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As a humble human

By: By Barbara Roedel Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 5 (At the procession with palms) Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16. (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1–15:47 The four Gospels paint different pictures of Palm Sunday and Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. The Gospel of […]

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Don’t hold back this river

The nation was inspired last week by the efforts of thousands of volunteers to hold back the record flood waters of the Red River in North Dakota. Anyone who has labored to fill and carry one sandbag knows that it took a heroic, united effort to fill what news reports estimated as a million of […]

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Epiphany outing mixes fun and facts

BLOOMINGTON — What kind of field trip could be more exciting than a space flight to Mars? But if a school can’t afford a real trip to Mars, the next best thing might be an afternoon at the Challenger Learning Center, located at the Prairie Aviation Museum on the grounds of the old Bloomington airport. […]

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Pair raises $7,000 with pro-life ride throughout Illinois

Their 600-mile weeklong bicycle trek across Illinois in late March pitted University of Illinois students Jimmy Becker and Mike Schafer against traffic and potholes, headwinds, bitter cold and steep hills. For Becker and Schafer, however, those were just obstacles along the way. The real fight was to advance a culture of life and oppose the […]

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A Holy Thursday pilgrimage

The beautiful liturgies of Holy Week and Easter should strengthen the faith and families of every Catholic, young or old. That’s why Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is again extending an invitation to Catholics throughout the Diocese of Peoria — especially Catholic youth — to join him as he and the priests of the diocese […]

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Happy birthday to . . . us! ‘Post’ marks 75 years

The first issue of the newspaper of the Diocese of Peoria was published 75 years ago. It was April 1, 1934 — Easter Sunday that year. Twenty-two thousand copies of a new weekly publication called The Peoria Register were delivered in bulk to every parish in the diocese for distribution after Masses. (The newspaper soon […]

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Alzheimer’s disease hits home

A discussion of Alzheimer’s disease was profoundly personal for many of the 100 people from across the diocese attending Saturday’s Pastoral Care Assembly Day in Peoria. The day, sponsored by the Office of Family Life, is an annual gathering to support and educate those who regularly share Christ’s love by visiting the homebound, and those […]

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Family is received into church at 8-year-old’s funeral

Photo Caption: Shown in Nauvoo receiving Communion from Father Trosley at the funeral Mass for Alicia Hinojosa, 8, are her parents, Pete and Christa, and their daughter Olivia, 10. By: By Jennifer Willems LOMAX — Resurrection hope came early for Plutarco “Pete” and Christa Hinojosa Jr. and their daughter, Olivia, who were received into the […]

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