Sr. Betty Slown, BVM, native of Lexington, dies

DUBUQUE, Iowa — A funeral Mass was to be celebrated on Tuesday, April 13, in Marian Hall Chapel here for Sister Betty Slown, BVM, who was born and raised in the Diocese of Peoria and taught in East Moline. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dubuque. Sister Betty died April 8, 2010, at Marian […]

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Ratings and capsule reviews of recently released films

Following are ratings and capsule reviews of recently released films. The reviews are by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, visit This list will be updated periodically as the reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service. —– The “Clash of the Titans” […]

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381 and counting: Become a 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 Monday morning, April 12, we […]

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Locally produced documentary on Abp. Sheen debuts, inspires

His teaching inspired millions, and producers of a new documentary on “the holy and remarkable life” of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen are hopeful their powerful new film will do the same for this and future generations. “Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All,” is the title of an hourlong film biography of the famed Catholic […]

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At Easter we celebrate ‘crowning truth of faith in Christ’

By: By Sharon Priester Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord, April 4Acts 10:34a,27-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 or Luke 24:1-12 or (at an afternoon or evening Mass) Luke 24:13-35 It’s Easter Sunday — the resurrection of Christ. In his Easter address in 2008, Pope Benedict said the resurrection […]

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Support for Pope Benedict, concern for abuse victims

Editor’s note: In place of our regular editorial we publish the following statement from the executive committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It was signed Tuesday, March 30, by Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago, president; Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., vice-president; Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, treasurer; Bishop George Murry, […]

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Carroll Catholic School mission statement put to music

LINCOLN — How many of us have memorized the mission statement of our school or workplace? The students at Carroll Catholic School in Lincoln know theirs. In fact, they can sing it for you. “In an ever-changing world, for God we always seek,” they begin in a hymn-like, original melody. “We find Him here at […]

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