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Bedtime Stories

Rating: A-I (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The fanciful yarns a hotel handyman (Adam Sandler) spins about his own life while baby-sitting his niece and nephew (Laura Ann Kesling and […]

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Missionaries of Charity say they’ll stay in Gaza with women, children

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Despite the bombings and Israeli ground-force incursion into the Gaza Strip, the six Missionaries of Charity working in Gaza City say life has some normalcy and they plan to remain. But for other Gazans, life has changed dramatically since Israeli airstrikes began Dec. 27 in an effort to stop Palestinian militants from […]

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San Francisco church, chancery vandalized with graffiti

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco and the administrative offices of the Archdiocese of San Francisco were vandalized in early January with graffiti critical of the church’s support of Proposition 8, the California voter initiative that overturned last May’s state Supreme Court ruling declaring that all couples have the right […]

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Rallies marking abortion anniversary set for days after inauguration

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands of pro-life marchers are expected to rally in Washington Jan. 22 to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, just days after President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated. Abortion opponents also will hold multiple events in the nation’s capital and throughout the U.S. the […]

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POST POLL: Are you a fan of Facebook? (1 response)

Do you have an opinion, pro or con, of Facebook or other online social networking sites? Then take part in the first “Post Poll” of 2009! Responses will be posted here as we receive them, and may appear in a future issue of The Catholic Post’s print edition. Here are some thoughts respondents may want […]

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Light for a dark world

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Epiphany of the Lord, Jan. 4 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 The feast of the Epiphany is one of the most intriguing stories in Scripture. We hear of magi, gifts, tension with authority, flight, star, manger. What do we make of all the subplots — important […]

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Father Finnell dies after fall; funeral Jan. 3 in Morton

MORTON — A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Blessed Sacrament Parish here for Father Eugene L. Finnell, pastor emeritus who guided the Morton parish for 28 years. Father Finnell, a former director of vocations and superintendent of Catholic education for the Diocese of Peoria, died Saturday, Dec. 27, […]

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Services at St. Vincent’s, Peoria, for Fr. Amar, 64

A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria for Father Mubarak Anwar Amar, a former pastor of parishes in Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, and DePue who in recent years had been on leave of absence for health reasons. Father Amar, 64, died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at […]

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Nun to share truths about climate crisis

DAVENPORT, Iowa — There’s a new resource for champions of the environment on both sides of the Mississippi River, and she offers words of hope for the future along with words of caution. “It’s not too late,” said Sister Cathleen Real, CHM, who was one of 135 men and women chosen to take part in […]

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Valkyrie

Rating: A-II (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Generally well-made and engrossing World War II thriller about the true-life final plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take over the government by a group […]

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