Beethoven concert on Facebook Sept. 20 will also seek funds for Sisters’ plans

George Stelluto, music director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, discusses plans for the showing of “Music & Faith” with members of the Apostolic Sisters of St. John, from left, Sister Lety Guadalupe, Sister Anne, Sister Monika Maria, and Sister Victoria Maria. (Provided photo)

A free concert celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday will also invite support for the Apostolic Sisters of St. John’s efforts to build a new convent and chapel at their U.S. novitiate house in rural Princeville. “Music & Faith: Beethoven and the Apostolic Sisters of St. John” will be shown on the Sisters’ Facebook page […]

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Bishop Jenky, Coadjutor Bishop Tylka welcome students to school via video

In this screenshot from his video message welcoming students back to school, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has his school lunch box, featuring his Chihuahuas Vicar and Monsignor, ready to go.

With all of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Peoria in session, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka released video messages welcoming back students and encouraging them to let Jesus be their guide. “I am here to encourage you and your wonderful teachers in continuing your education. In our simply […]

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40 Days for Life campaign kickoff events are scheduled in Champaign and Peoria

Those looking for ways to defend the sanctity of human life are invited to take part in “40 Days for Life,” a campaign of prayer, fasting, and pro-life witness to end abortion scheduled from Sept. 23 to Nov. 1. Public vigils are planned outside Planned Parenthood centers in Champaign and Peoria. In Champaign, two prayerful […]

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Christian morality is motivated by love

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sept. 13 Sirach 27:30 — 28:7; Psalm 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 Those who study comparative religions often ask what is unique about Christian morality. They point out that the world’s great faiths agree to a large degree on ethical issues, to the extent that the teachings […]

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“The Personal History of David Copperfield” (Fox Searchlight)

Dev Patel stars in a scene from the 2020 film "The Personal History of David Copperfield." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Dean Rogers, courtesy Twentieth Century Fox)

By Catholic News Service Of the numerous film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ autobiographical 1850 novel, this may rank as the happiest. As directed by Armando Ianucci, who adapted the screenplay with Simon Blackwell, the movie finds Copperfield (Ranveer Jaiswal and Jairaj Varsani as a boy, Dev Patel as a man) facing life’s challenges, which include […]

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“Bill & Ted Face the Music” (Orion/United Artists)

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves star in a scene from the 2020 film "Bill & Ted Face the Music." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Patti Perret, courtesy Orion Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Nearly three decades on from their second teen adventure, the two amiable, time-traveling, now middle-aged knuckleheads of the title (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) are frustrated by their ongoing inability to fulfill a prophecy that they would someday write a song that would unite the world. But the stakes involved in […]

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“Tenet” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the movie "Tenet." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Melinda Sue Gordon, Warner Bros. Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service As he did with 2010’s “Inception” and “Interstellar” (2014), writer-director Christopher Nolan serves up a cerebral thriller, a blockbuster accompanied by a heavy-handed science lesson — in this case about temporal mechanics and the possibility of time travel. The mysterious spy agency of the title enlists a CIA operative (John David […]

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