What are we desiring more of in life? Things? Success? How about Jesus?

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 31 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Psalm 90:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-21 I always find there to be a little bit of humor in thinking about what it must have been like for members of the early church to process what Jesus meant when […]

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Pope Francis arrives in Canada focused on elders and on repentance

Pope Francis greets residential school survivor Alma Desjarlais of the Frog Lake First Nation and Chief Greg Desjarlais of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, during a welcoming ceremony with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, looking on at center, and Mary Simon, governor general, (not pictured) at Edmonton International Airport on July 24. The pope was beginning a six-day visit to Canada. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — After a flight of more than 10 hours from Rome, Pope Francis landed in Edmonton and met briefly at the airport with Indigenous leaders, Canada’s governor general and prime minister before heading to the local seminary for a rest. Governor General Mary Simon and […]

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OSF HealthCare, Illinois CancerCare announce ‘enhanced collaboration’

The entrance to the Peoria Cancer Center on Wood Sage Road in Peoria shows the close physical relationship between OSF HealthCare and Illinois CancerCare. The two independent entities announced an enhanced collabortion at a press conference on July 21. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

OSF HealthCare and Illinois CancerCare have announced an “enhanced collaboration” to better deliver comprehensive cancer care for patients and their families in regions served by both independent entities. At a July 21 press conference in the Path of Hope Tribute Garden outside Illinois CancerCare’s main location in northwest Peoria, the new relationship was called “a […]

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Sacred Heart, Moline, breaks ground for Gathering Center, honors pastor’s jubilee

Breaking ground for the new Gathering Center at Sacred Heart Church in Moline on July 17 are (from left) Dave Coene, Sandy Madison, Andrew Dasso, Missy Gasiorowski, Peter Murray, Don Lewis, Jim Watson, Connie Morris, Jim Harl, Father Matthew Cole, parochial vicar, and Father Mark DeSutter, pastor. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — Remembering where they’ve been, rejoicing in where they are, and ready for what’s ahead, members of Sacred Heart Parish here broke ground for a Gathering Center last Sunday, July 17. The ceremonial turning of dirt followed a Mass of Thanksgiving for the formal start of construction for the new building and the 40th […]

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“Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” (Paramount)

Animated character "Hank," voiced by Michael Cera, appears in the movie "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Bathroom humor reaches new depths in this animated martial-arts spoof loosely based on the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles” and directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey. A warmongering cat (voice of Ricky Gervais) plots to destroy a neighboring feline village by installing a hapless dog (voice of Michael Cera) […]

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‘Post’ earns four Catholic press awards, including third place for ‘Best Newspaper’

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Catholic Post was recognized with four awards for journalistic excellence, including third place for Best Newspaper, in judging announced July 7 by the Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada. The awards, based on work published in 2021, were announced at the closing banquet of the association’s conference held […]

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Fr. Michael Calhoun, OSB, is elected the ninth abbot of St. Bede Abbey in Peru

Newly elected Abbot Michael Calhoun, OSB, of St. Bede Abbey in Peru stands between Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, (left), whom he succeeded, and Rt. Rev. Jonathan Licari, OSB, who oversaw the election on July 13 as the abbot president of the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine Monasteries. (Provided photo)

PERU — Father Michael Calhoun, OSB, has been elected the ninth abbot of St. Bede Abbey. He succeeds Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, who served as spiritual leader of the Benedictine community here since 2011. “I feel humbled and honored to serve the St. Bede community as its abbot. I pray for God’s grace to strengthen […]

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