Pope Francis arrives in Canada focused on elders and on repentance

Pope Francis greets residential school survivor Alma Desjarlais of the Frog Lake First Nation and Chief Greg Desjarlais of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, during a welcoming ceremony with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, looking on at center, and Mary Simon, governor general, (not pictured) at Edmonton International Airport on July 24. The pope was beginning a six-day visit to Canada. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service EDMONTON, Alberta (CNS) — After a flight of more than 10 hours from Rome, Pope Francis landed in Edmonton and met briefly at the airport with Indigenous leaders, Canada’s governor general and prime minister before heading to the local seminary for a rest. Governor General Mary Simon and […]

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“Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” (Paramount)

Animated character "Hank," voiced by Michael Cera, appears in the movie "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Bathroom humor reaches new depths in this animated martial-arts spoof loosely based on the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles” and directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey. A warmongering cat (voice of Ricky Gervais) plots to destroy a neighboring feline village by installing a hapless dog (voice of Michael Cera) […]

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‘Post’ earns four Catholic press awards, including third place for ‘Best Newspaper’

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Catholic Post was recognized with four awards for journalistic excellence, including third place for Best Newspaper, in judging announced July 7 by the Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada. The awards, based on work published in 2021, were announced at the closing banquet of the association’s conference held […]

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Katie Faley: Becoming friends with the saints and becoming saints with friends

Columnist Katie Faley, second from left, is shown with her Totus Tuus missionary team in 2016. (Provided photo)

Cause of Our Joy / By Katie Faley Growing up Catholic, I was aware of many saints by the time I reached second grade. My favorite saints have changed over the years. When I was little, I liked the saints with the most interesting life stories. As I’ve gotten older, I connect more with the […]

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Fr. Dittmer, Fr. Loftus named vicars for Rock Island and Danville vicariates

Bishop Louis Tylka has recently appointed two priests as vicars forane to serve regions of the Diocese of Peoria. Father Antonio Dittmer, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Moline, is the new vicar forane of the Rock Island Vicariate, which embraces 15 parishes in the communities of Andalusia, Coal Valley, Colona, East Moline, Hampton, Milan, […]

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Martha, Mary, and ‘radical hospitality’ to make others feel known and loved

Carla Oliver

Living the Word / By Carla Oliver Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / July 17 Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15:2-3,3-4,5; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42 For the better part of my life, my heart has been consistently captivated by an unexpected source of motivation. This particular gift has motivated me to gain new depths of self-knowledge, shown me […]

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Visitation, funeral planned July 9 in Lacon for Sister M. Justina Delonga, DSF

Sister M. Justina Delonga, DSF

LACON — A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister M. Justina Delonga, DSF, will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the motherhouse of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi here. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lacon. […]

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