Call and commitment

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 18 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19; Psalm 40:2,4,7-8,8-9,10; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a,17-20; John 1:35-42 I suspect that all of us can relate to being called sometime in our life. I think of being called by my mother to help with a project she was undertaking. I also think of being called to […]

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Society Makeover: Gospel Edition

We hope many were able to watch Sunday night’s episode of the television series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” featuring the remarkable Grys family, members of St. Joseph’s Parish in Pekin. The lessons were plentiful and timely. For those unaware, in late October the crew of the popular ABC series came to the community across the […]

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ACLU files suit against HHS over trafficking grants to USCCB

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over human trafficking grants allocated to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The federal agency is violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment “by permitting USCCB to impose a religiously based restriction […]

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U.S. church-state model faces new challenges, speakers say

ROME (CNS) — The traditional U.S. model of church-state relations has been praised by Pope Benedict XVI as a form of “healthy secularism,” but it risks being eroded by those who want to limit religion’s influence in public life, speakers at a Rome conference said. The conference Jan. 13 marked the 25th anniversary of formal […]

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Lake City

Rating: A-III (R) 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. Atmospheric family drama in which a young man (Troy Garity) targeted by a criminal (Dave Matthews) escapes to his rural childhood home with […]

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Franciscans invite women to overnight retreat Jan. 30

THE COMPASSION of Jesus will be the focus of an overnight retreat for women ages 18 to 40 to be offered in West Peoria later this month by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Heading Avenue Franciscans.The retreat begins with a 6 p.m. dinner on Friday, Jan. 30, […]

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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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Looking for a few good kids . . .

GALESBURG — Mr. Marcos Sanchez is just looking for a few good kids — about 30, actually. That’s how many young people he hopes will attend next month’s first “Boot Camp” in Galesburg of the newly forming Spoon River Valley Company of the Young Marines, a national youth organization dedicated to teaching the best values […]

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Women’s dignity, prayer focuses of event Feb. 28

The Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society invites women across central Illinois to begin their Lenten journey at a day of recollection on Saturday, Feb. 28. The day will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria with the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the […]

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