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Battle in Seattle

Rating: A-III (R) Engrossing docudrama (including some archival footage) about the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, as thousands of protesters, decrying the agency’s globalization policies — involving issues like environmentalism, fair trade and employment — clashed violently with police, turning the city into a virtual war zone and leading to the […]

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The Lucky Ones

Rating: L (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Stranded at a stateside airport, three wounded Iraq War veterans (Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena) take an unplanned cross-country road trip during which […]

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POST POLL: Should Halloween scare us as Catholics?

The “Post Poll” regularly gives readers of The Catholic Post and its online version a chance to share thoughts on topics of Catholic interest. With Halloween approaching, our current poll asks: “Should Halloween scare us as Catholics?” Respondents are also encouraged to share further thoughts, including: What, if anything, concerns you most about this time […]

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End-of-life issues focus of health care ethics day Oct. 23

MORTON — End-of-life issues are the focus of the Diocese of Peoria’s Health Care Ethics Conference 2008 scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. As it was last year, the conference will be held in Morton at Ashland House, 201 E. Ashland St. Featured keynote speakers are Dr. Thomas Pitre, who […]

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Diocese’s priests meet

EAST PEORIA — Among the things on the mind of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, as he spoke at the conclusion of Priests Assembly Days on Wednesday afternoon were two items on nearly everyone’s mind around the country: the Nov. 4 election, and the emerging crisis in financial markets. First, with just about three weeks […]

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Actor to address Diocesan Rosary Festival Oct. 26

Television actor Chris Kramer will give a witness talk during the Diocesan Rosary Festival planned for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The festival serves to open a time of preparation for a special Year of the Most Holy Rosary to be observed in the Diocese of Peoria from […]

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Coal Valley, area parishes plan 6-week series

COAL VALLEY — If the members of St. Maria Goretti Parish get their way, their church — and all the churches in the Quad Cities area — will be a little fuller for Christmas. The adult faith formation committee of St. Maria Goretti Parish is sponsoring a six-week series called “Inviting Catholics Home,” which is […]

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‘Radical’ bill seen as threat to pro-life gains

A national Catholic pro-life leader visiting the Diocese of Peoria this week warned of legislation on the horizon that is “more radical than Roe vs. Wade” when it comes to the sanctioning of abortion in the United States. Thomas J. Grenchik urged Catholic citizens to contact the offices of their U.S. representatives and senators to […]

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Losing a beloved pet

The following essay was written by Evan Thompson, a senior at Peoria Notre Dame High School, as part of his application to the University of Notre Dame. It is timely reading following last weekend’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the many related pet blessing ceremonies around the Diocese of Peoria. Evan is the […]

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Signs of pro-life hope

Photo Caption: Young people take part in a “Life Chain” in Peoria on Sunday. By: By Jared Olar The right-to-life movement can look to the future with confidence and hope thanks to the growth of religious faith and pro-life conviction among the younger generation. Two hundred and fifty-one people gathered last Sunday night to hear […]

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