“Haunted Mansion” (Disney)

Lindsay Lamb stars in a scene from the movie Haunted Mansion.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Disney)

By OSV News Set in New Orleans, director Justin Simien’s adaptation of a theme park attraction features an ensemble cast (led by LaKeith Stanfield as a skeptical scientist) most of whose characters are united by the fact that, having visited the titular dwelling, one or another of its various ghosts has followed them home, eventually […]

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“Barbie” (Warner Bros.)

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie star in a scene from the movie “Barbie.” The OSV News classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Warner Bros.)

By OSV News Tedious ideology-driven comedy in which the Mattel doll of the title (Margot Robbie) and her male sidekick (Ryan Gosling) leave the feminist paradise they’ve always inhabited and journey to the real world where she discovers the tribulations, and he the joys, of patriarchy. With male dominance threatening to ruin Barbie Land, the […]

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Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, appointed archbishop of Dubuque

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. (OSV News photo/courtesy The Catholic Messenger)

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. Archbishop-designate Zinkula’s installation Mass is scheduled for Oct. 18. The appointment was announced in Washington July 26 by Cardinal-designate Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop-designate Zinkula was installed as the ninth […]

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Deacon Dennis J. Gillan dies; served Spring Valley parish, as well as Cursillo and TEC

Deacon Dennis Gillan

AMBOY — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Saturday, July 29, for Deacon Dennis J. Gillan at St. Anthony Church of The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 510 Richard A. Mautino Drive, in Spring Valley. Father Scott Potthoff, pastor, will be the celebrant for the 10 a.m. liturgy. Burial will follow in the […]

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World Youth Day will be held in Portugal Aug. 1-6; Pope Francis is ready — are you?

Pope Francis speaks to young people in a video message released by the Vatican in preparation for World Youth Day, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. (CNS screengrab/Courtesy Holy See Press Office)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a green light from his doctor, Pope Francis has assured young people that he will be with them in Portugal for World Youth Day despite having surgery in June. “Some think that because of the illness I won’t go, but the doctor told me that I can go, so I […]

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Books perfect for the Eucharistic Revival

Reviewed by Katie Bogner As we enter into the second year of the National Eucharistic Revival, our focus turns to reviving our parishes. Strengthening the faithful celebration of Holy Mass and eucharistic adoration might be supported with an unlikely tool — picture books! While intended for the youngest of Catholics, the whole family can benefit from […]

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By practicing the faith, we can make light of Christ shine, reveal God’s kingdom

Living the Word l Tim Irwin Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time l July 23 Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm 86:5-6,9-10,15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 St. Matthew presents five sermons spread throughout his Gospel, the most well-known being the Sermon on the Mount. Beginning last week and concluding next week, the Gospel readings feature the third great sermon — […]

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In fun and faith, Sheen Family Day shows life worth living, faith worth having

Volunteer Sarah Hogan, principal of St. Vincent de Paul School in Peoria, conducts a guided tour of St. Mary’s Cathedral. She touched on Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s ordination there, and the time he dropped a wine cruet on the marble floor, causing it to shatter, while serving Mass for Bishop John Lancaster Spalding. The bishop predicted that one day young Fulton would study at Louvain University in Belgium, as he had, and be “just as I am” -- a bishop. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

By Paul Thomas Moore of The Catholic Post Since the mid-20th century, Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been celebrated as a master of popular media for the purpose of inspiring faith. When they met in 1979, Pope John Paul II said of him, “You have written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus. You are […]

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“Oppenheimer” (Universal)

Cillian Murphy stars in the movie “Oppenheimer.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Melinda Sue Gordon, Universal)

By OSV News Impressive but uneven portrait of the famed theoretical physicist of the title (Cillian Murphy in a complex portrayal) who died in 1967, aged 62. Writer-director Christopher Nolan compellingly depicts both the scientist’s collaboration with a hard-driving Army general (Matt Damon) in the race to develop the atomic bomb during World War II […]

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