“Creed III” (United Artists)

Jonathan Majors stars in a scene from the movie “Creed III.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. (OSV News photo/Eli Ade, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.)

By OSV News Actor Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with this second sequel to the 2015 reboot of the storied “Rocky” franchise in which he also reprises his role as the champion pugilist of the title. Now retired from the ring, he’s enjoying a prosperous life with his hearing-impaired singer-turned-producer wife (Tessa Thompson) […]

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Knights bringing Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph to Heart of Peoria parishes

The Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph is the latest in the Pilgrim Icon Program of the Knights of Columbus. (Provided photo)

Two local Knights of Columbus councils are making available a Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph for veneration in the parishes of the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community this month, starting at St. Joseph Church, 103 Richard Pryor Place, in Peoria. The display and veneration of the icon will start with the 4 p.m. Mass on […]

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Bishops offer statement on ‘A Catholic Vision for Restorative Justice in Illinois’

Noting that “no human person is beyond redemption,” the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) in February outlined a series of policy priorities to make the criminal justice system in our state more rehabilitative and healing, while also increasing public safety. “With the foundations and recommendations that follow, we contend that our Catholic faith provides a […]

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“Cocaine Bear” (Universal)

Keri Russell stars in a scene from the movie "Cocaine Bear." The OSV News classification is O -- morally offensive. (OSV News photo/Pat Redmond, Universal)

By OSV News After a crazed drug dealer (Matthew Rhys) throws his cargo of the titular narcotic out of an airplane while flying over a national forest, a portion of it is eaten by a black bear who then threatens the lives of a nurse (Keri Russell), her daughter (Brooklynn Prince), the schoolmate with whom […]

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Plaque dedicated in honor of Jill Kenyon, retired teacher at Jordan, Rock Island

Jill Kenyon is surrounded by former students and a former co-worker from Jordan Catholic School who are now at Alleman High School. They are (from left) Henry Mihm, Andrew Torres, Ethan Georlett, Mark VanNatta, Jack Mihm, Quentin Fonseca and Iris Reynolds. VanNatta worked with Kenyon for six years at Jordan Catholic before becoming the athletic director at Alleman. (The Catholic Post/Jill Rodts)

ROCK ISLAND — “Good to be home.” Those were Jill Kenyon’s first words at a ceremony to dedicate a plaque in her honor at Jordan Catholic School during Catholic Schools Week. It is estimated that she taught as many as 1,000 students during her 37 years as the gym teacher there before she retired last […]

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Bishop: Lent invites us to focus on Paschal Mystery, pray for those entering church

Bishop Louis Tylka greets Mary Stech of Mahomet at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion last March at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. In his message for this Lent, he commends those who are preparing for the Easter sacraments of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist to the prayers of all the faithful in the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems)

Dear Friends, Each year, the Church invites us to enter into a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter and the Sacraments of Initiation. This holy season of Lent is marked by practices that invite us to participate more fully in the Lord’s Paschal Mystery. We commit ourselves in a more intentional way to […]

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Looking for a Lenten fish fry? A variety of options available around the diocese

Mary Ralph of Holy Family Parish in Peoria hands fish dinners to Jim Stomberg during the parish’s Lenten fish fry on Friday, Feb. 24, at Holy Family School. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. New listings will be added as they become available. If you would like to add a fish fry, send an email to Jennifer Willems at — BLOOMINGTON: The Knights of Columbus, Father John D. Ring Council 574, will hold a fish fry every […]

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Opportunities for study, prayer and retreats announced as Lent begins

A file photo shows a crown of thorns at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J. Lent begins on Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday. (OSV News photo/Octavio Duran)

Fish fry listings posted, will be updated With the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, comes a listing of fish dinners being offered around the Diocese of Peoria. Information provided to The Catholic Post can be found in the print edition and will be added to our comprehensive online listing as it becomes […]

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