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Kenyan cardinal says church will resist moves to legalize abortion

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — The Catholic Church will resist any moves to legalize abortion in Kenya, said Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi. Cardinal Njue, president of the Kenya Episcopal Conference, led hundreds of Catholics into the streets to demonstrate against the Reproductive Health and Rights Bill 2008, which would legalize abortion. He said the bill […]

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The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Rating: L (PG-13) 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. Tedious horror tale about a teenage girl (Haley Bennett) trying to recover from her mother’s (Marin Hinkle) inexplicable attempt to kill her with […]

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‘Post’ relocating to new pastoral center

This is the final issue of The Catholic Post to be produced out of our “home” office for six decades at 409 N.E. Monroe. Next week we will have a new address and phone number. After deadline on Wednesday, our offices were to join those of other diocesan ministries relocating to the new Spalding Pastoral […]

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Confirmation class aids India’s tsunami recovery

SILVIS — Five families in India whose homes were destroyed by the massive tsunami of December 2004 will get new homes, thanks to the faithful work of nine teenagers from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Silvis. Those teens are the members of their parish’s confirmation class that raised $1,500 during the past year as […]

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250 Nativity displays coming to Galesburg parish open house

GALESBURG — Christmas shopping is the traditional way Americans spend the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the Altar Society at St. Patrick’s Parish is inviting people to try something different this year. The group is hosting a Nativity Open House on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parish […]

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After harvest, an honor for Galesburg parish farm couple

CAMERON — Trying to arrange a meeting with a farmer who is working long hours and dodging rain storms to harvest a late corn crop is no easy task. What slowed Tom Deutsch down long enough for an interview was a long line at the local grain elevator. “The yield has been so good this […]

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A state championship legacy

Photo Caption: The boys soccer team and Coach Mike Bare of Peoria Notre Dame High School show off the Class 2A championship trophy after defeating Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin Saturday in Naperville. By: By Tom Dermody A hard-working, driven, talented, dedicated, close-knit family. Those are words coaches and players used to describe the 2008 boys soccer […]

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Far above pearls

By: By Father Douglas Grandon Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 16 Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Psalm 128:1-2,3,4-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 I remember with great fondness learning to read with thin, hard-covered “Golden Books,” one of which was the “Golden Book of ABCs.” A is for apple. B is for ball. C is for cat. […]

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Bishops’ conference opens with nod to historic presidential election

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The historic significance of the election of President-elect Barack Obama dominated the Nov. 10 opening address of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore. “Symbolically, this is a moment that touches more than our history when a country that once enshrined race slavery in its very constitutional legal […]

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