]

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“Elvis” (Warner Bros)

This is the movie poster for "Elvis." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service This highly entertaining, turbocharged biography of a music legend is a lavish, over-the-top production with all the creative hallmarks of its flamboyant director, Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”, “The Great Gatsby”). In rural Mississippi, young Elvis Presley (Chaydon Jay) is transfixed by the musical vibe and suggestive dancing of his African-American neighbors. […]

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Welcoming court’s decision, leaders say it’s time to build pro-life culture

Pro-life demonstrators are seen near the Supreme Court in Washington. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hailed the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn the court’s 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and said it is time for “healing wounds and repairing social divisions” with those who take opposing views on abortion. The ruling marks a historic day […]

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Bishop Tylka, others gives thanks for Supreme Court’s decision in abortion case

In a June 24 statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs case, Bishop Louis Tylka also called on "all people of goodwill to support the efforts that uphold the dignity of human life." (The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems)

Reaction is coming in quickly to the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country. Following are some initial local reactions received by The Catholic Post. National reactions are found here. FROM BISHOP LOUIS TYLKA […]

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in anticipated Dobbs decision on abortion

Pro-life demonstrators in Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court June 24 as the court overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in its ruling in the Dobbs case on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. (CNS/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service (EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is being updated frequently.) WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country. The court’s 213-page ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization was […]

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Pontiac parishioners take faith to the world during Corpus Christi procession

Father Adam Cesarek, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Pontiac, carries a monstrace containing the Blessed Sacrament through the city's town square during a Corpus Christi procession on June 19. It is estimated that as many as 250 people walked or rode golf carts and a trolley to take part in the celebration. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PONTIAC – In talking about the tangible parts of the Catholic faith, Father Adam Cesarek told his parishioners at St. Mary Church on Sunday that the Eucharist is the greatest gift God has given to us and makes us one with him. “It doesn’t get more real than that,” he said in his homily for […]

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Corpus Christi’s public displays show world that Jesus is Lord, present and king

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)/June 19 Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110:1,2,3,4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17 This morning we began our usual weekly adoration as a newly ordained deacon took the host out of the tabernacle with a reverence and affection that […]

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“Lightyear” (Disney)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Lightyear." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney, Pixar)

The beloved astronaut (voice of Chris Evans) from the “Toy Story” franchise gets the backstory treatment in this gloomy animated adventure, directed by Angus MacLane. Stranded on an alien planet, he is determined to help his crew escape by testing a new rocket fuel. When a fleet of robots invades, led by an evil emperor […]

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Catholic comic books, graphic novels communicate timeless truths to youth

Catholic graphic novels are attractive to today's youth who live in a visually stimulating world, says Katie Bogner.

Book Review by Katie Bogner When you consider resources for teaching the truths of Catholicism, comic books are likely not the first thing that come to mind. It sometimes seems that graphic novels are the only books that children reach for on library shelves, much to the chagrin of parents and teachers hoping to engage […]

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