Nun to share truths about climate crisis

DAVENPORT, Iowa — There’s a new resource for champions of the environment on both sides of the Mississippi River, and she offers words of hope for the future along with words of caution. “It’s not too late,” said Sister Cathleen Real, CHM, who was one of 135 men and women chosen to take part in […]

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Services at St. Vincent’s, Peoria, for Fr. Amar, 64

A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday, Dec. 30, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria for Father Mubarak Anwar Amar, a former pastor of parishes in Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, and DePue who in recent years had been on leave of absence for health reasons. Father Amar, 64, died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at […]

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Father Finnell dies after fall; funeral Jan. 3 in Morton

MORTON — A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Blessed Sacrament Parish here for Father Eugene L. Finnell, pastor emeritus who guided the Morton parish for 28 years. Father Finnell, a former director of vocations and superintendent of Catholic education for the Diocese of Peoria, died Saturday, Dec. 27, […]

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Light for a dark world

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Epiphany of the Lord, Jan. 4 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 The feast of the Epiphany is one of the most intriguing stories in Scripture. We hear of magi, gifts, tension with authority, flight, star, manger. What do we make of all the subplots — important […]

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