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Paul Moore: Bathing today’s issues in the light of Christ to offer rays of hope

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore I’ve been blessed to have written just over 60 columns for The Catholic Post. I receive cards, letters, and emails from readers on a regular basis. Surprisingly, I’ve never actually received anything negative. Occasionally, the thought has crossed my mind I must be doing something wrong. However, […]

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“Chaos Walking” (Lionsgate)

Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star in a scene from the movie "Chaos Walking." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Murray Close, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Dull dystopian science fiction drama, set in the distant future on a planet colonized by humans, pairs a teen inhabitant (Tom Holland) of its all-male community with a recently arrived astronaut (Daisy Ridley), the first woman he has ever seen. As they journey in search of a communications device that will […]

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If God is merciful, can we be otherwise?

Shawn Reeves

By Shawn Reeves Fourth Sunday of Lent/March 14 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalm 137:1-2,3,4-5,6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 We have a proclivity to make our lives disorderly. We are weak, prone to give into temptation, lacking strong custody over our emotions, and tend toward selfishness. And like a river gnawing at the earth it passes through, the […]

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Chrism Mass returns to Holy Week, but is by invitation only on March 30

The oils to be blessed for sacramental anointing at parishes around the Diocese of Peoria are pictured prior to the 2020 Chrism Mass. This year's Chrism Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

After being delayed until October in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Chrism Mass will return to Holy Week this year. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. and will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. To maintain COVID-19 protocols, attendance is by invitation only. The liturgy will be livestreamed […]

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Pope: Honor martyrs by remaining faithful, working for a better Iraq

Pope Francis signs a book with a message for Syriac Catholics at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad March 5. Also pictured, from left: Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan, Syriac Catholic Archbishop Ephrem Yousif Mansoor Abba of Baghdad and Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad. (CNS/Vatican Media via Reuters)

BAGHDAD (CNS) — Visiting a Baghdad cathedral “hallowed by the blood of our brothers and sisters” murdered in a terrorist attack that shook the world, Pope Francis said their sacrifice must motivate faith and a commitment to working for the common good. The Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Deliverance, sometimes referred to as […]

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“Raya and the Last Dragon” (Disney)

This is a scene from the animated move "Raya and the Last Dragon." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service To defeat the dark force that has brought turmoil to her once-tranquil world and turned many of its inhabitants into stone statues, a teen (voice of Kelly Marie Tran) teams with a dragon (voice of Awkwafina) on a quest to reunite the five fragments of a magical gem that, once made […]

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