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As Father’s Day approaches on June 17, the state of traditional family life in the United States has never been more uncertain. About 1 in 4 babies are now born to unmarried couples, a rate that has nearly doubled since 2002. Married adults now divorce two-and-a-half times as often as adults did 20 years ago […]

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Two women from Lincoln become Dominican Associates

Among the 22 women and men who recently made a public commitment to witness Gospel values as Dominican Associates were Mary Kay Lohrenz and Teresa Tierney, both of whom are secretaries at Holy Family Church in Lincoln. They join more than 200 people in the United States and Peru who accompany the Dominican Sisters of […]

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Forbes joins OSF HealthCare as top medical, clinical officer

Photo Caption: Dr. Kathleen Forbes is the new chief medical officer and chief clinical officer for OSF Healthcare System in Peoria. Dr. Kathleen Forbes has accepted the new position of chief medical officer and chief clinical officer for OSF Healthcare System in Peoria. She started June 1 and reports directly to Kevin Schoeplein, CEO for […]

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Carondelet Sisters have full hearts as they prepare to move

Photo Caption: Sister Roberta Houlihan, CSJ, and Sister Mary Shryock, CSJ, at the piano in their house on Wagner Lane in Peoria, near Holy Family Church. By: By Jennifer Willems Moving from a six-bedroom house to a room with closet space for three habits presents certain challenges, but nothing that Sister Roberta Houlihan, CSJ, and […]

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Ten truths from Scripture on the Holy Eucharist

By: By Father James King Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 10 Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16,22-26 This Sunday we celebrate Corpus Christi — the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Sacred Scripture has much to teach us about this greatest of all […]

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New Catholics celebrate faith with bishop at cathedral Mass

Photo Caption: Wearing her baptismal robe, Michelle Neumann of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Coal Valley receives Communion at the June 3 Mass for new Catholics. By: By Jennifer Willems The minute she got the letter inviting her to the Mass for New Catholics at St. Mary’s Cathedral last Sunday, Michelle Neumann made a call […]

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Sign up for Illinois bishops’ ‘I-CAN’ information network

Catholic around the Diocese of Peoria will be urged to enroll in a new statewide informational effort called the Illinois Catholic Advocacy Network, or “I-CAN,” during the approaching “Fortnight for Freedom.” Cards explaining the network and encouraging sign-up have been sent to every parish. Those taking part will receive occasional email updates from the Catholic […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Santiago Cabrera portrays Father Vega in a scene from the movie “For Greater Glory.” 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 […]

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Joyful day of blessing as four new priests are ordained

Photo Caption: Clockwise from lower left, newly ordained priests Father Johnathan Steffen, Father Joel Phelps, Father Timothy Hepner, and Father Daniel Gifford process from the cathedral after the May 26 Mass. By: By Tom Dermody The ordination of four new priests for the Diocese of Peoria on May 26 not only filled St. Mary’s Cathedral […]

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