Funeral Mass offered June 30 at St. Bede for Father Harold Datzman, OSB

Father Harold Datzman, OSB

UPDATE: For the full text of the homily at Father Harold’s funeral Mass, click here. — PERU — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Father Harold Datzman, OSB, on June 30, at St. Bede Abbey Church here. Abbot Michael Calhoun, OSB, presided and gave the homily. Burial followed in the abbey cemetery. Father […]

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Corpus Christi: Remembering the ‘wonderful gift’ of Jesus in the Eucharist

Bishop Louis Tylka presides at a Holy Hour at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington on June 11. The first-ever Corpus Christi procession for Bloomington/Lincoln Vicariate could not take place as planned due to the weather, but the bishop said that just gave people an opportunity to carry Jesus in their hearts. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Jesus made it clear that he was more powerful than wind and rain as celebrations for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — also as Corpus Christi in Latin — continued throughout the Diocese of Peoria on June 11. But he also made it clear that he wants nothing more […]

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‘Post’ earns national award for ad design

The Catholic Post has been recognized for excellence by the Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada. The award, for material published in 2022, was announced on June 9 in Baltimore, at the end of the association’s annual conference. Shannon Reznik, graphic designer, and Sonia Nelson, advertising manager, received an honorable mention for […]

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“Asteroid City” (Focus)

Jason Schwartzman and Scarlett Johansson star in a scene from the movie “Asteroid City.” The OSV News classification of the theatrical version was A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Pop. 87 Productions, Focus Features)

By OSV News Writer-director Wes Anderson’s highly creative, characteristically quirky blend of comedy and drama is doubly framed as a play showcased within a television show (the former’s author played by Edward Norton, the latter’s host by Bryan Cranston). Set in 1955 in the tiny desert town of the tile, the action centers on a […]

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“No Hard Feelings” (Sony)

Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman star in a scene from the movie “No Hard Feelings.” The OSV News classification is O -- morally offensive. (OSV News photo/Macall Polay, Columbia)

By OSV News Strapped for cash, a Hamptons bartender (Jennifer Lawrence) answers an online ad placed by the parents (Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti) of an emotionally isolated 19-year-old (Andrew Barth Feldman) seeking a woman to draw him out of himself by, among other things, seducing him. As scripted by director Gene Stupnitsky and co-writer […]

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“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (Disney)

A scene from "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" showing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in silhouette as he walks a creaky bridge. The film is produced by Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. The OSV News classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/courtesy Disney Studios)

By OSV News Fifth and presumably final outing for the adventurous archeologist of the title (Harrison Ford). Mostly set in 1969, a dozen years after the events of its 2008 predecessor, the plot finds the digger-turned-professor drawn out of recent retirement by the resurfacing of a magical gadget with which he had been mixed up […]

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“The Blackening” (Lionsgate)

Antoinette Robertson stars in “The Blackening.” The OSV News classification, A-III – adults. (OSV News photo/Glen Wilson, Lionsgate)

By OSV News Brilliant comic riff on what constitutes authentic African American identity. In adapting the eponymous 2018 sketch by the comedy troupe 3Peat, director Tim Story and screenwriters Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins use the familiar structure of a horror flick as a framing device, reuniting a group of college friends at a remote […]

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Focus on importance of Eucharist in fourth video in ‘Foundations’ series

Ana Rodas, assistant director of the Office of Divine Worship, and Father Luke Spannagel, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria who is serving as a preacher for the National Eucharistic Revival, share their thoughts about what the Eucharist means in their lives of faith as part of the fourth video in a series based on the Five Foundations of Growing Disciples. (Screenshot/Fiat Films)

Ana Rodas describes herself as “a young woman on fire for Jesus.” “I love Jesus — he’s so cool. He’s the only one I’ve ever called my best friend,” she said. “Of course I want to talk to people about him.” As the assistant director of the diocese’s Office of Divine Worship, one of the […]

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True reverence in a culture of irreverence

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar Like many, the more public revelation and celebration of the group that calls itself the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — which has been in operation since the late 1970s — saddened me. In the midst of calls to boycott organizations that support mockery of faith, may we even […]

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