Bishop Jenky: Obama directives could close Catholic institutions

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, calls upon Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria to “vigorously oppose” President Obama’s directives affecting Catholic health care plans. Calling it a “bigoted and blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of every Catholic believer,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is urging vigorous opposition to new Obama administration […]

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Mostaccioli dinner Saturday at St. Matthew’s, Farmington

FARMINGTON — St. Mathew’s Altar and Rosary Society, 156 E. Vernon St., will hold its annual mostaccioli dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu also includes salad, Texas garlic break, dessert and a drink. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 12. Carry-outs […]

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Join ‘Post’ friends aboard ‘Alleluia in Alaska’ cruise

Photo Caption: The 7-day cruise aboard Holland America Line’s fabulous Westerdam features daily Mass celebrated by Msgr. Paul Showalter, vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria. 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 […]

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Pope: Silence key ingredient to meaninful communication

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Amid the deluge of information and nonstop chatter in today’s media, the church needs to help people find safe havens of silence, Pope Benedict XVI said. Far from being the enemy of calm and quiet, social media and the Internet can lead people to virtual sanctuaries that offer silent reflection, thoughtful […]

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Says way disabled treated shows belief about dignity

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Every child and adult with special needs, every unwanted unborn child and every person who is “poor, weak, abandoned or homeless” is “an icon of God’s face and a vessel of his love,” said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. “How we treat these persons — whether we revere them and welcome them, […]

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Bishop Jenky’s message for Catholic Schools Week 2012

Photo Caption: Msgr. Willliam Watson distributes Communion during an all-school Mass at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. Jan. 22, 2012 My dear friends, From January 29th through February 4th, nationally and in the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic Schools Week will take place, our annual celebration of […]

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Ottawa Regional Hospital to join OSF HealthCare System

Photo Caption: The main hospital of Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center at 1100 East Norris Drive in Ottawa. OTTAWA — After a nearly 15-month study, a definitive agreement has been signed that may result in Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center joining the OSF HealthCare System. The hospital is to be renamed OSF Saint […]

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Visitation, Kewanee, to honor McNeill as ‘Honorary Giant’

When it came to choosing an “Honorary Giant” to recognize during Catholic Schools Week, the girls’ basketball coach at Visitation Catholic School was a slam dunk. The recipient of this year’s award is Karen McNeill, who has coached the team for 18 years and led the girls to victory at the Diocesan Basketball Tournament in […]

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