“Mortal Kombat” (Warner Bros.)

This is the movie poster for "Mortal Kombat." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service By turns brutal, ponderous and silly, director Simon McQuoid’s feature debut is a reboot adaptation of a series of video games previously brought to the big screen via a couple of movies dating from the mid-1990s. It charts the exploits of a mixed martial arts fighter (Lewis Tan) whose languishing career […]

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“Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” (Sony)

This is an image for the animated movie "Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Aniplex of America and Funimation)

By Catholic News Service Created and marketed, largely if not exclusively, for the fan base of the Japanese comic book and television franchise from which it’s derived, this animated fantasy offers others neither timetable nor roadmap. As the steam-powered vehicle of the title thunders through the night in early 20th-century Japan, screenwriter Koyoharu Gotoge and […]

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“Voyagers” (Lionsgate)

Colin Farrell stars in a scene from the movie "Voyagers." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Vlad Cioplea, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service This tedious sci-fi parable about the positive and negative aspects of human nature pits an aggressive, fear-mongering lad (Fionn Whitehead) against a gentler peer (Tye Sheridan) for the leadership of their fellow crew members on board a spaceship staffed by teenagers and bound for a distant planet. The two also become […]

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Catholic leaders across U.S. see Chauvin verdict as a call for more action

People in New York City are seen near a makeshift memorial April 20 after jurors issued their verdict convicting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. CNS/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)

By Carol Zimmerman / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although Catholic leaders across the country called the April 20 jury verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial a moment of justice, they also stressed there is still a lot of work to do to move toward healing. Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of Minneapolis and St. […]

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Paul Moore: Threads of connection

"When I hold my rosary . . . I sense a cord of connection to Our Lord and Our Lady," writes columnist Paul Thomas Moore.

In My Father’s House / By Paul Thomas Moore Every day I hold on to my health, my happiness, my marriage, my peace of mind, my finances, by the slenderest of threads. There’s no particular matter of concern for me in any of these areas right now, today. It’s just that life has taught me that […]

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Katie Faley: Marveling at glimpses of God’s majestic beauty in a spring garden

Tulips bloom outside St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle. Columnist Katie Faley says "when the tulips, lilies, and daffodils pop up on their own around Easter . . . it's an easy reminder that, with Jesus, we die and rise with new life." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Cause of Our Joy / By Katie Faley The sunny days we have had these last few weeks have me feeling ready to shake off the winter blues. As ambivalent as I can feel about winter when it lingers around a little too long, I am very thankful that I live in an area with […]

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Service is real key to our salvation

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Fourth Sunday of Easter/April 25 Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 Just as the eight days from Easter Sunday to the Second Sunday of Easter are celebrated as one joyful Easter Day, so also the Eight Sundays from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated as one joyful […]

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“Godzilla vs. Kong” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the movie "Godzilla vs. Kong." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Visually spectacular but dramatically feeble creature feature from director Adam Wingard. In following up both 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island” from 2017, screenwriters Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein entangle the titular showdown in the varied strands of interaction among an ensemble cast with the result that […]

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After experiencing Divine Mercy, we must become instruments of it

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy) / April 11 Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 As one reads this Sunday’s Responsorial Psalm, “Let the house of Israel say, ‘His mercy endures forever.’” “Let the house of Aaron say, ‘His mercy endures forever.’” “Let those who fear the Lord […]

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