Venerable Sheen celebrated as a needed ‘model of virtue’

Photo Caption: Mother Vaclava Ballon and Sister Marion Hudackova of the Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist hold commemorative programs at the Sept. 9 Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. By: By Tom Dermody Calling Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen “the model of virtue our world needs today,” friends and family of the […]

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Archbishop Myers welcomed back for silver jubilee as bishop

Photo Caption: Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, former Bishop of Peoria, processes into St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Sept. 6 for a Mass of Thanksgiving marking 25 years since his episcopal ordination. By: By Tom Dermody Twenty-five years after he was ordained a bishop in its sanctuary, Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark […]

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Services in Rock Island for Benedictine Sister Germaine Cupp

ROCK ISLAND — Sister Germaine Cupp, OSB, a longtime teacher, principal and pastoral associate in central Illinois, has died. She was 83. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery here. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Sister Germaine died […]

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Forum asks: Can you be a Democrat and be pro-life?

Photo Caption: A woman prays at a Planned Parenthood center in Charlotte, N.C. The presidents of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America were to speak at the Democratic National Convention. By: By Stephen C. Guilfoyle / Catholic News Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — Buttons were available at the Democrats for Life of America […]

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More we love Jesus, the more we want to pray: pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The more people love Jesus, the more they will want to spend time with him in prayer; and the more they pray, the more they will resemble him, Pope Benedict XVI said. While God always listens to people’s pleas for help and is always ready to respond, “our prayer must first […]

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Earthquake in Costa Rica kills at least 2, damages churches

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — A strong earthquake struck northwest Costa Rica Sept. 5, killing at least two people, damaging homes and some Catholic churches, setting off a tsunami warning and rattling nerves. The magnitude-7.6 quake, felt throughout parts of Central America, struck at 8:42 a.m. local time near the small city of Nicoya […]

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