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Katie Faley: Grateful for the 100-year life and wisdom of my Grandpa Faley

Catholic Post columnist Katie Faley is pictured with her grandfather, Mike Faley. Mr. Faley died on Feb. 14, 2021, at the age of 100. (Provided photo)

Cause of Our Joy / Katie Faley My grandfather, Mike Faley, lived 100 years before peacefully passing away this past Valentine’s Day. When my grandmother died in 2004, Grandpa started coming to my family’s home for dinner every night, eventually moving in last year. I got a front row seat to the vast wisdom of […]

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Paul Moore: Ash Wednesday heavenly freckles and the smudge of contrition

Father Joe Hogan distributes ashes 2021 sprinkle-safe style to Dr. Kevin Gray during an evening Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 17 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mahomet. (For The Catholic Post/Greg Taylor Photography)

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore My daughter Sarah did her post-graduate studies in Ireland, and she mentioned something she’d noticed there on Ash Wednesday. Her friend Ruth had come into the classroom (ironically, in Hebrew the name Ruth means “friend”), and Sarah greeted her with a nod and smile. However, Sarah did […]

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Catholic Spirit Radio to mark decade of service in Bloomington-Normal, beyond

Catholic Spirit Radio — serving McLean, Livingston and Logan counties — will mark 10 years since its founding in Bloomington-Normal on March 9. The station is an affiliate of EWTN Global Catholic Radio, and the network will air a message about the anniversary throughout the day. According to a station history compiled for the anniversary, […]

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“Nomadland” (Searchlight)

Frances McDormand stars in a scene from the movie "Nomadland." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A sense of loneliness pervades this poignant drama in which Frances McDormand gives a bravura performance as a working-class widow from a failed factory town who takes to the road in search of seasonal employment, becoming part of a subculture of marginalized nomads who move from one trailer park to the […]

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Catching up with the Peoria Diocese Chapter’s 2020 Night of Knights honorees

One of the many events canceled in 2020 was the “Night of Knights” dinner. The annual event recognizes members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Peoria for outstanding service to the organization as well as their parishes and communities. The Peoria Chapter of the Knights of Columbus invited The Catholic Post […]

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“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is topic of free webinar Saturday morning

A medical assistant fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (CNS/Reuters)

“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is the theme of a free online presentation to be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The presenter will be Dr. Millea, co-founder and current president of the St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities, a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association. The webinar, which seeks […]

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“Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)

Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield star in a scene from the movie "Judas and the Black Messiah." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Glen Wilson, Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Compelling fact-based drama, set in the late 1960s, in which a Chicago car thief (LaKeith Stanfield) facing a long prison term agrees to infiltrate the local chapter of the Black Panther Party and supply information to an FBI agent (Jesse Plemons) about the activities of its charismatic chairman, Fred Hampton (Daniel […]

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‘St. Joseph and His World’ is a timely, providential book for his special year

Reviewed by Matthew Vander Vennet Mike Aquilina, vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, and a specialist on early Church history and the Church Fathers, has recently written a book about St. Joseph detailing his world, his responsibilities, and roles as a first century Jew and Davidic heir. The […]

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A slight change is coming soon to the opening prayer priests offer at Mass

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, offers a prayer during a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, people will notice a slight change to the opening prayer at Mass that is intended to bring the English translation into greater alignment with the Latin text and correct the focus of the prayer. “The prayer begins, ‘We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ That makes it clear we’re praying […]

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Jesus restores the outcast; do we?

Father Dominic Garramone, OSB

By Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Feb. 14 Leviticus 13:1-2,44-46; Psalm 32:1-2,5,11; 1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1; Mark 1:40-45 This Sunday’s Gospel is part of Mark’s introduction of Jesus, in which he answers the question asked so often by the crowds seeing his deeds: “Who is this man?” Over the past few weeks, Mark has […]

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