“Jesus Revolution” (Lionsgate)

Jonathan Roumie and Kelsey Grammer star in a scene from the movie “Jesus Revolution.” The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Dan Anderson, Lionsgate)

By OSV News Warmhearted fact-based drama recounting how large numbers of the Woodstock generation were won over to Evangelical Christianity through the unlikely collaboration between a believing hippy (Jonathan Roumie) and a previously starchy California minister (Kelsey Grammer). As their expanding mission leads to mass baptisms, their eventual converts include a once-troubled teen (Joel Courtney) […]

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Sister Margaret Murphy, OSB, longtime educator, dies; funeral planned March 10

Sister Margaret T. Murphy, OSB

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Sister Margaret T. Murphy, OSB, on Friday, March 10, in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. West. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. and be livestreamed through the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery Facebook page. Burial will follow in […]

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Video on discipleship shows that it’s not for a select few, but for everyone

Matt Faley and Jenny Witt are seen talking about discipleship in the second of five video conversations in Bishop Louis Tylka's "Five Foundations" series. The foundations are designed to support the Growing Disciples pastoral planning process. (Provided photo)

Everyone is called to discipleship, although some may doubt how qualified they are. Jenny Witt said they shouldn’t worry about that. “People, when they hear that word, think to be a disciple of Jesus I have to be perfect and have everything together,” said Witt, director of evangelization at St. Philomena Parish in Peoria. “It’s […]

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How are we being transformed this Lent?

Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

Living the Word l Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB Second Sunday of Lent l March 5 Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 33:4-5,18-19,20,22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 On our property at St. Mary Monastery, in an open space that can be easily viewed from our health care area windows, we have planted a witchhazel bush. The witchhazel has an […]

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Diocesan Scout Mass: Celebrating family of Scouting in the family of the church

Bishop Louis Tylka is surrounded by everyone who received an award in Scouting at the Diocesan Scout Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral Feb. 19. Among them were Margaret Hatton (top row, far left) and Chris Lugardo (top row, far right), who received the Bronze Pelican Award, as did Bishop Tylka. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

For Chris Lugardo, Scouting isn’t just an outdoor program. It’s youth ministry. “We started because it was something for our oldest to do when he was of age. But quickly, when I started looking through the Scout manual and seeing the values and virtues that Scouting was based on, that really appealed to us, because […]

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“Creed III” (United Artists)

Jonathan Majors stars in a scene from the movie “Creed III.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Eli Ade, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.)

By OSV News Actor Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with this second sequel to the 2015 reboot of the storied “Rocky” franchise in which he also reprises his role as the champion pugilist of the title. Now retired from the ring, he’s enjoying a prosperous life with his hearing-impaired singer-turned-producer wife (Tessa Thompson) […]

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New round of ‘conversation starters’ planned for Growing Disciples process

Bishop Louis Tylka provides a “tactical update” on the Growing Disciples process via video. A new message regarding how the conversation will include the schools was released Feb. 28.

When it comes to Growing Disciples, the two-year pastoral planning process taking place in the Diocese of Peoria right now, Bishop Louis Tylka knows that everyone just wants to know what’s going to happen. He can’t give them an answer, however. “It’s not just about telling you what’s going to happen,” he said. “It’s about […]

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Knights bringing Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph to Heart of Peoria parishes

The Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph is the latest in the Pilgrim Icon Program of the Knights of Columbus. (Provided photo)

Two local Knights of Columbus councils are making available a Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph for veneration in the parishes of the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community this month, starting at St. Joseph Church, 103 Richard Pryor Place, in Peoria. The display and veneration of the icon will start with the 4 p.m. Mass on […]

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