Group from Moline parish back from El Salvador ‘immersion’

By: By Jennifer Willems MOLINE — Walking down “memory lane” can bring great joy. It can also bring great sadness. Sister Charlotte Seubert, FSPA, pastoral associate at Christ the King Parish found both when she returned to El Salvador in August as part of a group from the Moline parish. They traveled to El Salvador […]

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God, history will judge war choice

That was the banner headline of The Catholic Post on March 23, 2003, three days after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began. It also applies this week in the days after President Barack Obama announced an end to combat operations in Iraq. But that’s about all that is similar between the “shock and awe” start […]

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Preparations in diocese begin for new missal translation

With the Vatican’s approval of the new translation of the Roman missal and the implementation date set for the First Sunday of Advent 2011 comes an invitation, according to the director of the diocesan Office of Divine Worship. “This is not just a matter of opening the book and reading different words,” said Msgr. Stanley […]

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’40 Days for Life’ coming to Peoria and Champaign

Forty days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion combined with peaceful vigils at abortion facilities and educational outreach will take place in the Peoria and Champaign areas from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31 as part of the “40 Days for Life” campaign. Peoria and Champaign are among 239 locations across the United […]

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The color of labor evident at Bloomington window project

Photo Caption: David Graves of Jacksonville Art Glass removes stained glass from Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington, for repair and restoration. The U.S. bishops’ message for Labor Day emphasizes the dignity of work. BLOOMINGTON — Among those who enjoyed a break as the nation celebrated Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, were workers who have spent […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released films

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 This list will be updated periodically as the reviews are […]

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