“House of Gucci” (MGM)

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga star in a scene from the movie "House of Gucci." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Fabio Lovino, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Despite its tragic ending, for most of its running time this fact-based dynastic saga, fueled by tumultuous emotions, has the feel of a high-end soap opera. Lady Gaga plays a middle-class woman who marries into the titular fashion family. Her unambitious new husband (Adam Driver), a law student, would rather steer […]

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“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” (Screen Gems)

Robbie Amell and Kaya Scodelario star in a scene from the movie "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Screen Gems)

By Catholic News Service A corrupt corporation has poisoned the water supply of the titular factory town, transforming most of its inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies. Among their targets are a police officer (Robbie Amell), his estranged sister (Kaya Scodelario) and three of his colleagues (Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper and Avan Jogia). Writer-director Johannes Roberts’ reboot […]

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Wisconsin parishes pray for victims after SUV plows through parade crowd

A shoe circled in spray paint to mark as evidence is seen on Main Street on Nov. 22, the morning after a car plowed through the Waukesha Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (CNS/Cheney Orr, Reuters)

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CNS) — Church leaders and parishes offered prayers for the five people who died and dozens more who were injured, including a Catholic priest, church parishioners and Catholic school students, when an SUV plowed through spectators watching a Christmas parade. “Our prayers are with the people who have been injured and killed during […]

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“Encanto” (Disney)

This is a scene from the movie "Encanto." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Vivacious animated musical about a teen girl (voice of Stephanie Beatriz) living in an enchanted enclave in Colombia who is the sole member of her family not to have received a supernatural talent on her fifth birthday. As she, her strong-willed grandmother (voice of María Cecilia Botero) and protective parents (voices […]

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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (Columbia)

This is a scene from the movie "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Columbia Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Crowd-pleasing gothic comedy finds a cash-strapped single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two children (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) moving into the remote, dilapidated farmhouse left to her by her estranged, recently deceased father, a seemingly eccentric recluse. As the kids, aided by the girl’s new science teacher (Paul Rudd) and […]

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“King Richard” (Warner Bros.)

Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Aunjanue Ellis, Daniele Lawson, Demi Singleton, Layla Crawford and Mikayla Bartholomew star in a scene from the movie "King Richard." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A vivid performance from Will Smith as the father of future tennis greats Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton) Williams energizes this intriguing fact-based sports drama. By turns determined and, as the nickname of the title suggests, domineering, with the help of his dedicated wife (Aunjanue Ellis), he overcomes long […]

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Bishops approve plans for 3-year National Eucharistic Revival; 2024 Congress in Indy

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis listens to a question during a Nov. 17 session of the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ focus on the significance of the Eucharist in the life of the church isn’t just about the statement they approved at their fall meeting. It also is about something bigger: a three-year eucharistic revival that will culminate with the National Eucharistic Congress 2024 in Indianapolis. The bishops approved a […]

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A list of opportunities for Advent prayer, study, renewal and more in diocese

The first candle of the Advent wreath is seen lit. Advent begins on Nov. 28. (CNS/Katie Rutter)

Advent Sunday Vespers planned in Peoria The Heart of Peoria Catholic Community will host a series of Advent Vespers, starting on the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 28, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 4 p.m., followed by Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m. and […]

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Lindsey Weishar: Refreshing the art of conversation at the Thanksgiving feast

Columnist Lindsey Weishar offers a few suggestions for meaningful conversations around the Thanksgiving table, and beyond.

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar There’s a reason that St. Mother Teresa invites us to begin at home when it comes to ministering to the poor. Noting not only economic poverty, but the proliferation of spiritual poverty in our modern day, she asked, “Are you aware that in your own family, in […]

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