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Photo Caption: Members of the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society met with Bishop Jenky earlier this month to welcome new members and discuss priorities for the coming year. Members of the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society had much to celebrate at their annual meeting with […]

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‘Welcome Home for Christmas’ evening Dec. 7 at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Church in Peoria is hosting a “Welcome Home for Christmas” presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. It will be held in the school gym at the corner of Bradley and Underhill. Intended for anyone who has fallen away from the Catholic Church or stopped practicing their Catholic faith, the evening will […]

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Bloomington Knights plan dinner theater Saturday

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington Knights of Columbus, Father John D. Ring Council No. 574, will host a dinner theater on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in the clubroom at 1706 R.T. Dunn Drive. A buffet-style dinner of prime rib, chicken, green beans, vegetable medley, potatoes, salad, rolls and dessert will be served at 6:30 […]

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CCHD rebuts charges that funded groups violate Catholic teaching

By: By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Officials with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development rebutted a report that 55 agencies funded by the U.S. bishops’ anti-poverty program in 2010-11 were in conflict with church teaching. Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Calif., Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., and Ralph McCloud, CCHD executive director, […]

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Join “POST” friends aboard Alaska cruise June 9-16, 2012

Photo Caption: For more information on “Alleluia in Alaska,” a Catholic Post-sponsored cruise to a region of stunning natural beauty, call Donna at 1-800-226-0902. Have you always wanted to experience the beauty and charm of Alaska? Then join other readers of The Catholic Post, their families and friends aboard Holland America Line’s fabulous Westerdam for […]

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For what are we waiting, and hoping, this Advent?

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27 Isaiah 63:16b-17,19b; 64:2-7; Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 We begin a new year this Sunday, the beginning of the liturgical year. Newness seems to bring out a desire for change in the direction of our lives. It can be small, like […]

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A Penn State-inspired exam . . . of conscience

Jesus may have weighed in on the Penn State scandal in last Sunday’s Gospel. “Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me,” said Jesus in his story of the Son of Man separating the sheep from the goats on judgment day. […]

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Diocese thankful for harvest, example of past honorees

By: By Jennifer Willems Ending the church year on a note of gratitude, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, praised the men and women of central Illinois “who have given us such good example in living out their Christianity by all they say, but most especially by all they do.” Past recipients of the Pere Marquette […]

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Catholic school enrollment in diocese this year is 11,473

By: By Jennifer Willems Continued unemployment is one of the key factors cited in the 5 percent dip in enrollment in Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria for the 2011-12 school year. “As much as the economy seemingly has turned around, the unemployment rate has not decreased,” said Brother William Dygert, CSC, superintendent of […]

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Celebration of 1,000th Cursillo planned at cathedral Dec. 3

Photo Caption: More than 40,000 men and women in central Illinois have strengthened their relationship with God through Cursillo since 1964. With very little fanfare but a great deal of joy, Cursillo in Christianity recently marked its 1,000th weekend of renewal in central Illinois with the inmates at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg. A […]

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