Moore joins staff of The Catholic Post

Paul Thomas Moore

The Catholic Post has a new staff writer. He is Paul Thomas Moore and if the name sounds familiar it’s because he has contributed the column “In My Father’s House” to The Post since November 2018. “We know readers have enjoyed Paul’s columns and look forward to the stories he will tell of the people, […]

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“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Universal)

Animated characters Mario, voiced by Chris Pratt, and Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, appear in “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” The OSV News classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (OSV News photo/Universal)

By OSV News Animated origin story for the siblings of the title (voices of Chris Pratt and Charlie Day) dutifully accounts for various elements in the landmark video games in which they are featured. Magically transported to an alternate universe, the duo of Brooklyn plumbers become separated in the process, one landing in an upbeat […]

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In ‘The Dry Wood,’ Houselander explores the mystery of Christ’s life in us

Reviewed by Lindsey Weishar Though certainly not a new book, mid-20th century spiritual writer Caryll Houselander’s “The Dry Wood” has something to say to 21st-century readers. Houselander’s only novel, originally published in 1947, has recently been re-released by The Catholic University of America Press as a part of its Catholic Women Writers Series. The novel takes as its […]

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From palms to Passion: How can we enter fully into the mystery of Holy Week?

This detail of Jesus carrying his cross is from a stained glass window at St. Joseph Church in Peoria. (Father Dominic Garramone, OSB)

Living the Word l Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/April 2 (At the procession with palms) Matthew 21:1-11 (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14 — 27:66 Palm Sunday: a day of contrasts! In our liturgy we move from palms to Passion; from hope to heartbreak. Reflection beforehand […]

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Doctors say Pope Francis can be discharged from hospital April 1

Pope Francis gives a chocolate Easter egg to a patient in the pediatric oncology ward of Rome's Gemelli hospital March 31. The Vatican said the pope spent about half an hour on the ward the afternoon before he was scheduled to be released from Gemelli after being treated for bronchitis. (CNS photo/Holy See Press Office)

ROME (CNS) — The medical team at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, after evaluating the results of Pope Francis’ latest tests, confirmed he can be discharged April 1. The 86-year-old pope had been showing continued and “marked” improvement for what tests revealed was a case of bronchitis, after he was admitted to the hospital the afternoon of […]

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“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (Paramount)

Justice Smith, Chris Pine, Sophia Lillis, and Michelle Rodriguez star in a scene from the movie “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Aidan Monaghan, Paramount Pictures)

By OSV News In reworking lore from the well-known role-playing fantasy game of the title, co-directors and writers (with Michael Gilio) Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley ignore a trilogy of previous adaptations to get an entirely fresh start. Their lavish odyssey tale follows an ex-spy-turned-imprisoned-thief (Chris Pine) as he makes his escape and seeks […]

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Bishops call on faithful to pray for Pope Francis’ recovery during hospitalization

Pope Francis is assisted at the end of his general audience in leaving St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 29. The pope was hospitalized that afternoon with a respiratory infection after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days and was expected to remain in the hospital for several days of treatment, the Vatican said. (OSV News photo/Antoine Mekary)

By Kate Scanlon WASHINGTON (OSV News) — After the Vatican said Pope Francis was hospitalized for a pulmonary infection March 29, Catholic bishops in the United States called on the faithful to pray for the Holy Father’s recovery. “On behalf of my brother bishops, I invite all the faithful to pause, if possible before the […]

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