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“Copshop” (Open Road)

Gerard Butler stars in a scene from the movie "Copshop." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Kyle Kaplan, Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service In this tense, gritty crime drama, set in an isolated Nevada police station, a dedicated rookie officer (Alexis Louder) gets caught up in plight of a slippery con artist (Frank Grillo) with a price on his head who is simultaneously being pursued by two contract killers, one (Gerard Butler) somewhat civilized, […]

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“Malignant” (Warner Bros.)

Annabelle Wallis stars in a scene from the movie "Malignant." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service There’s a dreary feel to the early scenes of this horror tale from director James Wan and, though it later perks up to become creatively creepy, the initially somewhat restrained gore factor goes off the charts in a climactic rampage of slicing, dicing and dismemberment. After a mysterious intruder murders her […]

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“Queenpins” (STX)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Kristen Bell star in a scene from the movie "Queenpins." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/STX Films)

By Catholic News Service Amusing yet morally flawed fact-based caper comedy written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. Strapped for cash, a suburban housewife (Kristen Bell) and her best friend (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) strike on the idea of collecting and selling coupons for free products, a scheme they undertake on such a large scale […]

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Answer the invitation to take up our cross and be a person for others

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 12 Isaiah 50:4c-9a; Psalm 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 This Sunday’s Gospel gives us a lot to think about. It illustrates how the Evangelists shared the events of Jesus’s life in various ways in order to clarify the message. It also illustrates that people […]

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Poetry compilation leads to encounter with God via creation’s beauty

"The Wisdom of Wild Grace" is a compilation of poems by Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner.

Reviewed by Katie Faley Sometimes beauty is easy to see, and sometimes it just isn’t. Christine Valters Paintner, in her compilation of poems “The Wisdom of Wild Grace,” takes the beauty of creation, the wild world made by the hand of God, and puts it into words. Even though this poetry does not explicitly note […]

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Photos of deceased loved ones sought for Post’s 2021 All Souls memorial video

A screen capture from The Catholic Post's 2018 All Souls Day memorial video. We once again invite readers to submit photos of recently deceased loved ones for inclusion in our 2021 tribute.

The Catholic Post invites photos of loved ones who died in the past year for inclusion in a memorial video to be released on Nov. 2, All Souls Day. The photos should be of persons from within the Diocese of Peoria who have died since Sept. 1, 2020. They may be emailed to tdermody@cdop.org  or […]

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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Disney)

Tony Leung and Fala Chen star in a scene from the movie "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in this Marvel Comics-derived adventure, directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton. To the amazement of his best friend and co-worker (Awkwafina), a mild-mannered, ambitionless San Francisco parking valet (Simu Liu) turns out to be the superhero of the title, trained from his youth […]

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Texas’ 6-week abortion ban is law after Supreme Court fails to block it

A pro-life sign is displayed during the 2019 annual March for Life rally in Washington. A new law in Texas that became effective Sept. 1 is one of the strictest abortion measures in the country, banning abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

(This story was updated on Friday, Sept. 3.) By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a late-night decision Sept. 1, the Supreme Court ruled against blocking a Texas law banning abortions at six weeks of pregnancy. The 5-4 vote, issued with a one-paragraph unsigned opinion, said the challengers to the Texas law […]

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