Marquette High School begins celebration of 150-year history

OTTAWA — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate a Mass next Sunday as part of a weekend of events opening a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Marquette High School. The 3 p.m. Mass on Oct. 11 has been moved to Bader Gym to accommodate the expected crowds, according to Ron Spandet, principal. […]

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Reaffirming marriage

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 4 Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 128:1-2,3,4-5,6; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 LESLIE VAN HOUTEN grew up in a clean-cut, loving family in a comfortable middle-class home in a Southern California suburb. Her father and stay-at-home mom devoted themselves to their four children. Sadly, when Leslie was 13, the Van Houtens divorced. […]

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Development conference: strong faith trumps weak economy

If we can do it, you can do it. With those nine words, Deacon Nick Simon of St. Anthony’s Parish in Atkinson offered both hope and a challenge to parish and school financial leaders from throughout the Diocese of Peoria doing God’s work in a struggling economy. Deacon Simon was among the presenters at the […]

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The wisdom of Bishop O’Rourke

Ten years ago, the Diocese of Peoria said farewell to Bishop Edward W. O’Rourke, who died Sept. 29, 1999, at the age of 81. This beloved shepherd known as a “friend of the poor” had many friends. During two days of mourning at St. Mary’s Cathedral, about 4,000 people paid respects to the native of […]

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Interfaith gathering set in Urbana Oct. 17

URBANA — People of all ages and spiritual paths are being invited to an interfaith gathering on Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Patrick’s Church, 708 W. Main. The facilitator for the day will be Brother Joseph Kilikevice, OP, founder and director of the Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality in Oak Park. The morning session, which […]

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If it’s Monday, it’s rosary night for Mendota couples

Photo Caption: Ed Lauer, shown with his wife Roberta, started the weekly rosary group at Holy Cross Church in Mendota 13 years ago. By: By Jennifer Willems Editor’s note — During October, a month of rosary devotion, The Catholic Post will introduce individuals and groups in central Illinois for whom the rosary has special meaning. […]

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