Our undeserved peace prize

Did President Barack Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded Oct. 9? Nine months into his presidency, has he done enough to foster peace in the world? What was the Nobel committee thinking when they named our new president the recipient of what may be the world’s most prestigious honor? How will the […]

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‘Holy Abandonment’ theme of day at St. Bede Oct. 24

PERU — A Day of Recollection on the theme “Holy Abandonment” will be presented by Father James Murray, OSB, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the St. Bede Abbey Church here. No pre-registration is necessary, and a free lunch will be provided. The day will include a Mass and an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation. […]

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Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, offers remembrance candles

ROCK ISLAND — People will have an opportunity to remember their deceased loved ones resting at Calvary Cemetery by having candles placed at their graves on All Souls’ Day. The Remembrance Candles will be blessed at a special ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m., at the mausoleum, 2901 12th St., and placed by […]

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Service Nov. 1 to recall babies lost in pregnancy, infancy

BABIES LOST during pregnancy or infancy will be remembered at the annual Memorial Tree prayer service, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League, it will begin at 3 p.m. The prayer service will be led by Father Bill Miller, IC, pastor of Corpus […]

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Work just begun

By: By Father Douglas Grandon Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 18 Isaiah 53:10-11; Psalm 33:4-5,18-19,20,22; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 IN 1782, George Washington became America’s hero after leading his ragtag, Colonial army to victory over the red coats of England. In his farewell address to his men, he pledged that he would leave public […]

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Veterans in Moline say faith sometimes is easier in a foxhole

MOLINE — A night of reflection on faith and military service turned out to be a family affair: a DePorter family affair. Steve DePorter and his sons, Nate, Justin and Aaron, gave compelling accounts of their military service in the Gulf War and, in Aaron’s case, Afghanistan to an audience of 100 men, half military […]

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Grieving parents, friends invited to Oct. 21 Mass

PARENTS OF deceased children are invited to share their memories and their grief at a special Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at St. Ann’s Church, 1010 S. Louisa St., Peoria. It will be celebrated by Father Terry Cassidy, pastor, at 7 p.m. Grandparents, relatives and friends of those who have died are also welcome to […]

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Catholic Charities open houses set in Galesburg, Champaign

CATHOLIC CHARITIES of the Diocese of Peoria will host open houses in Galesburg and Champaign later this month. In Galesburg, those interested in finding out how to become a licensed foster caregiver through Catholic Charities are invited to visit the branch office at 292 N. Chambers St. from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. […]

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Notre Dame Glee Club to sing in Bloomington Oct. 22

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will sponsor a performance by the University of Notre Dame Glee Club on Thursday evening, Oct. 22, at St. Patrick’s of Merna Church, 1001 N. Towanda Barnes Road. The club has invited the Central Catholic High School Choir to open the performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at […]

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