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) 2012 […]

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Final call to join ‘Post’ friends on Alaska cruise this June

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 “Alleluia in Alaska,” a Post-sponsored cruise scheduled for June 9-16, 2012. Cabins are filling fast and need to be reserved as soon as possible, […]

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Full homily text from funeral Mass for Msgr. E. Edward Higgins

Editor’s note: Following is the full text from the homily given at the Feb. 21 funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria for Msgr. E. Edward Higgins, 80, a senior priest of the diocese who died on Feb. 16. The homilist was Father Thomas Taylor, parochial vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in […]

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Youth invited to St. Patrick’s Day Mass, parade, and social

Catholic youth of all ancestries are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Youth Mass and Social on Saturday, March 17, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. Those attending the first-of-its-kind event will also have the opportunity to view the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Peoria, which steps off at 11 a.m. just […]

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New mascot, meaning, plans get St. Jude School ‘fired’ up

Photo Caption: Fourth-graders Noah Cokel, Megan Carey, Genevieve Stedwill and Mary Dyke get the cheering started for their new mascot, St. Jude Fire. By: By Jennifer Willems If you’re seeking the fire of the Holy Spirit, look to the students at St. Jude’s School in Peoria. They’d be happy to share it with you and […]

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Moline native, Alleman grad is named a bishop for Belize

Photo Caption: Bishop-designate Christopher Glancy, pictured at a parish in Belize, will be ordained an auxiliary bishop of the nationwide Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan on May 5. By: By Catholic News Service and Catholic Post staff WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop-designate Christopher Glancy was just settling in at a Chicago parish staffed by his religious order, […]

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Either God is the Lord of all of our life, or not at all

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Second Sunday of Lent, March 4 Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18; Psalm 116:10,15,16-17,18-19; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10 The story of the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham is perhaps the most dramatic and artistic part of the Torah. The Scripture scholar Pauline Viviano has described it well: “We are drawn into the action of […]

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A letter from the president of diocese’s Catholic Charities

Photo Caption: Sister Ana Pia Cordua, SCTJM, president and director of mission and ministry for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria. Editor’s Note: Following is a letter to all Catholics of the diocese from Sister Ana Pia Cordua, SCTJM, president and director of mission and ministry for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria. […]

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Bishop, diocesan leaders hear support for Sheen in Rome

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, bows to kiss the ring of Pope Benedict XIV during a Feb. 9 meeting in the pope’s library at the Vatican. By: By Tom Dermody No sooner did Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, say the name of his diocese in a private introduction to Pope Benedict XVI at […]

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