Christmas concert planned Dec. 12 in Bartonville is rescheduled for Jan. 2

Photo from the St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir Facebook page.

BARTONVILLE — At the recommendation of the Peoria Health Department and in keeping with ongoing COVID-19 safety measures, the St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir has rescheduled its holiday concert, “A Christmas Hallelujah,” for Sunday, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. The program was originally planned for this Sunday, Dec. 12, at St. Anthony Church, 2525 […]

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Schools office names distinguished educators for the 2021-2022 academic year

The honorees will be profiled in the Catholic Schools Week section of The Catholic Post next month and recognized at a Mass and luncheon marking the end of the school year in May.

This week the Office of Catholic Schools announced the names of the Distinguished Pastor, Principal and Teacher who are being honored for outstanding service this year. They are Father Paul Joseph Langevin, OFM Conv., pastor of Holy Family Parish and School in Peoria; Patsy Santen, principal of St. Vincent de Paul School, Peoria; and Vanessa […]

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“West Side Story” (20th Century)

Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez star in a scene from the movie "West Side Story." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults.(CNS/Niko Tavernise, 20th Century Studios)

By Catholic News Service Splendid second film version of the classic 1957 Broadway musical, directed by Steven Spielberg. As it charts the romance of its modern-day Romeo and Juliet, Manhattan slum dwellers Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler), and their effort to cross the ethnic divide that separates them, a division embodied and intensified […]

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Supreme Court justices seem willing to allow Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

A pro-life advocate is seen near the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 1, the day justices heard oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

By Carol Zimmermann / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the Supreme Court’s first major abortion case in decades — which looked at Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — the majority of justices Dec. 1 seemed willing to let that ban stay in place. But it was unclear if they […]

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Altar cloth from pioneer days is returned to family of deacon in Nauvoo

Deacon Dan Moffitt (left) stands with Father Thomas Szydlik, parochial vicar of the five parishes in the Hancock County Catholic Community, and Deacon Bob Seidler. Father Szydlik is holding the nearly 200-year-old altar cloth, which has been folded and preserved in a box. They are standing in the 1820s Moffitt home. (Provided photo)

NAUVOO — A piece of family history has been returned to Deacon Dan Moffitt, thanks to a promise kept by another permanent deacon and distant cousin from Santa Clarita, California. That promise involves an altar cloth used in the cabin of Thomas Moffitt of Nauvoo by priests who traveled up and down the Mississippi River […]

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Advent a time of waiting, clearing obstacles

Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB

Living the Word / By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Second Sunday of Advent/Dec. 5 Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6 In the days of the Baal Shem Tov, the saintly founder of this particular tradition of Hassidism, it would happen that he would take his disciples into a quiet spot in the forest. There […]

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Katie Faley: Salvation starts with a baby — the unfathomable humility of God

A figurine of the Christ Child is displayed in a Nativity scene. We are called to imitate the humility of Christ born in a manger as a helpless baby, writes columnist Katie Faley. (CNS/Reuters)

Cause of Our Joy / By Katie Faley Happy new liturgical year! Wouldn’t it be neat if we stayed up until midnight on the night before Advent to count down to the moment when the old liturgical year turned into the new one? We’d make a list of resolutions for the new liturgical year. We’d […]

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Paul Moore: Don’t listen to the Devil — Confession is good for the soul

The grace that pervades the soul through confession inevitably leads to greater faith, hope and charity. (CNS/Chaz Muth)

In My Father’s House / By Paul Thomas Moore Blame it all on Father Greg. I was talking with Father Greg Jozefiak recently on “Catholic Conversations” (under “podcasts” at, Nov. 20). I asked him, after Holy Eucharist, what was his second favorite sacrament to administer as a priest. I could tell the question surprised […]

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“House of Gucci” (MGM)

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga star in a scene from the movie "House of Gucci." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Fabio Lovino, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Despite its tragic ending, for most of its running time this fact-based dynastic saga, fueled by tumultuous emotions, has the feel of a high-end soap opera. Lady Gaga plays a middle-class woman who marries into the titular fashion family. Her unambitious new husband (Adam Driver), a law student, would rather steer […]

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“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” (Screen Gems)

Robbie Amell and Kaya Scodelario star in a scene from the movie "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Screen Gems)

By Catholic News Service A corrupt corporation has poisoned the water supply of the titular factory town, transforming most of its inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies. Among their targets are a police officer (Robbie Amell), his estranged sister (Kaya Scodelario) and three of his colleagues (Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper and Avan Jogia). Writer-director Johannes Roberts’ reboot […]

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