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Newman chapel dedicated; center renamed for Pope John Paul II

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, prays just inside the doors of the new Chapel of St. Robert Bellarmine at the start of the Dedication Mass in Normal Nov. 7. By: By Jennifer Willems NORMAL — Filled to overflowing with people, praise and gratitude, the new Chapel of St. Robert Bellarmine on the campus […]

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Singer with Parkinson’s admired how late pope faced illness

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Singer Grace Griffith knew what Pope John Paul II was going through once he became afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. Griffith, 54, received her own diagnosis of Parkinson’s in 1998. Her brother had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1992. Moreover, when not paying the bills with her music, Griffith was a physical therapist […]

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Pope encourages devoted, reasoned approach to Scripture

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God constantly tries to enter into dialogue with the people he created — speaking through creation and even through silence, but mainly in the church through the Bible and through his son Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict XVI said. In his apostolic exhortation, “Verbum Domini” (“The Word of the Lord”), the pope […]

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Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving at cathedral Sunday, Nov. 21

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will be the celebrant of a Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria.At the Mass, prayers of gratitude will be offered not only for this year’s harvest but also for the blessings of faithful Catholics who assist in parishes and institutions […]

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Big weekend for Alleman, Central Catholic sports teams

One weekend after Peoria Notre Dame claimed state titles in girls cross country and boys soccer, two more Catholic schools of the diocese are in the sports spotlight.Today, Bloomington Central Catholic’s volleyball team plays Breese Central in the semifinals of the Class 2A IHSA tournament. The winner of today’s game at noon in Redbird Arena […]

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