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Stations, other devotions help diocese journey to Holy Week

Photo Caption: In a scene from last Good Friday, participants in an outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph’s Priory in rural Princeville carry a cross. The public is invited to this year’s devotion April 2. By: By Jennifer Willems Lent is often described as a journey because it presents so many opportunities to […]

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Fr. Leo Gildner dies; funeral Mass is Thursday in Ottawa

OTTAWA — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for 11 a.m. 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 […]

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260 fans and counting: Follow The Catholic Post on Facebook

As The Catholic Post transitions to a biweekly publication with this issue, we begin a boost of our presence in the digital world of communications to keep our readers informed between deadlines. In addition to daily updates of our Web site, thecatholicpost.com, the newspaper this week launches its own page on the social networking site […]

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Statement from Cardinal George on health care reform

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on March 15 issued the following statement on the state of health care reform. It was titled “The Cost is too High; the Loss is too Great.” — The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for […]

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Alleman H.S. Heritage Ball benefit scheduled March 27

ROCK ISLAND — “A Night to Treasure” is the theme for Alleman High School’s 36th annual Heritage Ball, which will be held Saturday, March 27, at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, in Moline. In addition to a dinner of braised short ribs with lobster at 5:45 p.m., the event includes a silent auction that […]

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Kansas bill would revoke sales tax exemption for religious nonprofits

MERRIAM, Kan. (CNS) — A proposal in the Kansas Legislature that would repeal the sales tax exemption for churches and religious nonprofit organizations is bad public policy, shortsighted and probably unconstitutional, according to the Kansas Catholic Conference. In a March 4 legislative alert, the agency representing the bishops of Kansas’ four Catholic dioceses said the […]

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Says Kennedy’s 1960 speech damaged believers’ role in public life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although John F. Kennedy’s famous speech in Houston nearly 50 years ago could be seen as “a passionate appeal for tolerance,” the candidate’s remarks about how his Catholicism would affect his presidency “profoundly undermined the place … of all religious believers in America’s public life,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver. […]

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Canada’s other gold: Blessed Andre Bessette

The gold medal is the symbol of ultimate success in the Olympics, and host country Canada earned the most, 14, in the just-concluded Winter Games. But on Day 7 of the competition, Catholics throughout Canada had another reason to celebrate. And their symbol of victory was not a medal, but a man. Not a superstar, […]

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What is God trying to cultivate in us this Lent?

By: Sharon PriesterHeadline: What is God trying to cultivate in us this Lent so we bear fruit? Third Sunday of Lent, March 7Exodus 3:1-8a,13-15; Psalm 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8,11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Two-and-a-half weeks ago we were marked with ashes in the sign of the cross and may have heard the words, “Turn away from sin […]

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Central Catholic girls win state hoops title: View slideshow

Editor’s note — To view the slideshow, click on the Video/Multimedia link at left. BLOOMINGTON — If team chemistry was a high school course, give every member of the state champion Bloomington Central Catholic girls basketball roster an A+ for finding a winning formula. After outstanding teams in the last several years came close, the […]

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