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Dog days for bishop as he welcomes two new puppies

Photo Caption: Chihuahua puppies Vicar (left) and Monsignor show their affection to their new owner, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. By: By Jennifer Willems When he leaves his office at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria and goes home, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, finds Vicar and Monsignor waiting for him. Unlike the vicars and […]

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Genocide survivor to speak at ’40 Days’ kickoff Sept. 6

Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and author of the best-selling book “Left to Tell,” will be among the speakers at a Sept. 6 kickoff rally for the “40 Days for Life” prayer and fasting campaign in the Peoria area to end abortion. Ilibagiza, 2007 recipient of the Mahatma Ghandi Peace and […]

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13-week men’s program to open Sept. 19 at Urbana parish

URBANA — “That Man Is You,” an interactive men’s program combining scientific research with the teachings of the Catholic faith, will begin on Monday, Sept. 19, with breakfast at 6 a.m. in the main hall of St. Patrick’s Church, 708 W. Main St. A presentation will follow at 6:15 a.m. and there will be small […]

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Pope announces themes for future World Youth Days

Photo Caption: A pilgrim holds a Croatian flag as Pope Benedict XVI leads his weekly general audience at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug. 24. By: By Catholic News Service CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — After reviewing his trip to Madrid for World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced the themes he has […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

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 the CNS movie site here. This list will be updated regularly, and all reviews are copyright (c) 2011 Catholic […]

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Respect Life coordinators to plan year ahead Sept. 10

Respect life coordinators from around central Illinois will gather for Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and a workshop sponsored by the diocesan Respect Life Board on Saturday, Sept. 10. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave. The Mass, which will include the commissioning of […]

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Cathedral to host candlelit Vigil for Peace on Sept. 10

Calling on “all people of good will” to come together “to remember the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future free from fear and filled with peace,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, announced that the Diocese of Peoria will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a candlelit Vigil […]

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Only with faith, trust can we say who Jesus is

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 21 Isaiah 22:13-23; Psalm 138:1-2,2-3,6,8; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 In this week’s Gospel, Jesus is in Caesarea Philippi, a region north of the Sea of Galilee. It is here that there will be some changes taking place. Jesus is beginning to prepare for his approaching death. He starts by […]

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