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“Nomadland” (Searchlight)

Frances McDormand stars in a scene from the movie "Nomadland." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A sense of loneliness pervades this poignant drama in which Frances McDormand gives a bravura performance as a working-class widow from a failed factory town who takes to the road in search of seasonal employment, becoming part of a subculture of marginalized nomads who move from one trailer park to the […]

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Catching up with the Peoria Diocese Chapter’s 2020 Night of Knights honorees

One of the many events canceled in 2020 was the “Night of Knights” dinner. The annual event recognizes members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Peoria for outstanding service to the organization as well as their parishes and communities. The Peoria Chapter of the Knights of Columbus invited The Catholic Post […]

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“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is topic of free webinar Saturday morning

A medical assistant fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (CNS/Reuters)

“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is the theme of a free online presentation to be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The presenter will be Dr. Millea, co-founder and current president of the St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities, a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association. The webinar, which seeks […]

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‘Art of Faith’ show opens online Feb. 18; brings hope, connection despite pandemic

After much thought, Jill Rodts decided to hold the Art of Faith Sacred Art Show and Sale as a way of reminding people that God remains faithful and close during these challenging days. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — Meant to be a festive celebration of beauty, truth and goodness, the Art of Faith Sacred Art Show and Sale almost didn’t happen this year because the pandemic has made it difficult to bring people together. God wasn’t having any of that, however. “Since it was my 10th anniversary I had to […]

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100 couples renew vows, encouraged in vocation at Diocesan Marriage Mass

Kevin and JoAnn Emery of St. Mary Parish in Metamora renew their vows at the Diocesan Marriage Mass on Feb. 13 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. The Emerys celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Feb. 9. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

A marriage that is seen as a vocation, includes and embraces God’s love, and in which each person gives themselves fully to the other only gets better as the years pass. That was one message that Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka shared with more than 100 couples braving frigid cold and taking pandemic precautions such as […]

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“Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)

Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield star in a scene from the movie "Judas and the Black Messiah." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Glen Wilson, Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Compelling fact-based drama, set in the late 1960s, in which a Chicago car thief (LaKeith Stanfield) facing a long prison term agrees to infiltrate the local chapter of the Black Panther Party and supply information to an FBI agent (Jesse Plemons) about the activities of its charismatic chairman, Fred Hampton (Daniel […]

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‘St. Joseph and His World’ is a timely, providential book for his special year

Reviewed by Matthew Vander Vennet Mike Aquilina, vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, and a specialist on early Church history and the Church Fathers, has recently written a book about St. Joseph detailing his world, his responsibilities, and roles as a first century Jew and Davidic heir. The […]

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Pandemic safety means a new way of receiving ashes as Lent is set to begin

The distribution of ashes by sprinkling them on the head is seen during Ash Wednesday Mass at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Manila, Philippines last February. The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has issued a note on how priests can distribute ashes on Feb. 17 while taking precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19. (CNS/Reuters)

Practicing the faith during a pandemic has required equal amounts of creativity and flexibility as people continue to seek out encounters with God. That will be needed again as Catholics approach Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 and a new way of receiving ashes. To minimize physical contact between those who are receiving ashes and those […]

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A slight change is coming soon to the opening prayer priests offer at Mass

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, offers a prayer during a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, people will notice a slight change to the opening prayer at Mass that is intended to bring the English translation into greater alignment with the Latin text and correct the focus of the prayer. “The prayer begins, ‘We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ That makes it clear we’re praying […]

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Lenten Stations at Peoria church link injustices inflicted on Jesus, others today

"The Injustice in Justice" is the theme of the Friday Stations of the Cross this Lent at Holy Family Church in Peoria. (Art by Jim Matarelli)

Jesus’ journey to Golgotha will play out in a very different way this Lent as Holy Family Parish in Peoria looks at “The Injustice in Justice” during its Friday Stations of the Cross. Those begin this Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Father Paul Joseph Langevin, OFM Conv., pastor, and Ron Budzinski, who helped to […]

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