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Funeral Mass is Thursday for Father John J. Dietzen, 83

Father John J. Dietzen, 83, episcopal vicar for senior clergy of the Diocese of Peoria and the foremost question and answer columnist in the Catholic press in the United States for more than 35 years, died on Sunday morning, March 27, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The pastor emeritus of Holy […]

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Catholic Charities sessions set on Haitian orphan adoptions

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is planning workshops in Rock Island and Bloomington to clarify the process of adopting orphans from Haiti. Haitian authorities recently announced they are accepting new adoption applications. According to Catholic Charities, the process can be challenging and applicants must comply with all Haitian and United States regulations. The […]

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Volunteers sought to assist seniors in Danville area

DANVILLE — Faith in Action, an outreach ministry of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation, is in need of volunteers to assist area senior citizens with chores, transportation and other duties to help seniors maintain their independence. Volunteer orientation sessions are planned at the Faith in Action office located in the First Presbyterian Church, 100 […]

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Indianapolis archbishop hospitalized after suffering mild stroke

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein of Indianapolis suffered a mild stroke March 18 and was admitted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. As of March 22, the archbishop remained hospitalized but was resting comfortably. He was alert and talking with his doctors and has been visiting with a few priests of the archdiocese. […]

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Two pastors named auxiliary bishops for Detroit archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Donald F. Hanchon and Father Michael J. Byrnes, who are both pastors in Detroit and also have other duties in the Detroit Archdiocese, to be auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese. Bishop-designate Hanchon, 63, is pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish and episcopal vicar for the central region […]

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Father Corapi, popular preacher, put on administrative leave

By: By Catholic News Service CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CNS) — Father John Corapi, a popular author and preacher who has had speaking engagements all over the world, has been placed on administrative leave from priestly ministry over an accusation of misconduct. “We have received an allegation that Father Corapi has behaved in a manner unbecoming […]

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Candidates, catechumens, friends fill cathedral twice for rites

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky greets Christian Romo, preparing to be baptized with his mother, Annette, and three siblings at the Easter Vigil at Corpus Christi, Galesburg. Cynthia Edmonson does the introduction. By: By Jennifer Willems When she heard Jesus calling, Danielle Brandstatter of Granville was working as an assistant cook at Nazareth House in rural […]

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An interview with seminarian Samuel Mangieri III of Abingdon

Editor’s note: As part of a special section on vocations in the March 20 issue of The Catholic Post, assistant editor Jennifer Willems invited Samuel Mangieri III to answer a few questions about his decision to study for the priesthood. The son of Samuel Mangieri Jr. and Peggy Mangieri of Sacred Heart Parish in Abingdon, […]

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Don’t wait to fill Rice Bowl to help Japan

Bishop Marcellino Daiji Tani of Saitama, one of the dioceses hit hardest by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster, said the catastrophe is a reminder that “life is in the hands of God and that life is a gift from God.” He further described the tragedy as a challenge for Christians during Lent “to practice and […]

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Really seeing and hearing Jesus this Lent

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Second Sunday of Lent, March 13 Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 33:4-5,18-19,20,22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 G.K. Chesterton wrote in his famous novel “The Napoleon of Notting Hill” that “there is a law written in the darkest of the Books of Life, and it is this: If you look at a […]

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