Children of God, just like us

By: By Sharon Priester Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1 Revelation 7:2-4,9-14; Psalm 24:1bc-2,3-4ab,5-6; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a WHO ARE your heroes — those you look up to, want to emulate? Probably as a child you had some heroes — maybe an aunt or an uncle, an older sibling, a favorite baseball player. For […]

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Exorcist priest draws crowd, questions at U. of I.

CHAMPAIGN — The exorcist arrived on campus. Father Vincent Lampert, one of only 12 trained and facultied exorcists in the United States, spoke to a filled Foellinger Auditorium — capacity around 1,900 — at the University of Illinois Monday evening. St. John’s Catholic Newman Center invited Father Lampert to speak near Halloween, or in Catholic […]

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Northwest TEC sets schedule; bishop to offer Mass Nov. 8

MOLINE — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate a Mass at Christ the King Church here at 5 p.m. next Sunday, Nov. 8, to start the 36th year of the Northwest Teens Encounter Christ program. Prayers will be offered during the Mass for girls attending the first weekend of 2009-2010 at the TEC Center, […]

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R.I. Benedictines to host day on ‘practicing gratitude’

ROCK ISLAND — Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB, prioress of St. Mary Monastery, will present a day of reflection, “Practicing Gratitude: The Spirituality of Everyday Thanksgiving,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Benet House Retreat Center. Starting at 9 a.m. and running through 3 p.m., the program is designed to help participants “cultivate gratitude as a state […]

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‘Post’ seeks recipes for annual Christmas section

HAS YOUR parish published a cookbook? The Catholic Post is seeking recipes for its annual Christmas issue and this year we’d like to feature these parish collections of good food, fond memories and everyday spirituality. All recipes are welcome, but if your recipe is included in your parish cookbook let us know. That way we […]

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Streator couple builds Newman Center altar, and a lasting marriage

EUREKA — Those who work with their hands will tell you it’s prudent to measure twice and cut once. Margie and Michael Pavlick of Streator added one more step, however, when they designed and built a new altar for the Salve Regina Newman Center. “It takes lots of prayer,” Margie told The Catholic Post, noting […]

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Women’s role in Year for Priests focus as DCCW convenes

One of the best ways women can support priests is to live their baptism well, according to two parish leaders who offered reflections as part of the 2009 convention of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women last Saturday. “Every one of us has the priestly duty to offer up sacrifice,” said Msgr. Jason Gray, […]

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Pro-lifers near end of 40-day vigil urged to ‘finish strong’

Photo Caption: David Bereit, national campaign director of “40 Days for Life,” interviews Pat Conklin of Knox County Right to Life outside Peoria’s abortion facility on Oct. 25. By: By Tom Dermody The national campaign director of “40 Days for Life” brought words of encouragement to those taking part in the focused pro-life effort and […]

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Vocation groups to receive Marquette Awards at Nov. 15 Mass

Groups in the Champaign and Peoria areas that promote vocations and support priests in their ministry will receive Pere Marquette Awards during a Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving planned for Sunday, Nov. 15, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will confer the diocesan recognition for outstanding service on the Serra Club […]

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