San Francisco archbishop says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters, and Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — San Francisco’s archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights’” and goes to confession and receives absolution “for her cooperation in this evil.” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone […]

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Nine permanent deacons in diocese are marking 25th anniversary of ordination

Five of the permanent deacons who are celebrating their 25th anniversary of ordination this year were present at the Deacon Convocation on March 5. They are (group photo from left) Deacon Russ Swim, Deacon Joe LaHood, Deacon Ernie Whited, Deacon Bob Pomazal and Deacon Roger Hunter. Unavailable when the group photo was taken are (top to bottom) Deacon Brendan Carolan, Deacon Dennis DeVooght, Deacon Lawrence Honzel and Deacon Nicholas Simon. (Group photo by The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of Jubilarians 2022, a 20-page section of The Catholic Post dated May 22, 2022, and honoring the priests, religious, and permanent deacons marking milestone years of ministry. — The Diocese of Peoria’s sixth class of permanent deacons gave 17 new ministers of the word, sacrament and charity to the […]

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Bishop Tylka to celebrate Mass for new Catholics at cathedral on June 5

Trisha Lengfelder (left) with her sponsor Susan Zola listens as the Exsultet or Easter Proclamation is sung at the beginning of the Easter Vigil at St. Matthew Church in Champaign on April 16. Lengfelder would be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, be confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time that evening. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Those who were received into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter Vigil have been invited to join Bishop Louis Tylka on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, for a Mass for New Catholics. It will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave. The families, friends and sponsors who accompanied these […]

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Four characteristics that indicate a life of authentic Christian discipleship

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 22 Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,4,5,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 Americans highly value convenience. When companies retool their products and services, they hope to make things more convenient for their customers. The website I use to book golf tee times has recently been reworked and to […]

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“Family Camp” (Roadside)

This is the movie poster for "Family Camp." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Roadside)

By Catholic News Service Leaden evangelical comedy in which the wife (Leigh-Allyn Baker) of a business-obsessed dad (Tommy Woodard) convinces him to sign their family up for a weeklong visit to the summer camp their parish runs in the hope of getting him to focus on being a spouse and father. Instead, he gets caught […]

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“Downton Abbey: A New Era” (Focus)

Hugh Bonneville, left, Elizabeth McGovern, center, and Laura Carmichael, right, star in a scene from the movie "Downton Abbey: A New Era." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Ben Blackall, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Screenwriter Julian Fellowes once again weaves his magic with this second film adaptation of his landmark ITV and PBS television series. This time out, the titular grand manor plays host to the cast and crew of a silent movie whose director (Hugh Dancy) falls for the married elder daughter (Michelle Dockery) […]

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Katie Faley: Praying with Mary through the powerful tool of the rosary

"No matter what aspect of the faith we meditate upon while praying the rosary," writes Katie Faley, "we are assured that Mary is listening to our prayers and imploring the Father to shower us with His grace." (CNS/Reuters)

May is such a wonderful month, isn’t it? We finally get to see the May flowers that the April showers worked so hard to nourish, the world regains its color, and we get to celebrate our earthly mothers and our heavenly mother. There are so many ways to honor Mary — May crownings, the Memorare, […]

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High schools complete strategic plan process; implementation set this fall

Matthew Vander Vennet, director of advancement and development at The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign, makes a point as the advancement committee for the Partners in Mission process at the school gets busy on April 29. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — The High School of Saint Thomas More became the fifth and final diocesan high school to put together a strategic plan this month, with the guidance of Partners in Mission, a Boston-based consulting firm engaged by the Office of Catholic Schools. With the approval of Bishop Louis Tylka, all the plans are due […]

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