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Jesus offers Gospel challenge: “Who is my neighbor?”

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 11 Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69:14,17,30-31,33-34,36,37; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37; Luke 10:25-37 Yet again, Jesus is the great storyteller in today’s Gospel. When met by the young man who is intent on following God but knows only how to understand that call in the […]

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Widowed, divorced urged to let Christ write ‘resurrection story’

Jesus experienced incredible suffering before he was laid in the tomb, but his story didn’t end there and neither can the stories of persons who have lost a spouse through death or divorce, according to Vince Frese, vice president of Journey of Hope Productions. In keynote sessions at the first-ever Diocesan Conference for the Widowed […]

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200 campus ‘missionaries’ trained at U. of I. Newman

CHAMPAIGN — Curtis Martin likes everything about St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, from the hospitality of Msgr. Gregory Ketcham, chaplain, and his staff to the beauty of the chapel. “The facilities are second to none,” said the founder and president of FOCUS — the Fellowship of Catholic University Students — […]

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Share the Sisters’ joy

There are open houses, and then there is the opportunity to roam through the largest building project in the long history of the city of Peoria. Curiosity about the scope of the “Milestone Project” alone should be enough to bring thousands out to see the new Children’s Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical […]

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End-of-life issues and care topic for women in Danville

By: By Jennifer Willems DANVILLE — Those who attended a day of reflection that was sponsored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and hosted by St. Paul’s Church had some sobering thoughts to take into Mass and adoration on June 30. The theme for the day focused on end-of-life issues and care for […]

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Champaign nun’s “Little Book of Plane Prayers” takes off

By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Traveling and writing are all in a day’s ministry for Sister Agnes Cunningham, SSCM. A patristics scholar who was one of the first women theologians to teach at Mundelein Seminary, the major seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sister Agnes has often found herself flying for committee work, to […]

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A Milestone Week ahead for new Peoria hospital facility

Photo Caption: The new Children’s Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria will be blessed and dedicated July 16 as part of a series of grand opening events for the “Milestone Project.” By: By Tom Dermody “Just look what God has done with and through and for all of us and […]

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