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Burn After Reading

Rating: L (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Witty dark caper comedy about hapless Washington-based gym employees (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) who find the memoirs of a fired CIA analyst […]

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POST POLL: Election issues that matter most? (4 responses)

The “Post Poll” is a reader participation feature of The Catholic Post. Responses are posted here as they arrive and also may appear in the weekly diocesan newspaper. To take part, send an email to cathpost@cdop.org, or use the “Email Us” link at the left of this page. Put “Post Poll” in the subject line, […]

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Survey seeks parent, parishioner thoughts on Catholic schools

Participation is sought in two online surveys that open on Sunday, Sept. 14, to help gather information for a long range planning study now underway for Catholic schools of the Diocese of Peoria.One survey is for parents who have students currently enrolled in Catholic schools, and the other is for general parishioners. The Web-based surveys […]

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Expanded, renovated Newman Center at U of I dedicated

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and other dignitaries applaud as Father Gregory Ketcham cuts the ribbon outside the expanded St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois on Sunday. By: By Tom Dermody CHAMPAIGN — Calling St. John’s Catholic Newman Center a “beacon of hope” on the University of Illinois campus, Bishop Daniel R. […]

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Gown bridges five generations

WOODHULL — Woven into the cotton threads of Jane Streeter’s 100-year-old baptismal gown is a story of five generations of faith and tradition. The story begins in late 1908, when Sarah Walsh Cole made a baptismal gown while she was expecting the birth of her son, Richard Cole, Streeter’s father. He wore that gown at […]

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Kruses’ 12 years in “God’s hotel,” King’s House

HENRY — The phone rang in the office of Gail Kruse at King’s House, the Diocese of Peoria’s well-known retreat center. Well, maybe not known well by everyone. “Can I talk to Mr. King?” the caller asked. “You sure can,” answered Gail, not missing a beat and referring to Christ the King, for whom the […]

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Teachings, election focus in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — The church’s moral teachings are not just to help Catholics decide for whom to vote, but should also inspire and guide Catholics in how they lead their lives between elections. That was the theme of a workshop presented by Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, at St. Mary’s Parish […]

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1,000 students at cathedral for All Schools Mass

Welcoming students, teachers and administrators from Catholic schools around the diocese to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Wednesday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, quipped that he was probably the last person to say, “Welcome back to school.” And yet every time they come to church for Mass, he said, they are entering “the school […]

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You are what you eat (and read)

The following guest commentary was written by Nancy Piccione, a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Metamora. An avid reader, she has a B.A. in English literature and an M.S. in journalism. She is married to Joseph Piccione and they have three children — none of whom, she reports, are teenagers. Yet. When Claire, the […]

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Why they are ‘Newman’ centers

Ever wonder why the hubs of Catholic campus ministry at colleges and universities are called “Newman” centers or “Newman” foundations?” In this diocese, widely recognized for its excellence in Newman ministry, we’re very familiar with the name. It not only graces the historic and beautifully expanded facility at the University of Illinois, but also Catholic […]

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