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“Jurassic World Dominion” (Universal)

This is a poster for the movie "Jurassic World Dominion." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

Wrap-up of the second trilogy of sci-fi films ultimately derived from novels by Michael Crichton. As the trio of scientists (Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) at the heart of the original movie works to thwart the machinations of an evil biotech corporation (headed by Campbell Scott), the duo (Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris […]

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Brutal attack on Pentecost Mass-goers in Nigeria called attack on ‘entire church’

St. Francis Xavier Church is seen the day after worshippers were attacked by gunmen during Pentecost Mass, in Owo, Nigeria, June 5. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)

This story was updated on June 8, 2022 By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — The brutal attack on people at a Catholic church in Nigeria on Pentecost Sunday is “an attack on the entire church,” said a U.S. official of Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity. According to the […]

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U.S. bishops urge Congress to address gun violence, suggest specific measures

Pictured in this composite photo clockwise from top left are: Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities; Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane, Wash., chairman of the USCCB Committee on Catholic Education; Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development; and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. (CNS composite/photos by Robert Duncan, Paul Haring, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Dennis Callahan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the multiple mass shootings in recent weeks, the chairmen of four U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to “stop the massacres of innocent lives.” “We urge all members of Congress to reflect on the compassion […]

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For graduates: Prayerful discernment is key to job search, being worker God needs

As The Catholic Post was putting together the story on “Faithful Careers: Integrating the Catholic Faith and Work” by Dr. Peter Smudde, we asked for his thoughts about why taking a faith-filled approach to finding a job and building one’s career is important to bring college graduates the kind of satisfaction they’re seeking. His response […]

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San Diego bishop says he was ‘stunned,’ ‘humbled’ by being named a cardinal

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego, seen here during a Mass in 2020., was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on May 29. (CNS/David Maung, Diocese of San Diego)

By Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Robert W. McElroy told reporters May 31 that when he learned he is among the 21 new cardinals Pope Francis will create Aug. 27, “I said a big prayer.” “I said several prayers because I was stunned and so shocked by this,” said the 68-year-old prelate […]

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Lindsey Weishar; ‘Come, Holy Spirit!’ — make room, be attuned to presence in us, others

The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a church's stained-glass window. (CNS/Crosiers)

As we approach Pentecost, the birthday of the church, the third person of the Trinity has been on my mind. What a delightful, indescribable being, and what a powerhouse! The Catechism says this about the Holy Spirit: Now God’s Spirit, who reveals God, makes known to us Christ, his Word, his living Utterance, but the […]

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Pentecost: Growing in love with the Holy Spirit, and in intimacy with the Trinity

Father Timothy Hepner

Living the Word / By Father Tim Hepner Solemnity of Pentecost/June 5 Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Romans 8:8-17; John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16,23b-26 Imagine a young man bringing his girlfriend home to meet his family, introducing her one by one to each person, telling her their names as she smiles and shakes their […]

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Meet the valedictorians, salutatorians of the Class of 2022 in Catholic schools

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below are photos and brief biographies of the valedictorians and salutatorians of the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. We congratulate them, all Class of 2022 graduates, their school staffs and families for their accomplishments and perseverance — especially through the years of pandemic. The top students were […]

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‘Totus Tuus’ weeks for youth are set at 24 sites across Diocese of Peoria this summer

In this 2021 file photo, children in the Totus Tuus day program at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton gather for prayer, song and a fun activity as the day begins. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Twenty-four sites throughout the Diocese of Peoria will host “Totus Tuus” weeks this summer, providing Catholic children in grades 1-12 a prayer-filled and fun environment to help them come closer to Christ. “Totus Tuus” is a Latin phrase that means “totally yours.” It was St. John Paul II’s motto to describe his dedication to Jesus […]

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