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New Orleans Archdiocese ‘buries’ Katrina, looks to move on

New Orleans Archdiocese ‘buries’ Katrina, looks to move on NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Citing the abundant blessings that have followed the suffering and deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond marked the fifth anniversary of the nation’s worst natural disaster Aug. 29 with a Mass and an interfaith prayer service at […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released movies

Following are capsule reviews and ratings of recently released films. The reviews are by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as well as earlier releases, visit www.usccb.org/movies This list will be updated periodically as the reviews are […]

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Westville parish hosting Labor Day weekend celebration

WESTVILLE — St. Mary’s Parish, 231 N. State St., will host its annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration, which includes an International Food Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Entertainment and a silent auction will follow from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 5, there will be a DJ from 4 […]

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Diocese of Davenport raises $22 million in capital campaign

DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Boosting morale in a diocese deeply wounded because of the abuse of children by some clergy in past decades, Catholics in the Davenport diocese pledged $22 million in a capital campaign that succeeded despite the worst economic conditions in decades. The campaign was the first in more than 20 years for […]

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Benedictine Sisters hosting Scripture series on Mondays

ROCK ISLAND — The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery are offering an opportunity to read, reflect, pray and share Scripture on Mondays, Aug. 30, Sept. 13 and 27, and Oct. 4 and 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Avenue West.The presenter will be Sister Charlotte […]

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Use of new Roman Missal to begin in U.S. at Advent 2011

By: By Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service, and Catholic Post staff WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics in the United States will begin using the long-awaited English translation of the Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago said Aug. 20. The cardinal’s announcement as president of the […]

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New playground blessed at St. Jude Catholic School, Peoria

Just try keeping children off of brand new playground equipment until the adults get done praying for its safe use and then enforcing those petitions by sprinkling holy water on it. It can’t be done. That’s what parents, benefactors, principal Winnie Pratt and Father Patrick Henehan, pastor, found out last Sunday when the St. Jude […]

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3,200 pairs of shoes donated to OSF St. Joseph drive

BLOOMINGTON — A drive coordinated Aug. 9 to 13 by OSF St. Joseph Medical Center here and podiatrist Dr. Todd Snoeyink resulted in the donation of more than 3,200 pairs of shoes for needy people of the region. The total surpassed last year’s donation of 2,800 pairs of shoes to the annual drive, begun seven […]

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