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Illinois may soon consider death penalty, civil union bills

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has asked Catholics to contact their representatives regarding two pieces of legislation that may be considered during the fall veto session in Springfield next month. The conference, the public policy arm of the church in the state, has urged support for pending legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, […]

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SHARE Food’s service to end with December 2010 distribution

SHARE Food of Central Illinois, an ecumenical program sponsored for 24 years by the Diocese of Peoria, will end its services with the December 2010 food distribution. In recent years, the program’s model of volume-based buying, value-based pricing, and sorting and distribution by hundreds of volunteers has faced economic challenges, according to an Oct. 22 […]

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Pope names 24 new cardinals; two are from U.S.

By: By John Thavis, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named 24 new cardinals, including two from the United States: Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest tribunal, and Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. The pope announced the names at the end of his weekly general audience Oct. […]

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Pope accepts resignation of Milwaukee auxiliary bishop

MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Richard J. Sklba of Milwaukee, who turned 75 Sept. 11.The resignation was announced at the Vatican Oct. 18. Under canon law, bishops must submit their resignation at age 75. Bishop Sklba, who also is vicar general, has been a Milwaukee auxiliary since […]

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Some St. Paul, Minneapolis parishes to merge, form clusters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Before pastors had an opportunity to explain during Masses Oct. 16-17 how a strategic plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis would affect their parishes, local media mistakenly announced the closure of some churches in northeast Minneapolis. Although the strategic plan will reduce the number of parishes in […]

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Guest column: Candidates, follow the Golden Rule

By: By Tim Irwin The current election season has brought out the worst in some of the candidates for public office. The problem seems especially acute among those seeking state-wide offices. In a nod to bipartisanism, both the Democrats and the Republicans have joined to ignore the Golden Rule. More often than not, political commercials […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released movies

The following movie reviews are supplied 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 regularly. —– “Hereafter” (Warner Bros.) The Catholic News Service classification is A-III […]

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Jesus teaches disciples to rely on faith, work for justice

By: By Barbara Roedel Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 17 Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; 2 Timothy 3:14 — 4:2; Luke 18:1-8 This Sunday’s Gospel portrays a widow who pursues a judge for justice. The image of a poor, powerless widow relentless in her pursuit of justice is contrasted by a judge who is arrogant […]

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Benedictines host “Evening at the Monastery” Oct. 21

ROCK ISLAND — The Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West, are hosting vespers and dinner followed by time for reflection and sharing on Scripture and their monastic way of life on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. The presenter is Sister Marianne Burkhard, OSB. The cost is $15. For […]

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Mass Inspirations series continues Oct. 27

The “Mass Inspirations” series of talk on the Mass, which is hosted by the Cathedral Chant School, continues on Wednesday, Oct. 27, with “Introductory Rites” by Father Christopher Layden, a member of the Diocese of Peoria’s Liturgical Commission. The talk begins at 8 p.m. and will be held at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. […]

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