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Republican candidate Brady: Pro-life, educational choice

By Tom DermodyFor the Catholic Conference of Illinois Asked to name his heroes in politics and public service, State Sen. Bill Brady listed Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and his parents, who “motivated me more than anybody to give back to the community.” He then added another name to the list: Pope John Paul […]

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Catholic Conference of Illinois interviews governor candidates

Photo Caption: Four of the five candidates for governor of Illinois took part in a survey conducted by the Catholic Conference of Illinois. This image shows three of five responses. All responses are in the story. In an election year dominated by economic and budget concerns, four of the five candidates for Illinois governor recently […]

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Meet new leader of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

GRAND RIDGE — Unlike the recent midterm elections, when new officers are elected for the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women there are no stump speeches, no promises that may or may not be kept, no verbal assaults that create more harm than good. There’s too much work to be done and new president Nympha […]

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St. Mary’s, Moline, launches $750,000 capital campaign

By: By Rita Pearson MOLINE — “Preserving Our Parish Home” is the theme for a $750,000 capital campaign for needed building renovations at St Mary’s Parish in Moline. More than 400 people attended St. Mary’s campaign launch Oct. 31 at the I Wireless Center in downtown Moline. Campaign proceeds will cover a new church roof, […]

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Joy, gratitude as Epiphany, Normal, is rededicated

Joy, gratitude as Epiphany, Normal, is rededicated Editor’s note: For photos from this event, click on either the “Post Photos” camera icon or Facebook links at left. NORMAL — With trumpet blasts, prayerful rituals, and an audible sigh of relief from the pastor, Epiphany Parish capped five years of planning and building with the rededication […]

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Respect Life Month statement from Cardinal DiNardo

Editor’s note: Following is the full text of a statement for Respect Life Month issued by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. —– During the Respect Life Month of October, Catholics across the United States will gather in prayer and thanksgiving, at […]

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Bishop Jenky’s proclamation on “Catholic Charities Sunday”

With Catholic Charities USA celebrating its 100th anniversary Sept. 25-28 during its annual convention in Washington, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 26, as Catholic Charities Sunday throughout the Diocese of Peoria. In the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic Charities was incorporated in 1942, though individual and group endeavors to help the poor and […]

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Irish archbishops called to Rome to prepare Vatican prove

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Irish archbishops will travel to Rome in early October to meet with Vatican officials about the apostolic visitation of their dioceses ordered by Pope Benedict XVI in response to the priestly sexual abuse scandal, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced. The four archbishops were called by the leadership of the Congregation […]

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Dialogue only path to peace, Vatican official tells U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — The United Nations might not be perfect, but it has helped humanity move toward a world marked by dialogue, peace and development, the Vatican’s foreign minister told the U.N. General Assembly. Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Vatican secretary for relations with states, said that for the United Nations and its various agencies to […]

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Post-abortion retreat offers healing opportunities Oct. 15-17

HENRY — A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for women and men struggling with the psychological or spiritual pain of abortion is being sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria Oct. 15-17 at Nazareth House in Henry. The retreat is open to all and confidential. Cost is $140 for room, meals, and retreat materials. Partial scholarships are available. […]

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