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Toy Story 4 — A-I (G)

Just how good are the hotshots behind "Toy Story 4?" So good that, by the time the closing credits roll, moviegoers will likely feel more emotional connection to an animated spork than they have to the vast majority of live-action human characters they've ever seen on screen.

Child’s Play — O (R)

The nicest thing that can be said about the reimagined horror film "Child's Play, " it that is just 88 minutes long. Any longer and it could be designated a method of torture.

Digital Edition – June 20, 2019

Archdiocesan synod opens with Pentecost Mass, Jubilees, 2019 legislative session analysis, Religious Freedom Week, Rural Life Mass, Bishops' general assembly addresses abuse, Threats to the confessional seal, Father Dempsey returns to Venezuela

Summer Sunday Mass: option or obligation

Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday morning, so Sunday is sacred and reserved as the Christian sabbath, the day to remember the Resurrection and to offer our praise and worship. God gave us the Third Commandment as a solemn obligation, not a suggestion or an option: “Keep holy the sabbath day” (Ex 20:8-11; Dt 5:12-15; see also the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Nos. 2174–2178).

Origins of the feast of Corpus Christi

St. Juliana of Cornillon was born in Liège (modern-day Belgium) around 1192 and was left an orphan at age 5 when her parents died. She was raised in a house of religious Norbertines and quickly distinguished herself. She had an extraordinary memory, being able to recite the entire Psalter by heart, and she was a gifted musician.

Congratulations, jubilarians!

The Catholic Spirit is honored to celebrate the priests who are marking 10, 25, 50 and 60 years of priestly ministry this year.

Priestly jubilees: Celebrating lives in service to the Church

A jubilee anniversary is an opportunity not only to celebrate achievements but to reflect on a journey — past, present and future.

Mexican priest accused of murder after celebrating victim’s funeral Mass

A priest in Mexico City has been arrested for murder barely a week after he celebrated a funeral Mass for the victim.

Embrace the ordinary

More green hues are seen from the pews and a new weekly numbering scheme commences as Ordinary Time picks up on the momentum of Pentecost. Two thousand years ago or so, no time was squandered as the age of the Holy Spirit manifested in the early Church. Baptizing, teaching, preaching and transforming hearts and minds to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ via the evangelization efforts of his disciples was alive and well.

California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

The California Catholic Conference commemorated the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" by issuing a pastoral statement calling for heightened attention to ecological issues in the state that could affect future generations.