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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Sister Wilhelmina’s intact remains raising ‘important questions’

Sister Mary Wilhelmina Lancaster, foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is pictured in a Sept. 26, 2019, photo. (OSV News photo/Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles)

By OSV News GOWER, Mo. (OSV News) — Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell puts the number of pilgrims who in the past six weeks have flocked to her Benedictine abbey in rural Missouri at between 10,000 and 15,000. It’s a conservative estimate, she said, of the droves of people who, at times, have waited hours in […]

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Worry and faith: Who do I really trust?

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word l Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSF Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time l June 25 Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 69:8-10,14,17,33-35; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33 “Yes, I hear the whisperings of many: ‘Terror on every side! Denounce! Let us denounce him!’ All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine, ‘Perhaps […]

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“The Flash” (Warner Bros.)

Ezra Miller stars in a scene from the movie “The Flash.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Warner Bros.)

By OSV News Time travel-themed adventure in which the super-speedy DC Comics figure of the title (Ezra Miller) journeys back into the days of his childhood to prevent the murder of his mother (Maribel Verdú), a crime for which his father (Ron Livingston) has since been unjustly convicted. Predictably, his attempt to undo the double […]

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“Elemental” (Disney)

Ember Lumen (voice of Leah Lewis) and Wade Ripple (voice of Mamoudou Athie) appear in the animated movie “Elemental.” The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Disney)

By OSV News Set in a world inhabited by embodiments of the four elements, this animated romantic comedy follows the fortunes of a fire lass (voice of Leah Lewis) whose literally explosive temper is constantly getting her into trouble. Her difficulties only increase when she falls for a water youth (voice of Mamoudou Athie) who […]

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Top graduates of Class of 2023 look back with gratitude and forward with hope

Graphic by Sonia Nelson

Graduation ceremonies for the Diocese of Peoria’s graduating Class of 2023 are complete. Congratulations to all! Following are brief profiles and photos of the valedictorians and salutatorians for seven of the eight Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria: Central Catholic High School in Bloomington; The High School of Saint Thomas More, […]

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New book explores boundaries with grace

Reviewed by Nancy Piccione Most people understand that health is a lifelong practice on a physical level — you don’t “get healthy” once and then abandon the healthy habits that led to it, such as eating well, getting adequate sleep, exercise, and reducing stress. Our bodies, our lives, are gifts from God, and as disciples, we […]

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Cultivating virtue of listening in prayer

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley I was recently in a situation where nobody listened to me. I explained a plan I was making. But when it came time to actually execute that plan, nobody was on the same page at all. I know that they heard me when I first explained the plan. […]

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Sister M. Patricia Klosinski, OSF, dies at 98; had just celebrated 80th anniversary

Sister M. Patricia Klosinski, OSF

EAST PEORIA — A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Sister M. Patricia Klosinski, OSF, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Motherhouse of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, 1175 St. Francis Lane. Burial will follow in the community’s Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. A visitation is planned for 7 p.m. […]

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