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St. Mary’s School in Westville to close this spring

WESTVILLE — “With a heavy heart,” the pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Westville has announced that the parish’s Catholic grade school will close at the conclusion of the current academic year. “St. Mary’s Grade School will be closed at the end of May 2010 after 100 years of service to the parishioners and people […]

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Prayer a powerful weapon in vanquishing temptation

First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 21 Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91:1-2,9-10,12-13,14-15; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 This past week, on Ash Wednesday, we were marked with ashes and began our solemn Lenten journey leading us toward the celebration of Easter. This week, the First Sunday of Lent, the Gospel describes how Jesus was tempted in the desert, […]

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1,200 at “Does the Christian God Exist?” debate at U of I

CHAMPAIGN — After two hours of debate between Christian and atheist authors on the topic of “Does the Christian God exist?” Dr. Kenneth Howell declared a winner: the 1,200 who attended Feb. 9 at Foellinger Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois. “Our hope is that you’ve been stimulated to think,” said Dr. […]

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Hundreds of couples renew vows at diocesan Marriage Mass

Like at their wedding in the same church 62 years ago, Bob and Marcella Lindley of Farmington faced one another last Saturday, joined hands, and made promises to one another and God. This time, however, the Lindleys were not the sole focus of attention. They were joined at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria by hundreds […]

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Faith journey unites father, daughter at Bloomington parish

BLOOMINGTON — If timing is everything, then this is obviously Bill Wielander’s year to finish what was started for him at a baptismal font in suburban Chicago four decades ago. Part of the RCIA process at St. Mary’s Church here, he will be confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time at the Easter […]

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Flowers to female Bradley U. students say “You’re worth waiting for”

Bradley University female students leaving a program earlier this month called “Sex Ed Bingo” were greeted by more than two dozen male students handing out flowers bearing a Bible verse and the message “You’re worth waiting for.” The students waiting outside the Markin Center represented the St. Joseph’s Catholic Newman Center, the newly formed Guardian […]

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Where the atheist got it right at University of Illinois

A debate between atheist and Christian authors on the topic “Does the Christian God Exist?” drew 1,200 people to Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois last week. It comes as no surprise that we think Dinesh D’Souza, the Christian, won the debate, which was sponsored in part by St. John’s Catholic Newman Center and […]

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Adoption meetings scheduled in LaSalle and Bloomington

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is hosting meetings in LaSalle and Bloomington in the coming days to offer information about domestic infant and international adoption as well as home studies for those who are waiting to adopt a child. The meeting in LaSalle is planned for Monday, Feb. 22, at the Catholic Charities […]

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Surprise award for diocese presented at annual Scout Mass

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky leads the applause for the adults involved in Scouting who were recognized with awards at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 14. By: By Jennifer Willems Surprises are quickly becoming a tradition at the Diocesan Scout Mass. After distributing 124 religious emblems to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from around central […]

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