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Forgiveness disarms self-centeredness

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sept. 17 Sirach 27:30—28:7; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 This week’s Gospel teaches the Ethic of Reciprocity. We know it as the Golden Rule. It shows up in virtually every culture and religion across human history. When people discover […]

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Power of faith disposes us to compassion

Living the Word l Tim Irwin Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time l Aug. 20 Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67:2-3,5,6,8; Romans 11:13-14,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 The Gospel for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time presents an ancient example of a polarized society, perhaps encouraging some Christians who promote this view today. In fact, it is a call to look […]

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Good stories: food for the journey

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar In a review he wrote for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” books, C.S. Lewis says something quite profound about the world Tolkien has built: “Despite many a snug fireside and many an hour of good cheer to gratify the Hobbit in each of us, anguish is, for […]

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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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