POST POLL: Graphic signs help or harm pro-life? (8 responses)

The pro-life activist recently murdered in Michigan was known as the “sign guy” because he often carried graphic images to show the victims of abortion. Such images make us all uncomfortable as they show the results of the violence that is abortion. Our question for readers: Do you believe such graphic images should be a […]

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40 Days for Life campaigns open in Peoria and Champaign

WITH THE city of Peoria’s skyline as a backdrop, about 80 people gathered Tuesday to prayerfully open a “40 Days for Life” campaign of prayer, fasting and public witness to end abortion. Peoria and Champaign are among 212 cities nationwide that are taking part in the Sept. 23 to Nov. 1 campaign, which includes around-the-clock […]

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Annual dinner, Life Chains to mark Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 4

COMMITTED TO promoting life from the moment of conception until natural death, people of faith in central Illinois will continue to take their message to prayer and to the streets on Oct. 4, which has been designated as Respect Life Sunday by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year’s theme comes from the words […]

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New principal at Our Lady of Grace Academy, East Moline

In August Linda Vander Vennet returned to Seton Catholic School in Moline to teach seventh and eighth grade religion, but she wasn’t there for very long. Earlier this month, she was named principal at Our Lady of Grace Academy in East Moline. “I’ve had a wonderful three weeks. I think the teachers and I work […]

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Encourage one another

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 27 Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19:8,10,12-13,14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 IN THIS WEEK’S Gospel, Jesus continues to teach the disciples about what it means to be his followers. The disciples “tried” to stop someone from casting out demons in Jesus’ name. Remember the disciples were unable to cast out a […]

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A calendar to direct prayers during Year for Priests

Editor’s note: We give this week’s editorial space to enthusiastically promote an idea developed by Father James King, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria who is presently on leave of absence for health reasons. A Peoria native who was ordained in 1992, he has served in several parishes, including as pastor of Sacre Coeur, […]

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War veterans to speak at men’s program in Moline

MOLINE — “Faith in a Foxhole” will be explored by a panel of war veterans on Thursday, Oct. 8, as the new year of the “Let’s Go Fishing” men’s program begins at Christ the King Church, 3205 60th St. Open to all men in the Quad Cities area, the gathering begins with registration at 6 […]

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Mahomet catechist connects with students, staff, parents

MAHOMET — Roger Phelps doesn’t count the hours he puts in as director of religious education at Our Lady of the Lake Parish anymore. “Whenever ministry needs to happen, then I’m here,” he said simply as he waited for religious education classes to start last Sunday morning. “One day it’s two or three hours and […]

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National Pilgrim Virgin Statue to tour diocese Oct. 1-15

THE NATIONAL Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the United States will tour throughout the Diocese of Peoria for 15 days at the beginning of October, a month of special rosary devotion. That the visit of this blessed image of Our Lady of Fatima comes at a key point of our diocese’s “Year of the Most Holy […]

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