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Former St. Bernard’s School, Peoria, leased for new uses

Photo Caption: Msgr. Stanley Deptula, pastor of St. Bernard’s Parish, shakes hands with Jim Combs, board president of the East Bluff Community Center, after signing the lease on Nov. 29. By: By Tom Dermody A “beacon” on Peoria’s East Bluff for more than a century, the former St. Bernard’s School will serve the neighborhood in […]

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Funeral at St. Bede Abbey for Father Kevin Gorman, OSB, 86

PERU — A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bede Abbey Church here on Nov. 28 for Father Kevin Gorman, OSB, former teacher and longtime athletic director at St. Bede Academy and pastor of parishes in Peru, Cherry, and Arlington. Father Kevin, a monk and priest of St. Bede Abbey, died on Sunday morning, Nov. […]

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Celebrating church’s universality, pope creates 6 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recalling that Christ’s mission transcends “all ethnic, national and religious particularities,” Pope Benedict XVI created six new cardinals from four different continents, representing the Latin rite of the Catholic Church as well as two Eastern Catholic Churches. The churchmen who joined the College of Cardinals Nov. 24 were U.S. Archbishop James […]

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Courts addressing challenges to health law, HHS mandate

Photo Caption: Pro-life activists rally in front of U.S. Supreme Court in Washington this summer. By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Nov. 26 for a federal appeals court to take up a Christian college’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act, reopening one of several lawsuits filed […]

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St. Bede monks are helped by appeal for retired religious

By: By Jennifer Willems PERU — St. Bede Academy has a professional greeter. A sign at the main entrance of the school marks the spot where he stands each morning as students arrive — and many afternoons as they leave. At 91, Brother George Matsuoka, OSB, would be considered well past retirement age by any […]

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Quilters at Christ the King, Moline, offer comfort and joy

Photo Caption: Margaret Milefchik and Rosie Bedard hold a colorful quilt completed by the Quilters Group at Christ the King Church in Moline. Also pictured are Helen McCormick, Arlene Murphy, and Sandy Thompson. By: By Jennifer Willems MOLINE — In many ways, the members of the Quilters Group at Christ the King Church here are […]

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Amy Dyke named coordinator of Natural Family Planning

For nearly a decade, Amy Dyke has assisted the Office of Family Life in numerous supportive ways. She will now do so in an official capacity as the new Coordinator of Natural Family Planning in the newly merged Office of Evangelization and Family Life. She described her mission in terms of being “a voice for […]

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Craig Dyke to direct merged evangelization, family life office

The Diocese of Peoria has announced that the Office of Evangelization and the Office of Family Life have been merged into the Office of Evangelization and Family Life. Craig Dyke, director of the Office of Evangelization, has been named director of the newly merged office. “Evangelization begins in the family, and it makes sense the […]

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We thank our readers and all who support The Catholic Post

Thanksgiving is a tradition-filled holiday, but these are anything but traditional times in the news business. We’re pretty sure that in the nearly 80-year history of this newspaper, we’ve never used “tweet,” “blog” and “evangelize” in the same headline. But there they are linked on our page 7 this week, as the U.S. bishops were […]

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Jesus rules as king of our hearts, king of the universe

By: By Shawn Reeves Solemnity of Christ the King, Nov. 25 Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93:1,1-2,5; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37 The King has arrived! Though some kings have been despots and treacherous brutes, the idea of a noble king seems to have captivated the song and literature of most Western cultures at some point in their […]

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