“Firestarter” (Universal)

This is the movie poster for "Firestarter." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults.(CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service For all its pyrotechnic special effects, director Keith Thomas’ screen version of Stephen King’s sci-fi horror novel, previously adapted by Mark Lester in 1984, fails to ignite. Having inherited paranormal abilities from her parents (Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon), who obtained their own gifts after being experimented on as college students, […]

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St. Gianna’s daughter planning to open spiritual pilgrimage center in Springfield

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., is pictured on April 29 with Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of Italian saint, St. Gianna Beretta Molla. (CNS/courtesy Diocese of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CNS) — Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, a pediatrician and daughter of Italian St. Gianna Beretta Molla, plans to open an international pilgrimage site and center in Springfield to help spread knowledge of and devotion to her parents and promote marriage and family life. “I learned from my saint mom and holy dad to […]

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Join Bishop Tylka on a vocation-themed pilgrimage to France Jan. 22-31, 2023

The Basilica of Ars -- which houses the tomb of St. John Vianney, the patron of parish priests -- is among the sites to be visited during a 10-day pilgrimage to France being planned in early 2023 by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations and led by Bishop Louis Tylka.

Bishop Louis Tylka and leaders of the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations will be spiritual directors for a 10-day pilgrimage to France being planned for Jan. 22-31, 2023. Joining Bishop Tylka in guiding the pilgrimage will be Father Patrick Henehan, diocesan vocations director of formation, and Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, vocations director of recruitment. Organizers emphasize […]

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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney)

Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong star in a scene from the movie "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service The sequel to 2016’s “Doctor Strange” lives up to its name: a maddening, multidimensional, decidedly strange, if typically “Marvel”-ous movie based on the comic book series and directed by Sam Raimi. The neurosurgeon turned wizard (Benedict Cumberbatch) seeks to protect a young woman (Xochitl Gomez) who has the ability to travel […]

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Pro-life advocacy groups plan next steps after abortion draft opinion leak

Norvilia Etienne, of Students for Life, holds a sign outside the Supreme Court of the United States on May 3, the day after a draft of the court's opinion was leaked signaling that the court was leaning toward overturning Roe v. Wade. (CNS/Rhina Guidos)

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although many pro-life groups immediately reacted positively to the news that the majority of Supreme Court justices seem set to overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade decision, some tempered their reaction with a continued call for more advocacy while others kept a wait-and-see approach until the […]

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Chris McGraw to become principal of Bloomington Central Catholic July 1

Chris McGraw

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will embark on a new chapter in its history when Chris McGraw becomes its next principal. His appointment is effective July 1, when current principal Sean Foster begins his new role as Central Catholic’s president. “Chris brings vast experience, gifts of leadership and passion for his faith,” Foster said. […]

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Disciples are called to love even tyrants and those who are the least like Jesus

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin  Fourth Sunday of Easter/May 8 Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalm 100:1-2,3,5; Revelation 7:9,14b-17; John 10:27-30 This week’s very succinct Gospel from St. John offers a helpful insight into discipleship. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall […]

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Quad Cities Catholic Radio’s new 98-foot tower in cross shape to be blessed May 20

KTJT-LP's new radio tower is seen with Sacred Heart Cathedral of Davenport in the background. (Provided photo)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A 98-foot broadcast tower in the shape of a cross has been erected on property just east of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The tower will serve KTJT-LP, Quad Cities Catholic Radio. It will be blessed by Davenport Bishop Thomas Zinkula following a 5:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday, […]

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