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Memories of Flood of ’93

Following the path of the record flood waters this week from devastated central Iowa to the Mississippi River along the Diocese of Peoria’s western border — and now points south — has been like watching a disaster unfold in slow motion. And for those of us who saw or lived through the Flood of 1993 […]

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Revelation readers see Mass, not world’s end

By: By Jennifer Willems Reading the Book of Revelation for clues about when the end of the world will take place is not only poor scholarship, but it also does an injustice to the vision of Christ and his church that the author intended, according to two men who have become fixtures at the Diocesan […]

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Pope’s biographer shares insights, advice

By: By Jared Olar The pontificate of the late Pope John Paul II was a stabilizing influence that can enable Catholics in the United States to “seize the Catholic moment” and shape the culture for the better. So said George Weigel at a special gathering of clergy from throughout the diocese last Thursday afternoon at […]

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Peoria Notre Dame considering new facilities, location

By: By Tom Dermody A feasibility study is planned this fall to determine the level of financial support for the construction of a new Peoria Notre Dame High School facility on donated land off Willow Knolls Road in north Peoria. The “intent to study” was announced Tuesday night by school officials during a town hall-style […]

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Flooding reaches diocese

Photo Caption: Father John Thieryoung, pastor of St. Mary’s Mission in Keithsburg, and parishioner Gary Shaw survey rising floodwaters in the Mercer County village on Monday. By: Tom Dermody and Jared Olar KEITHSBURG — Father John Thieryoung looked at the houses and businesses inundated by water in this Mississippi River village in Mercer County and […]

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God views beyond YouTube

By: Tom Dermody There are moments of grace, and then there are ungraceful moments. We all experience both. One of the latter for me happened while walking into a packed theater moments before a play was to begin. Failing to notice an electrical cord stretched across the aisle, I tripped and fell face first to […]

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Sinners, outcasts

By: Barbara Roedel Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 8 Hosea 6:3-6; Psalm 50:1,8,12-13,14-15;Romans 4:18-25; Matthew 9:9-13 Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus inviting Matthew, a tax collector, to follow him. This invitation is discussed over a meal with Jesus and his disciples, Matthew and other tax collectors, and sinners. When the Pharisees observed […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Anthony Bernas, from parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Parish, Kewanee, and St. John Vianney Mission, Cambridge Father Gary Blake, newly ordained, to parochial vicar, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish, Peterstown Father Luis Escalante to administrator, St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, and […]

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