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A letter from Bishop Jenky regarding Election Day 2012

Photo Caption: “I call upon every practicing Catholic in this Diocese to vote,” writes Bishop Jenky. “Be faithful to Christ and to your Catholic Faith.” Citing unprecedented threats to religious liberty and with strong words of warning to Catholic politicians and their electoral supporters who “callously enable the destruction of innocent human life in the […]

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High school student leaders ‘stand as light for Christ’

Photo Caption: Student and faculty representatives from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria kneel in prayer during a Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky at the Catholic High School Leadership Conference. By: By Jennifer Willems When they came to the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria student leaders from Catholic high schools around the Diocese […]

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58 will receive papal, diocesan honors during Mass on Nov. 18

Photo Caption: Among the medals for outstanding service to be presented at the Honors Mass on Nov. 18 is this one from Pope Benedict XVI symbolizing the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great. A special anniversary year for Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will culminate Nov. 18 when he bestows papal and diocesan […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Ben Affleck stars in a scene from the movie “Argo.” 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 of these films, as well as […]

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Teens Encounter Christ retreat set Nov. 3-5 in Peterstown

PETERSTOWN — A TEC weekend for young men, ages 16 to 20, will be held Nov. 3-5 at the Peterstown TEC Center. TEC is a youth retreat sponsored by Diocese of Peoria that includes talks, an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation, Mass, fun and fellowship. Teens of all faith traditions are welcome. For more […]

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Retreat for married couples planned Nov. 10 in East Peoria

EAST PEORIA — Couples who are married, engaged or hope to be married one day are invited to learn more about the church’s positive and beautiful teachers on love and marriage at a retreat planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the social hall at St. Monica’s Church, 303 Campanile […]

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Legion of Mary hosts day at Nazareth House on Oct. 30

HENRY — Father David Whiteside will be guest speaker at a day of recollection planned by the Legion of Mary for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Nazareth House here. The day’s program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning sessions will focus on “Meditations on the Message of Divine Mercy,” while the theme of afternoon […]

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Youth rallies for high school, junior high set Nov. 3, 4

Photo Caption: Leah Darrow and Bob Rice will energetically share the Catholic faith at both the 2012 Youth Rally for high school students on Nov. 3 and the first-ever Junior High Youth Rally on Nov. 4. In planning a Catholic youth rally, what could be better than having a former professional model and a nationally […]

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