Walls come down as Spirit brings new life at Catholic charismatic conference

Merlyn Sondag of Immaculate Conception parish in Manito is surrounded with prayer for healing from an arthritic left leg at the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference July 22 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

By Paul Thomas Moore l The Catholic Post Many walls of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resistance came down during the 37th Annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, “I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love.” It took place at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. At one point, presenter Michael Nolan of Shadow on the […]

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“Meg 2: The Trench” (Warner Bros.)

Movie poster for "Meg 2: The Trench" produced by Warner Bros. OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Warner Bros)

By OSV News Unintended comedy paces the boredom-inducing banality of this follow-up to a 2018 feature about the accidental unleashing of an outsized prehistoric shark. Jason Statham returns as the deep-sea diver of the original who now busies himself as a palooka of an environmental warrior. When not rumbling with polluters, he continues exploring the […]

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Cancer diagnosis takes couple on an even closer walk with God and each other

Praying over Mark Buettner at the July 22 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria were Deacon Kevin Zeeb of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton as well as Laura Rebenzer and Miriam Johll of Shadow on the Water. Mark died Nov. 20 after a long, faith-filled fight with cancer. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

By Paul Thomas Moore l The Catholic Post Mark and Pamela Buettner want to make it clear from the get-go — they’re not perfect. “It’s not like we are that family that’s the poster child for dealing with cancer right, I mean because we’re human,” says Pamela. Her husband Mark, who has Stage IV pancreatic […]

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Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord calls us to lifelong transformation

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word l Father R. Michael Schaab Transfiguration of the Lord l Aug. 6 Daniel 7:9-10,13-14; Psalm 97:1-2,5-6,9; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 The Scripture readings for this Sunday are chosen specifically for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, an event observed by Peter, James and John on a high mountain. The readings […]

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Celebrating the storied history of Catholicism in central Illinois

Cause of Our Joy l Katie Faley It’s no secret that Central Illinois has a pretty rich Catholic history. I mean, Fulton Sheen is our hometown boy, after all. Born in El Paso, and raised in Peoria, his Irish immigrant ancestors were some of many who helped establish a thriving Catholic community here. And while the […]

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (Paramount)

This is the publicity poster for the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” The OSV News classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Paramount)

In rebooting a decades-old franchise via CGI animation, director and co-writer Jeff Rowe has the titular testudines (voices of Nicolas Cantu, Shamon Brown Jr., Micah Abbey and Brady Noon) take a meditative turn. Though consistently warned to avoid humans by their adoptive father and mentor (voice of Jackie Chan), a giant rat, they’ve begun to […]

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Neponset native celebrating 60 years with Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa, is observing her 60th anniversary of religious life this year. A native of Neponset, she entered the Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1963. She received the name of Sister Mary Regina Ann, but later changed her name to Sister Eileen. […]

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“Talk to Me” (A24)

Sophie Wilde stars in a scene from the movie “Talk to Me.” The OSV News classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling.(OSV News photo/A24)

By OSV News Australian horror yarn starts with the premise that by grasping a mysterious severed and embalmed hand and saying the titular phrase, people can conjure up, and subsequently be briefly possessed by, the spirits of the deceased. A teen girl (Sophie Wilde) still mourning the recent death of her mother and seeking popularity […]

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