Doctors say Pope Francis can be discharged from hospital April 1

Pope Francis gives a chocolate Easter egg to a patient in the pediatric oncology ward of Rome's Gemelli hospital March 31. The Vatican said the pope spent about half an hour on the ward the afternoon before he was scheduled to be released from Gemelli after being treated for bronchitis. (CNS photo/Holy See Press Office)

ROME (CNS) — The medical team at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, after evaluating the results of Pope Francis’ latest tests, confirmed he can be discharged April 1. The 86-year-old pope had been showing continued and “marked” improvement for what tests revealed was a case of bronchitis, after he was admitted to the hospital the afternoon of […]

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“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (Paramount)

Justice Smith, Chris Pine, Sophia Lillis, and Michelle Rodriguez star in a scene from the movie “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Aidan Monaghan, Paramount Pictures)

By OSV News In reworking lore from the well-known role-playing fantasy game of the title, co-directors and writers (with Michael Gilio) Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley ignore a trilogy of previous adaptations to get an entirely fresh start. Their lavish odyssey tale follows an ex-spy-turned-imprisoned-thief (Chris Pine) as he makes his escape and seeks […]

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Bishops call on faithful to pray for Pope Francis’ recovery during hospitalization

Pope Francis is assisted at the end of his general audience in leaving St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 29. The pope was hospitalized that afternoon with a respiratory infection after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days and was expected to remain in the hospital for several days of treatment, the Vatican said. (OSV News photo/Antoine Mekary)

By Kate Scanlon WASHINGTON (OSV News) — After the Vatican said Pope Francis was hospitalized for a pulmonary infection March 29, Catholic bishops in the United States called on the faithful to pray for the Holy Father’s recovery. “On behalf of my brother bishops, I invite all the faithful to pause, if possible before the […]

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Pope hospitalized for respiratory infection, according to Vatican

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered outside the Gemelli hospital after praying the Angelus in this file photo taken in Rome July 11, 2021, when the pope was in the hospital for 10 days to recover from a scheduled colon surgery. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After having difficulty breathing, Pope Francis went to Rome’s Gemelli hospital March 29 where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection that will be treated in the hospital for several days, the Vatican press office said. In the past few days, the statement said, “Pope Francis complained of […]

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“John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate)

Keanu Reeves stars in a scene from the movie “John Wick 4.” The OSV News classification is O -- morally offensive. (OSV News photo/Murray Close, Lionsgate)

By OSV News Close to three hour-long festival of fatality in which the hitman of the title (Keanu Reeves) continues his struggle to break free of the ultra-powerful behind-the-scenes criminal empire that once claimed his allegiance. Testing his mettle this time out are a foppish French nobleman (Bill Skarsgård), a nameless bounty hunter (Shamier Anderson) […]

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“In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis” (Magnolia)

This is a scene from the documentary "In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis." The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Archivo Vatican Media, courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

By OSV News Despite its depiction of some of the world’s most pressing problems, filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi’s polished and uplifting documentary maintains a tranquil tone as it looks back over the more than 30 international journeys undertaken by Pope Francis during the first nine years of his pontificate. As he globe-trots from the halls of […]

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“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” (Warner Bros.)

Zachary Levi, front, stars in scene from the movie “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Warner Bros.)

By OSV News Grown-ups in search of action, special effects and some humorous dialogue will be satisfied with this sequel to the 2019 origin story of the titular DC Comics character. Yet, though diverting, returning director David F. Sandberg’s extension of his story is overburdened with lore and less than memorable. After the three daughters […]

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Paul Thomas Moore: WWD&JD — What would Dad and Jerry do?

In My Father’s House l Paul Thomas Moore EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Paul Thomas Moore’s last regular column. He will return to the pages of The Catholic Post in the April 2 issue, however. More to come. . . . — This column began when I jotted down my reflection on the eve of Advent 2018, […]

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