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Catholic high schools set to graduate 650 seniors

Diplomas will be awarded in the coming days to 650 seniors preparing to graduate from the seven Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria. The first school to hold commencement exercises will be Schlarman High School in Danville. The school’s 38 seniors will attend a graduation Mass and ceremonies starting at 3:30 p.m. this […]

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Gratitude as the school year ends

As the school year ends There will be many words addressed to those graduating from grade school, high school, and college in the days ahead. We offer all graduates our congratulations and prayerful best wishes. How exciting to ponder the doors God will open for each of you as the years pass. Always seek God’s […]

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First diocesan conference for widowed, divorced planned

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will host the first Diocesan Conference for Widowed and Divorced on Saturday, June 26, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The conference will feature keynote presentations and 14 workshops on topics of special interest to persons who are widowed and divorced. Workshop topics include Five Keys to Healing; Annulments; […]

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Two will be ordained priests for Diocese of Peoria on May 29

By: By Jennifer Willems Before the Year for Priests comes to a close in June, two more men will be ordained for priestly service for the Diocese of Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will ordain Deacon Paul Carlson and Deacon James Pankiewicz to the priesthood on Saturday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. […]

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Church unity doesn’t mean an artificial harmony: archbishop

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) — Unlike efforts at national unity in the United States, church unity does not depend on “bringing people’s diversity into something of an artificial harmony that seeks to minimize the uniqueness and distinctiveness of people,” Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta said May 7 at a national meeting on cultural diversity. […]

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Supreme Court nominee’s career to come under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, probably will face Senate confirmation hearings in late June. Kagan, 50, would be the fourth woman to sit on the court and the first justice in 38 years to reach it without first serving as a […]

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Pope accepts resignation of German bishop accused of abuse

AUGSBURG, Germany (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa, who has admitted hitting children but has denied sexually abusing them. In addition, Bishop Mixa will no longer be responsible for German military personnel, the Vatican announced May 8. Just before the Vatican’s announcement, the Augsburg Diocese confirmed […]

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Post’s online Book Group asks your favorite ‘Mom-ism’

The May selection for The Catholic Post’s “Book of the Month” is “The Handbook for Catholic Moms” by Lisa Hendey. In advance of her review, book page editor Nancy Piccione has posed a question to The Catholic Post’s online Book Group: “What is your favorite Mom-ism?” Nancy says one of her Mom’s favorite sayings is […]

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