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The sick must be cared for in body and soul, says Pope Francis

People in wheelchairs wait for the start of Mass marking World Day of the Sick, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Feb. 11. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Junno Arocho Esteves / Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Caring for the sick means not only healing the wounds of the body but also those that afflict the soul, Pope Francis said. “Care cannot be divided because the human being cannot be divided. We could — paradoxically — save the body and […]

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An open letter from OSF HealthCare

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest commentary from OSF HealthCare was received by The Catholic Post on Feb. 3 and published in The Catholic Post dated Feb. 13, 2022. It was signed by Sister Diane Marie McGrew, OSF, president of OSF HealthCare, and Mike Cruz, MD, chief operating officer of OSF HeathCare. — Throughout OSF HealthCare, […]

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A way to navigate between extremes

Shawn Reeves

Living the Word / By Shawn Reeves Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Feb. 13 Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1:1-2,3,4 and 6; 1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20; Luke 6:17,20-26 This life is full of difficulties. Relationships struggle. Sickness and disease strike unexpectedly. Fortunes shift and wealth is replaced by poverty and want. War and crime disrupt tranquility. Loved ones die. And […]

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Masking is now optional in Catholic schools of the Diocese of Peoria

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka helped Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg celebrate Catholic Schools Week with a visit on Feb. 4 that included the First Friday Holy Hour followed by classroom visits. Here he is pictured with second -graders in the classroom of Stefanie Cross. Three days later, the diocese announced it was updating its policy to make mask wearing optional in its Catholic schools. (Provided photo)

As of Feb. 8, masking is optional in the elementary and secondary schools of the Diocese of Peoria. The decision was made after broad consultation and communicated to diocesan school communities by the Office of Catholic Schools on Feb. 7. The updated policy applies to school personnel, as well as students. (See the accompanying statement […]

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Host of ‘The Miracle Hunter’ to speak at Holy Trinity, Bloomington, on March 6

Michael O'Neill

BLOOMINGTON — “How the Catholic Church Investigates the Supernatural” will be presented by Michael O’Neill — also known as “The Miracle Hunter” — on Sunday, March 6, at Holy Trinity Church, 711 N. Main St. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be time for questions after his presentation. O’Neill is the host of […]

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“Death on the Nile” (20th Century)

Annette Bening stars in a scene from the movie "Death on the Nile." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS screen grab/20th Century Studios via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service The tangled relationships linking an heiress (Gal Gadot), her newlywed husband (Armie Hammer) and the embittered woman (Emma Mackey) who was once both her best friend and his fiancee may or may not be the cause of fatal events during a cruise on the titular river. With an ensemble of suspects […]

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“Moonfall” (Lionsgate)

Patrick Wilson stars in a scene from the movie "Moonfall." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Reiner Bajo, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Dull human interaction alternates with impressive special-effects spectacle in this sullen science-fiction fantasy in which the moon goes out of its orbit and threatens to collide with Earth. To avert this apocalypse, the acting head of NASA (Halle Berry) teams with the disgraced astronaut (Patrick Wilson) who was once her professional […]

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“Jackass Forever” (Paramount)

Chris Pontius, Eric André, Rachel Wolfson and Eric Manaka star in a scene from the movie "Jackass Forever." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Sean Cliver, Paramount)

By Catholic News Service The latest extension of the debased comedy franchise that began as an MTV series continues its tradition of plotless and painful stunts involving sadistic cruelty and every form of excretory function. Presided over, but not often participated in, by ringleader Johnny Knoxville the antics — directed, if that’s the word, by […]

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