‘Man of the Shroud’ touring exhibit at Holy Trinity, Bloomington, May 6-8

This collage of the "Man of the Shroud" touring exhibit is from the website

BLOOMINGTON — The “Man of the Shroud” touring exhibit will make a stop at Holy Trinity Church, 106 W. Chestnut St., from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8. It is made available by the Conventual Franciscans of Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Exhibit hours at Holy Trinity are: May 6, 5-8 […]

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Disciples cannot be cynics, must trust

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy) / April 24 Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31 Alternative History refers to a type of speculative fiction that asks what if a given historic event had played out differently. What if the encounter between St. Thomas the Apostle […]

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In Easter Message, Bishop Tylka offers five ‘foundations’ for diocese going forward

Bishop Tylka celebrates Easter Sunday Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on April 17. In an extended Easter message to the faithful of the Diocese of Peoria, the bishop called Evangelization, the Eucharist, Discipleship, Vocations, and Archbishop Fulton Sheen as foundations to build upon in the coming years. (Photo for The Catholic Post by Lynn Kavelman)

Following is the full text of a message from Bishop Louis Tylka released on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. EASTER 2022 Dear People of God in the Diocese of Peoria, Every year as we celebrate Easter, we hear from the Gospels of the first encounters with the Good News: “Jesus has risen from the dead!” […]

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European church leaders ask Russian patriarch to support Easter truce

A woman wipes the rain from the headstone of a loved one in order to write a message on the cross in Bucha, Ukraine, April 10, during the Russian War. (CNS/Alex Kent)

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — European Catholic and Protestant leaders echoed Pope Francis’ appeal for an Easter cease-fire in Ukraine, and they asked Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow to support it. “We are writing to request your public support for this initiative,” they wrote to the patriarch, who has […]

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the 2022 film "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/courtesy Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Tepid third installment in the fantasy franchise that began in 2016 with an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter”-related novel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Returning director David Yates takes viewers on a trot around the globe of the early 1930s and marshals imposing special effects. Yet, as scripted […]

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Ukraine: Russian soldiers attack Caritas office in Mariupol, ransack seminary

The Caritas Ukraine office in Mariupol is pictured in a screenshot. In a statement published on its website, Caritas Ukraine said several people "were hiding from shelling and looking for a safe haven" in its Mariupol office when a Russian tank fired on the building, killing seven people. (CNS screenshot/Caritas Twitter feed)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Russian forces in Ukraine attacked a Caritas office in Mariupol and a Catholic seminary in a small village north of Kyiv, prompting renewed calls for an end to the war and to the targeting of innocent civilians. In a statement published on its website, Caritas Ukraine said several people “were hiding […]

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“Father Stu” (Columbia)

Mark Wahlberg stars in a scene from the movie "Father Stu." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Hard-edged yet deeply moving dramatization of the life of Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg). With the continuance of his somewhat successful boxing career rendered too dangerous by a medical condition, he moves to Los Angeles and tries to reinvent himself as a Hollywood star, winding up instead as a directionless supermarket clerk. […]

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Scenes from Passion account move from conflict to consolation — and hope

Father R. Michael Schaab

Living the Word/By Father R. Michael Schaab Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion/April 10 (At the procession with palms) Luke 19:28-40 (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 — 23:56 This Sunday’s passage from Luke’s Gospel records the last two days of the earthly life of Jesus. The account of the Passion can be […]

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“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” (Paramount)

Jim Carrey stars in a scene from the movie "Sonic The Hedgehog 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Paramount Pictures and Sega of America)

By Catholic News Service In this follow-up to the film franchise’s 2020 kickoff, returning director Jeff Fowler and his trio of screenwriters rely on a pretty simple formula: intersperse chase sequences with wisecracks. As a result, their mix of animation and live action makes no more demands on its audience than a session of playing […]

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“Ambulance” (Universal)

This is the movie poster for "Ambulance." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Director Michael Bay’s tense crime drama centers on an Afghan War vet (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who gets caught up in a bank heist masterminded by his mentally unstable adoptive brother (Jake Gyllenhaal). When the crime goes awry, they hijack an ambulance in which a paramedic (Eiza González) is struggling to treat […]

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