40 Hours of eucharistic adoration planned June 7-10 in Chillicothe

Father R. Michael Schaab

CHILLICOTHE — To prepare for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, St. Edward Church will have 40 Hours of eucharistic adoration from Wednesday, June 7, through Saturday, June 10. The featured speaker will be Father R. Michael Schaab, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria. Adoration is planned for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on […]

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“Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony)

Poster from "Spider-man Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures). The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/courtesy Sony Pictures)

After downbeat opening scenes involving a teen angst-ridden Spider-Woman (voice of Hailee Steinfeld), this animated sequel to 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” hits its stride with witty dialogue enlivening the further adventures of the Brooklyn-based hero (voice of Shameik Moore) as he tangles with a mutant mad scientist (voice of Jason Schwartzman) whose increasing powers […]

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“The Boogeyman” (20th Century)

Sophie Thatcher stars in a scene from the movie “The Boggeyman.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Patti Perret, 20th Century Studios)

By OSV News Above-average chiller in which a recently widowed and still grieving father (Chris Messina) and his equally bereft daughters (Sophie Thatcher and Vivien Lyra Blair) become the victims of the unwelcome visitor of the title, with predictably unsettling results. Director Rob Savage’s relatively subtle screen version of a 1973 short story by horror-meister […]

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“The Little Mermaid” (Disney)

Scuttle, voiced by Awkwafina, Flounder voiced by Jacob Tremblay, and Halle Bailey as Ariel appear in “The Little Mermaid.” The OSV News classification is A-I -- general patronage. (OSV News photo/Disney)

By OSV News Charming live-action remake of the classic 1989 animated musical derived from Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 tale centers, as before, on the sea creature of the title (Halle Bailey). When her insatiable curiosity about life on dry land leads her to fall for a human prince (Jonah Hauer-King), the romance causes a conflict […]

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“Fast X” (Universal)

Helen Mirren, and Vin Diesel star in a scene from the movie “Fast X.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Peter Mountain, Universal Pictures)

By OSV News This 10th direct installment of the action franchise that first put the pedal to the metal in 2001 features some religious symbolism and much rhetoric about the bonds that unite its self-constituted family of car-racers but also incorporates a high quotient of nasty mayhem. As the clan’s patriarch (Vin Diesel) goes up […]

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Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF, longtime pastoral care chaplain, dies at 83

Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF

WEST PEORIA — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Friday, June 2, for Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF. It will be celebrated by Msgr. Michael Bliss at 9 a.m. in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, 2408 W. Heading Ave. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, also in West Peoria. A visitation […]

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Eight priests celebrating birthdays in June

They were inadvertently left out of the May 28 issue of The Catholic Post, but not from our wishes for a wonderful new year of life. Many happy returns to: Father Paul Meismer (June 7); Father Scott Archer (June 8); Father Stephen McKinley, OFM Conv. (June 11); Father Robert Hoffmann (June 14); Msgr. Steven Rohlfs […]

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Readings of Easter Season have prepared us well for this Feast of the Holy Spirit

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word l Father R. Michael Schaab Solemnity of Pentecost/May 28 Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,43; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13; Sequence: Veni, Sancte, Spiritus; John 20:19-23 The Scripture readings for Pentecost are wonderful, but it would be wrong to pretend that they stand alone. The readings of the last seven Sundays, including Easter, have been gradually preparing us […]

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