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Bishop fields questions from young adults in pub setting

Photo Caption: Shirley Plaag, director of religious education at Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg, asks Bishop Jenky a question during a “Stump the Bishop” evening of Theology on Tap in Peoria on June 27. By: By Tom Dermody The evening with young Catholic adults in a crowded pub was called “Stump the Bishop,” but there […]

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Bishops urge Congress to fix health law flaws after decision

Photo Caption: People for and against the administration’s health care reform law demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 28. By: By Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress […]

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Bishop Jenky responds to U.S. Supreme Court ruling

The Diocese of Peoria released the following statement after the June 28 ruling by the United States Supreme Court decision upholding the health reform law: —– Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, believes that today’s Supreme Court ruling will have no impact upon the Catholic Church’s legal case regarding being […]

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Pope declares Archbishop Sheen “venerable;” Mass set Sept. 9

Photo Caption: With a portrait of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in the foreground, Bonnie Engstrom of Goodfield gives a reading at a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last December. By: By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, clearing […]

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Diocese’s First Communicants inspire with their devotion

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky extends his hand in blessing over Stevan Sanchez of St. Hyacinth’s Parish, LaSalle, before they have their photo taken at the diocesan Mass for First Communicants on June 9. By: By Jennifer Willems It didn’t take long for the little hands of the children who had made their First Communion this […]

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Lived faith, service, keys to evangelization: synod text

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics who act like their faith has nothing to do with daily life and a church structure that is more bureaucracy than service are two impediments to the church’s ability to proclaim faith in Jesus, said the working document for the next world Synod of Bishops. “Every one of the church’s […]

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Looking for religious freedom heroes this Independence Day

For Catholics, Independence Day 2012 is more than a day to remember and honor the heroes of our nation from its founding through today. It’s a time to be one. Faced with threats to our religious liberty and our Catholic institutions, our church leaders have asked that we observe a “Fortnight for Freedom” starting this […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michael D’Addario, front center, star in a scene from the movie “People Like Us.” 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 […]

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Wapella parish funds pro-life billboard; issues challenge

Photo Caption: This billboard message is seen by hundreds of drivers every day along Route 51 north of the DeWitt County village of Wapella. By: By Jennifer Willems WAPELLA — Be sure to look up as you drive north on Route 51 coming out of Wapella. The members of St. Patrick’s Church have a special […]

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