“Stillwater” (Focus)

Matt Damon stars in a scene from the film "Stillwater." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Jessica Forde, courtesy Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Five years after his college-age daughter (Abigail Breslin), an exchange student, was imprisoned in Marseille for the murder of her lesbian lover, a crime of which she insists she is innocent, an unemployed and widowed oil-rig worker (Matt Damon) from the Oklahoma city of the title relocates to the French port […]

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“The Green Knight” (A24)

Dev Patel stars in a scene from the film "The Green Knight." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/courtesy A24 Films)

By Catholic News Service Viewers anxious to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages will revel in writer-director David Lowery’s artful adaptation of the 14th-century romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” in which the former (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s (Sean Harris) nephew, is honor bound by the terms of a challenge he […]

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The Family Resources Center’s mission continues, adapting to changing times

The Family Resources Center will continue at 415 N.E. Monroe St. in Peoria, where it has been based since 2013. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

“The Family Resources Center is not closing.” Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka made that assurance in response to concerns recently raised regarding the future of the pro-life outreach, which since 2013 has been based at 415 N.E. Monroe St. in Peoria, across from the Spalding Pastoral Center. In an interview with The Catholic Post, Bishop Tylka […]

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“Jungle Cruise” (Disney)

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in a scene from the film "Jungle Cruise." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Frank Masi, courtesy Disney Enterprises)

By Catholic News Service In 1916 Brazil, an intrepid British researcher (Emily Blunt) forms an unlikely alliance with a fast-talking Amazon River steamboat captain (Dwayne Johnson) and, aided by her brother (Jack Whitehall), they set off in quest of a mystical tree the healing flowers of which she believes will revolutionize medicine. They’re pursued by […]

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Are we too satisfied to accept what Jesus asks?

Father Timothy Hepner

By Father Timothy Hepner Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 1 Exodus 16:2-4,12-15; Psalm 78:3-4,23-24,25,25,54; Ephesians 4:17,20-24; John 6:24-35 One of the worst things that can happen to us is that we become satisfied. In the first reading the Israelites complain to Moses, “Would that we had died at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, […]

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Sister Ann Regina Hughes, OSF, dies; longtime educator, community treasurer

Sr. Ann Regina Hughes, OSF

WEST PEORIA — Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial are planned for Thursday, July 29, at Immaculate Conception Convent here for Sister Ann Regina Hughes, OSF. Burial will take place on Friday, July 30, in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by the Mass at 7 p.m. Father Dagobert […]

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Lindsey Weishar: ‘Why have I stayed Catholic?’ — a recollection, invitation

"If not Catholic, what else would I be? What other way of living life would be as full of meaning, as rich, as brilliantly mysterious?" writes columnist Lindsey Weishar.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar A friend recently shared that July 4th and New Year’s Eve are days of recollection for her. While those around her are focused on fireworks displays or welcoming in a new year, she takes a moment to pause, to take stock. My own moment to do this […]

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Fr. Joseph Mai-Chi-Thanh, 92, dies; funeral is Thursday morning in Champaign

Father Joseph Mai-Chi-Thanh

CHAMPAIGN — A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Matthew Church here at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, for Father Joseph M. Mai-Chi-Thanh, pastor emeritus of St. Mary Parish in Pesotum. Father Mai-Chi-Thanh, a native of Vietnam who ministered to Vietnamese Catholics in the Champaign and Peoria regions, died on Sunday, July 25, […]

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“Old” (Universal)

Aaron Pierre, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps star in a scene from the movie "Old." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service In between an intriguing set-up and a reasonably credible conclusion, this thriller loses its way, becoming by turns tedious and chaotic. A couple (Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps) on the verge of divorcing and their young children (Nolan River and Alexa Swinton) join other guests from the resort hotel at […]

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