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Cursillo weekends for men, women are scheduled in Moline

MOLINE — The Northwest Area Cursillo community has scheduled a Men’s Cursillo Weekend (No. 1028) for Feb. 21-24 at the Believers Together Center at Christ the King Church, 3205 60th St. A Women’s Cursillo Weekend (No. 2031) will be held March 14-17. Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “short course” and is designed to bring […]

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Support Catholic Post’s 2013 Delivering Unity Campaign

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has encouraged readership and support of The Catholic Post and invites generous donations to the diocesan newspaper’s 2013 “Delivering Unity Campaign.” In addition to being a subscription to the print publication, a gift to the campaign is “practical evangelization” especially in this Year of Faith, said Bishop Jenky. Contributions may […]

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Proposed HHS rules fall short of meeting bishops’ concerns

Photo Caption: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, faulted the proposed rules for maintaining an “inaccurate distinction among religious ministries.” By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The new proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding insurance coverage of contraceptives show movement […]

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Bishop Jenky calls on Catholics to join him in Springfield Feb. 20

Photo Caption: “The sanctity and dignity of Marriage is under attack,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, of Peoria in asking Catholics to travel to the State Capitol on Feb. 20 for a “Defend Marriage” lobby day. Saying “we can no longer sit silently, but rather we must stand together in solidarity,” Bishop Daniel R. […]

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Epiphany 8th graders “believe” in giving back, lead national contest

Photo Caption: Epiphany Catholic School eighth graders Sarah Thakral, Julia Nelson, Kelly Harris and McKenna Crouch hold four of the 50 Nook e-readers their U.S.-leading fundraising has already earned their school. By: By Tom Dermody “Where would I be if you didn’t believe?” — Justin Bieber, “Believe” —– NORMAL — Sarah Thakral, McKenna Crouch, Kelly […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult star in a scene from the movie “Warm Bodies.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. Rating: From Catholic News Service 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. […]

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Series for young Catholic adults in Monmouth, Rock Island

Catholic young adults and their friends in the Monmouth and Rock Island areas are invited to gather in relaxed settings during February for explorations of current faith issues. “Theology on Tap” sessions are planned for Thursday evenings during February at Petey’s Pub and Grill in Monmouth and on Mondays at Pizza and Subs in Rock […]

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All baptized called to share faith: Champaign RCIA seminar

Photo Caption: Father Michael Schaab takes a question from Alejandra Seufferheld from St. Mary’s Parish in Champaign during the seminar on Jan. 26. By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — There may be an RCIA team at your parish, but the responsibility for sharing the Catholic faith with those who are seeking the Easter sacraments of […]

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Two February dates this year for Rite of Election services

If sharing the faith and making a renewed commitment to follow Christ are the goals of this Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria will be filled with nearly 400 reasons to celebrate on the First and Second Sundays of Lent. The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing […]

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