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Capsule reviews 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, and all reviews are copyright (c) 2011 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference […]

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Easter season speaks to us of new life, mercy, faith, mystery

By: By Sister Agnes Cunningham, SSCM Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), May 1 Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Easter Sequence; John 20:19-31 One of the optional entrance antiphons for this Second Sunday of Easter reminds us of a name by which the Octave of the Resurrection was once […]

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‘Taste of heaven’ as diocese’s priests renew commitment

By: By Jennifer Willems A taste of heaven. Sharon Torres of Holy Trinity Parish in Bloomington used those words not once but twice to describe her first experience of the Chrism Mass, which was celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on April 19. The liturgy, which is traditionally offered early in Holy Week, brings […]

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Catholic Charities responds on religious freedom, civil unions

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will continue to seek religious freedom protections for its adoption and foster care programs after an amendment clarifying the rights of faith-based human service agencies in relation to Illinois’ new civil union law failed to make it out of a Senate committee. “We believe there is a lawful […]

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‘Party on the Patio’ with Catholic Charities on May 21

Looking to “change things up” at its seventh annual “Light of Hope” celebration, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is inviting people to a “Party on the Patio” on Saturday, May 21. And one of those lucky guests will have the opportunity to drive home in a red 2011 Mazda Miata convertible. True to […]

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Salesian Sisters to help staff Newman Center at U. of I.

By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois will say goodbye to two old friends and welcome four new friends at the end of the spring semester. Preparing to leave are Sister Sarah Roy and Sister Janice Keenan, members of the Sisters of St. Francis of the […]

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Pastor in Normal has special connection to Pope John Paul II

The 26-year papacy of Pope John Paul II no doubt influenced the faith lives and ministries of nearly every priest of the Diocese of Peoria. But only one can claim the unique bond of being ordained by the man who will be beatified on Sunday. “It was a blessing,” said Msgr. Eric Powell, now pastor […]

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Full text of homily from funeral Mass for Msgr. Joseph Zube

Following is the full text of the homily at the April 20 funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria for Msgr. Joseph Zube. A longtime official with the Diocese of Peoria’s Marriage Tribunal, Msgr. Zube, 85, died April 15, 2011, at his West Peoria residence. The homilist was Father Brian Brownsey, director of priestly […]

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Diocese awards $694,109 in Catholic school tuition grants

The Diocese of Peoria has awarded a record $694,109 in tuition assistance grants to 606 Catholic school students for the 2011-12 academic year. The figure is the highest in the six years since the John Lancaster Spalding Fund for tuition assistance was established by contributions to the diocesan Rooted in Faith Capital Campaign. This year’s […]

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All Catholic men invited to march, Mass on May 14

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has invited all Catholic men of the Diocese of Peoria to join him on Saturday, May 14, for the eighth annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” The annual event, which has drawn up to 1,000 participants in past years, includes a gathering at the riverfront in downtown Peoria, […]

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