Neponset native celebrating 60 years with Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa, is observing her 60th anniversary of religious life this year. A native of Neponset, she entered the Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1963. She received the name of Sister Mary Regina Ann, but later changed her name to Sister Eileen. […]

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“Talk to Me” (A24)

Sophie Wilde stars in a scene from the movie “Talk to Me.” The OSV News classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling.(OSV News photo/A24)

By OSV News Australian horror yarn starts with the premise that by grasping a mysterious severed and embalmed hand and saying the titular phrase, people can conjure up, and subsequently be briefly possessed by, the spirits of the deceased. A teen girl (Sophie Wilde) still mourning the recent death of her mother and seeking popularity […]

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“Haunted Mansion” (Disney)

Lindsay Lamb stars in a scene from the movie Haunted Mansion.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Disney)

By OSV News Set in New Orleans, director Justin Simien’s adaptation of a theme park attraction features an ensemble cast (led by LaKeith Stanfield as a skeptical scientist) most of whose characters are united by the fact that, having visited the titular dwelling, one or another of its various ghosts has followed them home, eventually […]

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“Barbie” (Warner Bros.)

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie star in a scene from the movie “Barbie.” The OSV News classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Warner Bros.)

By OSV News Tedious ideology-driven comedy in which the Mattel doll of the title (Margot Robbie) and her male sidekick (Ryan Gosling) leave the feminist paradise they’ve always inhabited and journey to the real world where she discovers the tribulations, and he the joys, of patriarchy. With male dominance threatening to ruin Barbie Land, the […]

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Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, appointed archbishop of Dubuque

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. (OSV News photo/courtesy The Catholic Messenger)

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. Archbishop-designate Zinkula’s installation Mass is scheduled for Oct. 18. The appointment was announced in Washington July 26 by Cardinal-designate Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop-designate Zinkula was installed as the ninth […]

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Deacon Dennis J. Gillan dies; served Spring Valley parish, as well as Cursillo and TEC

Deacon Dennis Gillan

AMBOY — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Saturday, July 29, for Deacon Dennis J. Gillan at St. Anthony Church of The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 510 Richard A. Mautino Drive, in Spring Valley. Father Scott Potthoff, pastor, will be the celebrant for the 10 a.m. liturgy. Burial will follow in the […]

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World Youth Day will be held in Portugal Aug. 1-6; Pope Francis is ready — are you?

Pope Francis speaks to young people in a video message released by the Vatican in preparation for World Youth Day, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. (CNS screengrab/Courtesy Holy See Press Office)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a green light from his doctor, Pope Francis has assured young people that he will be with them in Portugal for World Youth Day despite having surgery in June. “Some think that because of the illness I won’t go, but the doctor told me that I can go, so I […]

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Filipino Catholics mark 25th anniversary of enthronement of Santo Niño de Cebu

The figure of Santo Niño de Cebu, which has been enthroned at St. Joseph Church in Peoria for 25 years, is carried in procession throughout the church by (clockwise from lower left) Richard Garcia, Roger Calisim, Jeff Kolar and Raymart Basco. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The image of the Christ Child as Santo Niño de Cebu has been venerated at St. Joseph Church in Peoria for 25 years, but it is more than a local custom, according to Father William Miller, pastor. “It takes us back to the very beginnings of Christianity brought to the people of the Philippines – […]

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