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‘The Lord’s been good’ to Galesburg pair wed 75 years

By: By Tom Dermody GALESBURG — The secret to a marriage that’s lasted 75 years? “The Lord’s been good to us,” said Lucille Thielbert, 91, who with husband Ralph, 93, earlier this month renewed the vows they had originally exchanged on May 8, 1935. While their marriage took place at St. Patrick’s Parish here, the […]

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332 and counting: Become fan of The Post on Facebook

As The Catholic Post transitions to a biweekly publication, we have boosted our presence in the digital world of communications to keep readers informed between deadlines. In addition to daily updates of our Web site, the newspaper has launched its own page on the social networking site Facebook. As of Tuesday morning, March 30, we […]

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Sister Barbara Marie Link, Peoria native and teacher, dies

LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 23 in Mary of the Angels Chapel here for Sister Barbara Marie Link, FSPA, a Peoria native who taught at Catholic high schools in Peoria for 29 years and later served as a Catholic campus minister at the University of Illinois. Sister Barbara […]

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Bishop Jenky’s meditations on Stations: Slideshow and text

The center spread of the March 21 issue of The Catholic Post featured excerpts of reflections on the Stations of the Cross written by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and utilized during Fridays of Lent 2010 at The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria. Following are Bishop Jenky’s full reflections, along […]

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Volunteers pray as Annual Diocesan Appeal planning begins

Volunteers mobilize, pray as appeal planning begins By Tom Dermodyof The Catholic Post To educate and inspire on the need to be good stewards of God’s blessings, the Diocese of Peoria is turning to diocesan treasure as it prepares for the 2010 Annual Diocesan Appeal. The words of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen — the famed […]

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Lent abounds with opportunities for new life

By: Sharon Priester Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11 As I reflected on the last two Sundays of Lent, four words came to mind: repentance, forgiveness, compassion, mercy. On the third Sunday of Lent, we heard Jesus warning the people that if they didn’t repent, they would perish. […]

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Which parish won the top prize at the ADA drawing?

Which parish won the top prize at the ADA drawing? A month ago Marilyn and Ted Holland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Now, because of Marilyn, their parish of St. Peter’s in Peoria has 10,000 reasons to celebrate. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Marilyn recalling the moment she heard her name read by Bishop Daniel […]

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Violating conscience: A message from Bishop Jenky

Once again, there is legislation in Springfield that would violate personal conscience to pay for the killing of the unborn with public money. The so-called “Reproductive Health and Access Act” has been re-introduced in the Illinois General Assembly as House Bill 6205. You may recall last year’s version of this legislation, which sought to undermine […]

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Funeral services in Ottawa for Fr. Leo Gildner, 82

OTTAWA — A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Thursday morning, March 18, at St. Francis of Assisi Church here for Father Leo H. Gildner, pastor emeritus who served the parish for 22 years and was a former diocesan director of cemeteries. Father Gildner, a native of Bloomington who had been on senior priest […]

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Eight to be honored when Moline hosts Night of Knights

MOLINE — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored for outstanding service to the organization, the church, and their communities at the 22nd annual “Night of Knights” Recognition Dinner on Saturday, April 10. Sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter Knights of Columbus, this year’s event will […]

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