Host of ‘The Miracle Hunter’ to speak at Holy Trinity, Bloomington, on March 6

Michael O'Neill

BLOOMINGTON — “How the Catholic Church Investigates the Supernatural” will be presented by Michael O’Neill — also known as “The Miracle Hunter” — on Sunday, March 6, at Holy Trinity Church, 711 N. Main St. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be time for questions after his presentation. O’Neill is the host of […]

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“Death on the Nile” (20th Century)

Annette Bening stars in a scene from the movie "Death on the Nile." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS screen grab/20th Century Studios via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service The tangled relationships linking an heiress (Gal Gadot), her newlywed husband (Armie Hammer) and the embittered woman (Emma Mackey) who was once both her best friend and his fiancee may or may not be the cause of fatal events during a cruise on the titular river. With an ensemble of suspects […]

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“Moonfall” (Lionsgate)

Patrick Wilson stars in a scene from the movie "Moonfall." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Reiner Bajo, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Dull human interaction alternates with impressive special-effects spectacle in this sullen science-fiction fantasy in which the moon goes out of its orbit and threatens to collide with Earth. To avert this apocalypse, the acting head of NASA (Halle Berry) teams with the disgraced astronaut (Patrick Wilson) who was once her professional […]

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“Jackass Forever” (Paramount)

Chris Pontius, Eric André, Rachel Wolfson and Eric Manaka star in a scene from the movie "Jackass Forever." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Sean Cliver, Paramount)

By Catholic News Service The latest extension of the debased comedy franchise that began as an MTV series continues its tradition of plotless and painful stunts involving sadistic cruelty and every form of excretory function. Presided over, but not often participated in, by ringleader Johnny Knoxville the antics — directed, if that’s the word, by […]

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Catholic Schools Week Masses, activities are being planned with a nod to safety

“Catholic Schools: Faith, Excellence, Service” is the theme for National Catholic Schools Week, which begins this Sunday, Jan. 30, and runs through next Saturday, Feb. 5. This the 48th year for the observance, which is sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association. The pandemic may be making things difficult, but the 43 Catholic schools and […]

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We cannot see distinctly until we see God directly in heavenly life

Shawn Reeves

Living the Word / By Shawn Reeves Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Jan. 30 Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19; Psalm 71:1-2,3-4,5-6,15, 17; 1 Corinthians 12:31 — 13:13; Luke 4:21-30 Mirrors never show things as they are. They always display the inverse of how things truly appear. The ancient Corinthians were artisans of mirrors. But they were not the mirrors you […]

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‘Adoption, the Loving Option’ is theme for pro-life prayer service in Galesburg Feb. 6

Traci Brown

GALESBURG — “Adoption, the Loving Option” is the theme for the interdenominational prayer service planned for Sunday, Feb. 6, by Knox County Right to Life. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 858 S. Academy St. The prayer service marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. […]

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Couples invited to Diocesan Marriage Mass, date night on Saturday, Feb. 12

Married couples will be invited to renew their wedding vows during the Feb. 12 Marriage Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. Here Jon and Channon Rider of St. Mary Parish in Kickapoo do so at the 2019 Marriage Mass. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Just before Valentine’s Day, all married couples are invited to celebrate the gift of Christian marriage at the Diocesan Marriage Mass and Date Night scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, in Peoria. Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka will celebrate the Marriage Mass and lead the couples in a renewal of their wedding vows. The Mass begins at […]

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