“Yes, God, Yes” (Vertical)

Francesca Reale and Natalia Dyer star in a scene from the movie "Yes, God, Yes." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Vertical Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Sexual hypocrisy runs rampant in the early-2000s world of a 16-year-old Catholic schoolgirl (Natalia Dyer) who, so writer-director Karen Maine’s script for this semi-autobiographical drama insists, needs to leave her supposedly repressive religion behind and learn to have fun. Getting her down in the meantime are a priest (Timothy Simons) with […]

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Six new seminarians formally received

At a Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on July 31, six men were accepted as seminarians for the Diocese of Peoria. Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka presided at the Rite of Reception, which came at the end of the annual St. Joseph Days retreat. The new seminarians pictured above and where they will […]

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“The Rental” (IFC)

Alison Brie stars in a scene from the movie "The Rental." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/IFC Films)

By Catholic News Service Actor Dave Franco’s directorial debut (which he also co-wrote) is a horror movie long on tension but short on logic or resolution. Two brothers, one (Dan Stevens) traveling with his wife (Alison Brie), the other (Jeremy Allen White) accompanied by his live-in girlfriend (Sheila Vand), rent a luxurious house in the […]

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“The Burnt Orange Heresy” (Sony)

Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland star in a scene from the 2020 film "The Burnt Orange Heresy." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Jose Haro, courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

By Catholic News Service Literate but mannered suspense drama, set in Northern Italy where a high-powered art dealer (Mick Jagger) gives a shady critic (Claes Bang) the opportunity for a world-class scoop when he offers him the chance to interview a famously reclusive painter (Donald Sutherland). But he also blackmails the writer into stealing one […]

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Expect a miracle at Mass this Sunday

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 2 Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145:8-9,15-16,17-18; Romans 8:35,37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 All creatures great and small eat in order to live. Long before we learn how to speak, read, write, or even use the porcelain facilities, we learn how to feed ourselves. No surprise, then, that dining serves as a […]

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Homily by Cardinal Blase Cupich from the episcopal ordination Mass of Bishop Tylka

Cardinal Blase Cupich addresses his homily remarks to Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka during the ordination Mass on July 23 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (For The Catholic Post/Daryl Wilson)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, at the July 23 Mass of Ordination for Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. While our good friend Bishop Jenky sadly could not be present today, I want to thank him and his […]

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Bishop Tylka’s remarks on the occasion of his episcopal ordination July 23, 2020

At the end of the Mass for his episcopal ordination, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka offered his thanks to his family, to Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago for being a mentor, and to the priests and people of the Diocese of Peoria for their warm welcome. He concluded his remarks with his motto, inviting people to join him to "Go Make Disciples." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As we conclude this beautiful liturgy of my ordination as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, I want to take a brief moment to try to express my heart to you. I am filled with great joy and tremendous gratitude today. The great joy comes from knowing that the Holy Spirit continues to work […]

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Text of Bishop-elect Tylka’s homily for Vespers on July 21 at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka embraced his new diocese at Vespers on July 21 by donning the stole believed to have been worn by Jesuit Father Jacques Marquette the first time he preached the Gospel in what is now Illilnois. He also wore the pectoral cross that belonged to Archbishop John Lancaster Spalding, the first bishop of the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka during Vespers at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Tuesday, July 21. For a story on the evening service, click here. — My brother priests, both the few that are with us from the Archdiocese of Chicago, some of […]

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Symbolism of Bishop Tylka’s coat of arms explained; motto is ‘Go Make Disciples’

Bishop Tylka's coat of arms and episcopal motto, "Go Make Disciples"

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each bishop has his own coat of arms bearing his episcopal motto — usually a quote from Scripture — and symbols that have some personal significance. These coats of arms are used on documents and letterhead and other items pertaining to that bishop. Bishop Tylka’s coat of arms was designed by Father Guy […]

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