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Bishop Tylka’s September prayer calendar for parishes and religious communities

Bishop Tylka's prayer calendar for September has Holy Cross Parish in Mendota slated for special remembrance on Sept. 14, the feast of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been praying for each parish in the Diocese of Peoria by name this year, thanks to a calendar he developed with the assistance of Sister Linda Burkitt of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Heading Avenue Franciscans). The prayer calendar also includes days special to the religious […]

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“PAW Patrol: The Movie” (Paramount)

This is a scene from the animated movie "PAW Patrol: The Movie." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Spin Master, Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Pleasant big-screen version of the Nickelodeon cartoon series about a rescue crew of puppies led by a preteen boy (voice of Will Brisbin). After the egotistical politician (voice of Ron Pardo) who has long been their nemesis is corruptly elected mayor of a nearby city, the team relocates there from the […]

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Lindsey Weishar: Lessons in hospitality, vulnerability, from life in a monastery

The Little Sisters of the Lamb monastery in Kansas City, Kansas.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar For the past month, I’ve been living in a monastery. A rapid-fire move back to Kansas City left me temporarily in need of a place to stay, as I sought out an apartment. The monastery belongs to a French-based religious community — The Little Brothers and Sisters […]

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Paul Moore: ‘Set it and forget it’ is not a good idea for faith between sacraments

Ron Popeil with the Ronco Showtime Rotisserie.

“In My Father’s House” / By Paul Thomas Moore Gadget inventor and pitchman extraordinaire Ron Popeil passed away on July 28. He was 86. Not to make light of any soul’s passing, but many of Mr. Popeil’s creations have already been laid to rest in attics and yard sales from here to kingdom come. The […]

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The modern world needs Christians to be credible witnesses, lights to the nations

Father Timothy Hepner

By  Father Timothy Hepner Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Aug. 29 Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; James 1:17-18,21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 As the school year has begun, teachers are rediscovering that kid. You know: The kid who is always ready to prove how smart he is by blurting out the answer or going so far as to […]

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“The Night House” (Searchlight)

Rebecca Hall and Vondie Curtis-Hall star in a scene from the movie "The Night House." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Creative, though elusive, psychological chiller in which Rebecca Hall, who ably sustains the whole movie, plays a recently widowed school teacher trying to come to terms with her architect husband’s (Evan Jonigkeit) gunshot suicide. Continuing to reside in the lake house he designed for them, she has a series of eerie […]

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“The Protege” (Lionsgate)

Maggie Q stars in a scene from the movie "The Protege." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Jichichi Raul, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service After her mentor, a contract killer (Samuel L. Jackson), is slain while investigating a shady business executive (Patrick Malahide), a skilled assassin (Maggie Q) resolves to close the case and avenge the murder. But the intrigue into which she intrudes brings her up against an equally gifted criminal (Michael Keaton) who […]

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“Reminiscence” (Warner Bros.)

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson star in a scene from the movie "Reminiscence." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Pretentious neo-noir, set in a flooded, dystopian Miami where people use advanced technology to retreat into the past. An expert guide in the process (Hugh Jackman) falls for an alluring client (Rebecca Ferguson) but their affair is abruptly broken off by her sudden disappearance, after which he becomes obsessed with locating […]

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