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Archbishop Sheen remembered, celebrated around the world

NEW YORK — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose radio and television programs drew audiences in the millions, was in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Oct. 2, 1979, when the visiting Pope John Paul II stopped there. The pope embraced the archbishop, who was frail but still possessed an inner intensity, and called him “the preacher to […]

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Champaign families host a children’s live Nativity

CHAMPAIGN — A way for three families linked by friendship and their Catholic faith to reinforce the meaning of Christmas has quickly evolved into a neighborhood and parish tradition. For the second year, the Herges, McMahon, and Schacht families — all members of Holy Cross Parish — organized a children’s live Nativity in the front […]

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An incredible risk

By: Sr. Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 20 Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 I RECENTLY heard a story about a couple who regularly visited an inmate in prison. When it was time for the prisoner to be paroled, the couple, who owned a restaurant, thought about it and decided […]

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Grateful for your gifts

In this last issue of The Catholic Post’s 75th anniversary year, as we prepare to celebrate Christmas and close out the first decade of the new millennium, we wish to express words of gratitude for some of the many gifts that have come this newspaper’s way. First, we thank our readers for your gift of […]

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Bishop Jenky’s Christmas message: “Reason for Hope”

And Mary laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. (cf. Luke 2:1-14) To the Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Peoria Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The poverty and simplicity of that first Christmas morning is something that we can all relate to in […]

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Marquette High School principal will retire in June

Ron Spandet, principal of Marquette High School in Ottawa for 10 years, has announced plans to retire next June. In addition, the school introduced Dr. Tom Jobst as its new football coach. Spandet, 66, spent 28 years at Ottawa Township High School as a teacher and later assistant principal prior to accepting the Marquette post […]

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Danville faithful take Guadalupe message, roles to heart

Photo Caption: At a Guadalupe drama at Holy Family Church, Danville, Juan Diego, portrayed by Santiago Castaneda, reveals the image of Our Lady on his tilma. By: Jennifer Willems DANVILLE — To attend a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Holy Family Church here is to understand that this is no […]

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The power of one voice

By: Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 6 Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Philippians 1:4-6,8-11; Luke 3:1-6 VOICES. VOICES. They are all around us! We wake up to voices. We hear voices all day long. We give voice to our own thoughts. What really is a voice except the resonance of a person […]

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Diocese, parishes plan Guadalupe feast celebrations

GAUDETE Sunday is another name for the Third Sunday of Advent and Spanish-speaking Catholics throughout central Illinois will have added reason to rejoice as they celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe next weekend. While some observances are planned for the actual feast day, which is Saturday, Dec. 12, others will take place on […]

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Seasons of artistic inspiration

Try to imagine the Advent or Christmas seasons without artwork of any kind. No Nativity sets. No Advent wreaths. No ornaments or other decorations, inside or out, at home or at church. No music. No Christmas plays on stage, and no inspirational specials or movies on screens. No paintings of Madonna and Child, angels or […]

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