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End to taxpayer abortion funding called long overdue

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The effort to make permanent a ban on federal funding of abortion is both long overdue and widely supported by Americans, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told a House subcommittee Feb. 8. Richard M. Doerflinger, associate director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, was one of three […]

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The Catholic Post opens “Delivering Unity Campaign 2011”

To better unify, inform, and inspire the 65,000 Catholic households of the Diocese of Peoria, The Catholic Post has transformed its annual subscription drive into the “Delivering Unity Campaign.” Gifts to the campaign, in addition to being a subscription to the award-winning diocesan newspaper, also help toward a goal of sharing the newspaper throughout the […]

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IPhone confession app ‘no substitute’ for the sacrament

By: By John Thavis, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican official said a new iPhone application can help Catholics prepare for confession, but cannot substitute for the sacramental encounter between a penitent and a priest. “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch was recently released as a […]

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Blizzard delivers “unity” ahead of Catholic Post drive

For about six months we at The Catholic Post have been planning and refining our new “Delivering Unity Campaign,” introduced with this issue of the newspaper reaching every Catholic household in the Diocese of Peoria. Well, the Blizzard of 2011 had its own way of uniting us first. The winds Tuesday evening whipped deep mounds […]

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For your Valentine: Marriage Mass, Date Night set Feb. 19

For your Valentine: MarriageMass, Date Night set Feb. 19 OK, married folks, admit it. Valentine’s Day is coming and you’ve yet to give much thought about what to give or do for your spouse. The Diocese of Peoria has two timely suggestions, both of which take place on Saturday, Feb. 19. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, […]

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3 Theology on Tap series planned for young adults

Young adults and their friends from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to explore faith issues in a relaxed setting at one of three Theology on Tap series planned in the coming weeks in Galesburg, Bloomington-Normal, and Champaign-Urbana. There is no charge to attend the evenings, which are sponsored by the diocesan Office of […]

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Abp. Sheen sainthood cause again being advanced in diocese

Around the Diocese of Peoria and even around the world, those who admire Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen reacted with joy to news that the Peoria-based Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is resuming its efforts to advance the cause for beatification and sainthood of the beloved media pioneer. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, who serves as […]

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Salt and “light” create environment for God to work

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 6 Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm 112:4-5,6-7,8-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 During these winter days, any hint of light becomes a time of celebration. When the sun breaks through the gloomy days, we are lifted in spirit. As each day gets a bit longer, […]

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Says pro-life ‘Davids’ will win over Planned Parenthood ‘Goliath’

By: By Jennifer Willems As the largest abortion provider in the country, Planned Parenthood certainly seems like a powerful Goliath, but “David” has everything necessary to win the fight, according to Eric Scheidler of Aurora, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “I’ll tell you who ‘David’ is. It’s you — every one of you,” […]

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