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Annulment process to be focus in Urbana Feb. 6, 7

URBANA — St. Patrick’s Parish here will host two meetings regarding annulments featuring Sister Marianne Burkhard, OSB, director of the Tribunal of the Diocese of Peoria. The first session, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, will be an informational presentation on the annulment procedure and other processes available to resolve a marriage situation in […]

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Pope condemns Holocaust denial, reaffirms solidarity with Jews

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI renewed his “full and unquestionable solidarity” with the world’s Jews and condemned all ignorance, denial and downplaying of the brutal slaughter of millions of Jewish people during the Holocaust. The pope’s comments Jan. 28 came a day after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel postponed indefinitely a March meeting […]

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Economic stimulus must help vulnerable families, the poor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Poor families and vulnerable workers should be central priorities in any economic recovery legislation Congress adopts, said the U.S. bishops. “Low-income families and individuals are experiencing the greatest hardship and have the least capacity to cope in this time of economic crisis,” Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., said in […]

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Morton parish looks back, ahead on 50th anniversary

MORTON — Fifty years ago, members of then-new Blessed Sacrament Parish might have thought their first church was a bit large for the 200 registered families. After five decades, the perspective has changed. The growing parish now embraces 1,200 families, and the church is undergoing a $2 million renovation and expansion as it observes its […]

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A great place to invest $25

In a good economy or bad, it would be hard to find a better place to invest $25 than a subscription to The Catholic Post. While year-end financial statements arriving in mailboxes are shocking many households with negative numbers, we offer this good news: the $25 you dropped in the parish collection basket or mailed […]

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Alleman teacher marks 50 years in Catholic education

ROCK ISLAND — It wasn’t a rock star that brought the students from Alleman High School to their feet for boisterous cheers and applause at the end of a Catholic Schools Week Mass on Jan. 26, although it was obvious that they think Deacon Philip Sailer rocks. Their joyful tribute was part of the celebration […]

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Bishop: Time to subscribe to The Catholic Post

February is Catholic Press Month, and the time to renew or begin a subscription to The Catholic Post, the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria. The following letter encouraging subscriptions is from the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria. For questions about subscribing, see the “How to Subscribe” link at left, call […]

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POST POLL: What’s your favorite joke?

In these economic hard times, maybe a little humor can go a long way.“Humor is hope; joy is hope,” according to Cal Samra, editor of The Joyful Noiseletter. We agree, and invite help in spreading smiles around the Diocese of Peoria and on the Internet.Do you have a favorite joke to share? E-mail it to […]

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Cardinal: Work with officials when ‘we can,’ ‘protest when we must’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a new president and a new Congress in Washington, “we intend to work with those in public office whenever we can,” said Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, but will “raise our voices in respectful but impassioned protest when we must.” The new administration and Congress “will need our encouragement and our […]

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