Looking ahead by looking back at ‘bests’

My Vocation is Love l Lindsey Weishar I’ve begun this article to the swish and whisper of blowing snow. It is officially winter, and this grey day invites contemplation, a chance to rest. Recently, a friend shared an article from The Catholic World Report titled “The Best Books I Read in 2022.” Published annually, this […]

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Funeral held for Sister Joanne Feist, 88; Bloomington native taught for 46 years

Sister Joann Feist, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was offered Dec. 17 for Sister Joann (Antonia) Feist, OP, at the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Dominicans here. A natural burial took place on Dec. 8 in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Sister Joann died Dec. 6, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 88. Born in […]

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What can we do to see as wise men saw?

Tim Irwin

Living the Word l Tim Irwin Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord l Jan. 8 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 When my 3-year-old grandson, Nicholas, first saw the statues of the three wise men, he asked his mother, “Are those papas bringing prizes?” In a word, yes. The website Healthline reports on […]

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“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix)

Daniel Craig, and Janelle Monáe star in a scene from the movie "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery." (OSV News photo/John Wilson, courtesy NETFLIX)

(OSV News) Worthy successor to the 2019 comic whodunit once again mixes humor with the elements of a  thriller as the world’s greatest detective (Daniel Craig), the protagonist of the earlier film, finds himself on the Greek island that serves as the lavish retreat of an eccentric billionaire (Edward Norton). There, the mogul plans to […]

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Pope Emeritus Benedict’s body solemnly, lovingly carried to St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, sprinkles holy water on the body of Pope Benedict XVI during a Rite of Reception after the transfer of the body into St. Peter's Basilica in the early morning at the Vatican Jan. 2, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The consecrated women who cared for Pope Benedict XVI in his retirement gently stroked his hands before his body was carried on a red-covered stretcher to a van for its last journey to St. Peter’s Basilica. The women, members of Memores Domini, along with Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the late pope’s personal […]

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