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Thank you, survey takers

We’re not yet sure what all you have told us, but we’re very sure what we need to tell the more than 1,500 thoughtful Catholics who took the time to respond to the Diocese of Peoria’s communications survey published in the March 8 issue of The Catholic Post, made available online, and sent to a […]

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In Cameroon, pope asks bishops to lead new evangelization efforts

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI, on his first full day in Africa, encouraged Cameroon’s bishops to be strong preachers of the Gospel and vigilant shepherds on matters of priestly formation and behavior, liturgical dignity and Christian marriage. Emphasizing the church’s missionary task, the pope said bishops must first of all be religious educators […]

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Programs to ‘adopt’ women in formation seen as way to help vocations

WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Adopt-a-seminarian” programs to support and encourage young men studying for the priesthood are pretty common in U.S. dioceses, and programs like that for young women could help foster vocations to religious life, said Benedictine Sister Michelle Catherine Sinkhorn. Sister Michelle is co-director of vocation ministries at the monastery of the Sisters of […]

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The Last House on the Left

Rating: O (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. Glossy remake of horrormeister Wes Craven’s influential, low-budget thriller from 1972 pits the parents (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter) of a 17-year-old girl […]

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Women’s Lenten retreat at King’s House April 3-5

There will be a women’s Lenten retreat at Christ the King Retreat House in Henry on April 3-5. The theme for the retreat will be “Heart of Mary, Heart of the Woman.” The conferences will be given by the Sisters of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Registration should be sent […]

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Mary’s sufferings theme of presentation at St. Bede

PERU — “The Sufferings of Mary” is the theme for a Day of Recollection that will be presented by Father James Murray, OSB, on Saturday, March 21, in the St. Bede Worship Assembly Building, 24 W. U.S. Highway 6. Included in the day, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m., will be […]

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Slideshows: Rite of Election, Scout Mass, March for Life

Click below to see scenes from two joy-filled liturgies at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on March 1 at which more than 350 candidates and catechumens took their next step toward the Easter sacraments. Other recent slideshows produced by The Catholic Post: The Scout Mass Diocese represented at national March for Life

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Mendota students go on a vocations adventure

Catholic students who took part in “Catholics at the Capitol” last Wednesday in Springfield had the chance to stand for their faith and their church in the halls of our state government. But for 27 junior high students from Holy Cross School in Mendota, the day was also a “vocations adventure” that culminated in a […]

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Presentation Sisters create ‘new path’ in Princeton

PRINCETON — Sister Anne Germaine Picard, SMP, was about 13 when she read about St. Joan of Arc and the story of the young “maid of Orleans” had a profound impact on her life. “I had in my heart a desire to be a soldier for Christ and to fight for the faith,” she recalled. […]

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