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Those who minister to women also await fate of Dwight prison

Photo Caption: Dwight Correctional Center is scheduled to be closed on Aug. 31. A town hall meeting took place July 16 in the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church. By: By Jennifer Willems DWIGHT — What doesn’t show up on balance sheets in Springfield filled the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Church here last Monday […]

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Recent released movies reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne in a scene from the movie “The Dark Knight Rises.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. 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 […]

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Rain welcomed at Seymour church’s centennial celebration

Photo Caption: Father Robert Rayson, pastor, and Msgr. Albert Hallin, pastor emeritus, ring a century-old church bell that members of St. Boniface Parish in Seymour named “St. Isidore” after the patron of farmers. By: By Tom Dermody SEYMOUR, Ill. (CNS) — The desperation of drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest was evidenced by what topped Mary […]

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Secular Discalced Carmelites to meet in Peoria Heights

PEORIA HEIGHTS — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of Mary, Mother of the Blessed Sacrament will meet on Saturday, July 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 904 E. Lake Ave. A rosary at 11 a.m. will be followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m. in the daily Mass chapel. A formation meeting in the kitchen/dining […]

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Bloomington church to host Cursillo family ultreya

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington-Normal Cursillo community is planning a family Ultreya for Saturday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 527 W. Jackson St. Mass will be followed by a potluck. Paper products, drinks and chicken will be provided. Bring a side dish to share.

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A need patron saint of new media and the new evangelization

The workshop titles at the Catholic Media Convocation in late June would have made no sense to anyone in Catholic journalism even a decade ago.“Should I Do An App?” “Bloggers and Catholic Journalism.” “The 7 Deadly Sins of Facebook and Twitter.” “Pinterest — More than Just Recipes.” And my favorite: “Mobile Journalism: Turning Your iPhones […]

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Jesus offers lesson that is super, not super human

Photo Caption: Tim Irwin teaches at Peoria Notre Dame High School, where he chairs the Theology Department. He is a member of St. Mark’s Parish in Peoria. By: By Tim Irwin Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 8 Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-2,2,3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Manny, Diego and Sid star in a scene from the animated movie “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. 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 […]

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Seminarian scholarship dinner set in LaSalle Aug. 3

LA SALLE — Supporters of the Diocese of Peoria’s priestly vocations program will gather in LaSalle on Friday, Aug. 3, for the Msgr. George A. Carton College Seminarian Scholarship Dinner. The dinner, to take place at Celebrations 150 on Route 6 east of LaSalle, provides an opportunity for guests to meet and hear from current […]

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