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By: By Barbara Roedel Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14 Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78:1bc-2,34-35,36-37,38; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 It’s painful to contemplate the cross. There is no denying the horrific suffering of the cross — the degradation, pain and humiliation are beyond imaging. It was a terrible way to die and […]

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Disability group urges continuing life support as long as necessary

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The National Catholic Partnership on Disability is calling on health care providers to continue life support as long as necessary for people who cannot determine for themselves that such support is needed, unless death is “inevitable and imminent.” In an Aug. 22 statement outlining its stance, the Washington-based partnership said life support […]

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Over time, Latin American church leaders change response to HIV, AIDS

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church in Latin America is changing its approach to the continuing epidemic of HIV and AIDS, and many are welcoming the changes. “While moral double standards and stigma remain strong elements of the response to HIV and AIDS in many evangelical and Protestant churches, I’ve recently seen an enthusiastic […]

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Bishops seek end to immigration enforcement raids

WASHINGTON (CNS) — If federal immigration officials cannot create more “humane” conditions when making enforcement raids against undocumented immigrants, then “these enforcement raids should be abandoned,” said Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration. The raids, conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the […]

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College

Rating: O (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Salacious, smile-free teen comedy about three high school seniors (Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais) on a weekend campus tour who opt to […]

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Prayers for Abp. Sheen cause at cathedral this Saturday

Persons throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Saturday, Sept. 6, for the First Saturday Mass with Marian devotions at 10:30 a.m.The Mass will include prayers for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who was ordained a priest in the cathedral in 1919 and became a world […]

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Faith on Draft Sept. 13 in Washington

WASHINGTON — Faith and fellowship will blend at a gathering to be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 13, by the Washington Knights of Columbus.Dubbed “Faith on Draft,” the event will be similar to a “Theology on Tap” program, except that it will not be geared only to young adults. Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, […]

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POST POLL: Name 3 election issues that matter most

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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Benedictine friends invite men, women to vocations experiences

They share a Benedictine way of life and a longtime friendship, and now Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB, of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island, and Father Ronald Margherio, OSB, of St. Bede Abbey and Academy in Peru, are collaborating on four days of discernment for adults. “A Sun-Day of Reflection” for single Catholic men and […]

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Golden anniversary couples to celebrate at cathedral Sept. 21

Nearly 80 couples who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their marriage in 2008 will be the guests of honor at a Mass and reception planned for Sunday, Sept. 21. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate the 3:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria and then join the couples and their guests […]

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