Anne Stoltzenburg has left mark on Carroll Catholic School

Photo Caption: Anne Stoltzenburg, a junior high math, religion and art teacher at Carroll Catholic School in Lincoln, assists student Hayden Sanborn. She is preparing to retire after 39 years of teaching. By: By Jennifer Willems LINCOLN — After 39 years of teaching at Carroll Catholic School, Anne Stoltzenburg is preparing to retire. There’s no […]

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Of Jim and Jordan, kindred spirits

Jim Maloof and Jordan Schmidt had a lot in common for being 93 and 15 years old, respectively. Most obvious is their common fight against childhood cancer. Jim, the former Peoria mayor, is a hero in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital community and spent decades raising money and awareness. His story is captured in […]

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Former mayor, St. Jude hero recalled for large ‘singing heart’

Photo Caption: Jim Maloof, former mayor of Peoria and a key figure in the establishment of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and its Peoria affiliate, died Jan. 19. Three-term Peoria mayor and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital pioneer Jim Maloof was remembered at his funeral Mass Jan. 26 at St. Mary’s Cathedral for […]

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Sr. Judith Ann Duvall and OSF featured in TV documentary

Photo Caption: Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, is interviewed on the grounds of the East Peoria motherhouse of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis for the documentary “Divine Prescription.” While it might be fun, the Super Bowl this Sunday night won’t cure what ails you. If you want to know what will, […]

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Claims surgical abortions have ended at clinic in Bettendorf

Photo Caption: Father Anthony Co of Rock Island explains the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary on Jan. 22 before leading prayer at a Candlelight Vigil hosted by the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. By: By Jennifer Willems BETTENDORF, Iowa — Reports that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is no longer offering surgical abortions at […]

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Christian cooperation key to proclaiming the Gospel: pope

ROME (CNS) — Christians must work together to offer the faith they share to a world that seems to find it more and more difficult to believe, Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant leaders. “Unity is in itself a privileged means — almost a requirement — for proclaiming the faith in an […]

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At National Prayer Vigil for Life, cardinal looks to future

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the opening Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston focused on the direction in which he believes the pro-life movement should be headed. The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities called upon Catholics to work to change society’s negative […]

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At March for Life, crowds show endurance, passion to continue

Photo Caption: March for Life participants make their way up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building Jan. 25. By: By Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The tens of thousands of participants at the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 25 demonstrated just how determined they are not only by showing […]

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