Carla Oliver joins Office of Vocations

Carla Oliver

Carla Oliver has joined the Curia of the Diocese of Peoria as an administrative assistant in the Office of Vocations. A native of Texas City, Texas, Oliver is a 2014 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor’s degree in middle school education. She has four years of teaching experience, including the past […]

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Lindsey Weishar: Embracing solidarity in a deeply divided world

My Vocation is Love / By Lindsey Weishar At the end of September 2020, I participated in The Culture Project’s Restore Culture Virtual Workshops. I was particularly struck by Chenele Shaw’s talk, titled “Why Racism is a Pro-Life Issue.” Her call was to reframe our language when talking about issues in the context of our […]

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Eucharist as divine food for our journey of transformation to eternal happiness

Tim Irwin

Living the Word / By Tim Irwin Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)/June 6 Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; (Sequence) Lauda Sion; Mark 14:12-16,22-26 Christians universally recognize the promise of eternal happiness in the celebrations of Christmas and Easter. This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi — the […]

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“A Quiet Place Part II” (Paramount)

Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe star in a scene from the movie "A Quiet Place Part II." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS /Jonny Cournoyer, Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service This follow-up drains away the suspense, analogies and underlying message about family bonds from the 2018 original in order to set up a franchise reminiscent of an immersive dystopian theme-park ride. In the absence of the family patriarch he played last time out, returning director John Krasinski, who also takes over […]

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“Cruella” (Disney)

Emma Stone stars in a scene from the movie "Cruella." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Laurie Sparham, Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

By Catholic News Service Live-action origin story for the villain of Dodie Smith’s 1956 children’s novel, first seen on screen in the 1961 animated adaptation “101 Dalmatians.” Originally called Estella (Emma Stone), she dreams of conquering 1970s London as a fashion designer and is thrilled to be taken under the wing of the ruthless reigning […]

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“Those Who Wish Me Dead” (Warner Bros.)

Angelina Jolie stars in a scene from the movie "Those Who Wish Me Dead." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Emerson Miller, Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Haunted by a forest fire tragedy for which she blames herself, an emotionally isolated, self-destructive smokejumper (Angelina Jolie) is forced to pull herself together when a young boy (Finn Little) being tracked by the assassins (Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult) who killed his father (Jake Weber), an accountant who uncovered explosive […]

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“Finding You” (Roadside)

Jedidiah Goodacre and Rose Reid star in a scene from the movie "Finding You." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Anthony Courtney, Roadside Attractions)

By Catholic News Service In adapting Jenny B. Jones’ 2011 young adult novel “There I’ll Find You” into a romantic comedy, writer-director Brian Baugh has somewhat downplayed the book’s Christian themes. Yet a sense of God’s providence and care does seep into this coming-of-age story about an aspiring violinist (Rose Reid) who, on the rebound […]

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“Spiral: From the Book of Saw” (Lionsgate)

Chris Rock and Max Minghella star in a scene from the movie "Spiral: From the Book of Saw." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Brooke Palmer, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service This ninth installment in the “Saw” franchise of horror films, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, devolves quickly into the usual nihilistic splatter fest. Screenwriters Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger build the mayhem around the framework of a police procedural as a bitter, foul-mouthed detective (Chris Rock) contends with a copycat of […]

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“Profile” (Focus)

Valene Kane stars in a scene from the movie "Profile." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/BAZELEVS and Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service In 2014, a British investigative journalist (Valene Kane) uses a fake online identity to pose as a recent, and vulnerable, Muslim convert open to recruitment by ISIS. But her feelings about the surprisingly personable, London-bred terrorist (Shazad Latif) who tries to lure her into joining him in Syria eventually become conflicted. […]

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