After war, Christians in Gaza express fear of emboldened Hamas

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians and moderate Muslims quietly expressed concern about what their place in the Gaza Strip would be now that Hamas remains strong after a three-week Israeli offensive. Several businessmen who spoke to Catholic News Service questioned the outcome of the war, which began with Israeli bombardments Dec. 27 and ended with separate […]

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Rating: A-III (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. Low-key, somewhat muddled thriller in which an uptight therapist (Anne Hathaway) counsels the few survivors of a major plane crash, investigating why their […]

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Champaign high school honors volunteers

The High School of Saint Thomas More has presented its 2008 Paideia Award to Jean Somers and the Carl D. Stewart Volunteer Service Award to Greg and Kristi Einck. The awards were given during “Showcase of Thanks,” the school’s annual Donor Appreciation Brunch.The Paideia Award recognizes those who exemply a the concept of “paideia” through […]

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New leadership team for St. Vincent de Paul Society Council

After being without officers for more than three years, the Peoria Diocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new leadership team. Serving as president will be Emiel Michelet, a member of Holy Family Parish, Peoria.He will be assisted by Marvin Schneider, also of Holy Family parish, as vice president; Chris […]

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POST POLL: Are you a fan of Facebook? (2 responses)

Do you have an opinion, pro or con, of Facebook or other online social networking sites? Then take part in the first “Post Poll” of 2009! Responses will be posted here as we receive them, and may appear in a future issue of The Catholic Post’s print edition. Here are some thoughts respondents may want […]

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250 teens to join Bishop Jenky in D.C.

Every year since Jan. 22, 1973, when the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion through the Roe vs. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have participated in a “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Among them this year will be nearly 250 Catholic high school students from the Diocese of […]

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Bishop to join March for Life throng

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join hundreds of representatives from the Diocese of Peoria and tens of thousands of other participants at the national March for Life and supporting events this week in Washington, D.C. “This year especially, I thought it was necessary to witness in Washington, D.C., to the Gospel of Life,” Bishop […]

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Life rally here set on historic day

The presidential inauguration will be on the minds of many this Tuesday, including those attending that evening’s Sanctity of Human Life Rally in downtown Peoria. Derrick Jones, communications director for the National Right to Life Committee, will be the featured speaker at the rally, where he will talk about what President Barack Obama’s election portends […]

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Diocese readies postcard campaign

Photo Caption: Jeanne Smith of St. Thomas Parish in Peoria Heights and her son Luke help pack “Fight FOCA” postcards at the Family Resources Center in Peoria. By: By Jared Olar The Diocese of Peoria is preparing to take part in a nationwide postcard campaign sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to […]

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